Materials List

For classes and workshops here is a list of the materials you will need to have.


  • Soft Pastels – artist quality sets or individual sticks (recommended brands: Art Spectrum, Rembrandt, Unison, Blue Earth, Sennelier available at good art stores). Art Spectrum set of 40 half-sticks is highly recommended for beginners, this set will give you all the colours you’ll need to get started.
  • Pastel paper 23 x 30cm Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper (medium tooth)
  • Drawing paper or an art diary
  • Pastel or charcoal pencil in white
  • Willow Charcoal sticks
  • Easel (table or standing) if you prefer
  • Drawing board about A3 size (to tape or clip your paper on)
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Old hand-towel (wet on one end)
  • Masking tape
  • A ruler

Other handy things to have

  • Apron
  • Baking paper or glassine (to protect your finished art)
  • Bulldog clips x 3
  • Wet ones or similar (to wipe your hands)
  • Rubber tipped blenders
  • Pastel pencils

For online Classes please add…

  • Computer or laptop to view the class video or Zoom meeting
  • Colour printer or a screen to view the reference photo on
  • Earbuds to hear instructions during class
  • Table or desk space where you can view your screen, reference photo and lay out your pastels and paper and have everything within reach