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Sky & Clouds & Land & Air

June 1st

10am-12pm MST

On Zoom




THIS workshop is an opportunity for you to paint from a place of confidence and joy, get lost in the painting process, learn about your natural environment AND create A skyscape that you’re proud of.  As an added bonus, you will also develop your creative voice while getting in touch with your artist heart. 


With continual demonstrations and experimentation, you will learn Kathy’s fingerpainting techniques for achieving dramatic sky paintings. This is not your average art workshop.  It is a tactile sensory experience full of support, encouragement and loads of experimentation. 



  • Learning to fingerpaint with soft pastel through layering and blending techniques

  • Understanding the science behind clouds and colors in the sky

  • Creating artwork that reflects your personality

  • Becoming confident with the subject at hand as well as in the use of this medium

  • Recognizing elements of design


Student Supply List:

  • Basic 12-color box of Soft Pastels (NOT oil pastels!)  A box with a larger pastel stick count is always acceptable.  (Recommended pastel brands:  Diane Townsend or Terry Ludwig Pastels)

  • 2 – (or more) sheets of paper (Recommended paper brand:  Rising Stonehenge in any color

  • Can of a pastel final fixative (not a workable fixative)

  • Container of Wet Ones or Baby Wipes to easily clean your hands


  • Dust Mask which will provide adequate protection against dry pigments and most dusts

  • Disposable Latex Gloves for protecting your hands from pastels

  • Newspaper, glassine, or kraft paper to protect your paintings during transport

  • 2 sheets of 22 x 30 cardboard taped together on one side (so that you can store your paintings safely


The following are good resources for artist materials:

Online catalog at Allow 5-10 days for regular delivery

Meiningers located in Denver at 499 Broadway, 303-698-3838

Terry Ludwig Pastels located in Littleton, CO, 303-795-1232 or on-line at  Please tell Terry that your art instructor Kathy Beekman sent you.

soft pastel artist Kathy Beekman
Zoomed art workshops painting in soft pastel with Kathy Beekman

Zoomed Workshops

Hosted by me. These 2 hour workshops are so much fun and you get to meet people from around the world.

Each workshop is shaped to reflect the season we are currently in.  You will receive an image of what we will be creating, a supply list and a Zoom invitation the morning

of our workshop.

Looking forward to painting with you!

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