This class will cover the basics of a good painting in any medium. The instructor will demonstrate in oils and pastels. (Students may select his or her medium.) Design, balance of color and temperature, depth through gradation in color and value will be emphasized. Students may work from the instructor's still life set­up or bring a landscape photo of his or her own. The Instructor will supply still life set-ups. If you prefer to do a landscape please bring your own photos.

Supply List - Pastels

Paper –

  Canson neutral colors – no bright colors

  If you are used to working on a sanded ground, bring what you

  are comfortable with.

Board to clip and hold your paper.  (Foam core will work)


Kneading eraser

Paper towels

Good supply of pastels


Small trash bag


Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Yellow Medium      Grumbacher

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Light

Burnt Sienna

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Viridian Green

Ivory Black

Permalba White

Canvas Board   9x12 or 11x14

Pallette Paper

Turpenoid (odorless turpentine)



Janice Hamilton is a well-known Dallas artist who enjoys the influence of light and color using both oils and pastel.

Using her degree in education, she has taught in both public schools and Continuing Education classes for Richland and Brookhaven. She has given programs and taught workshops for numerous Texas art organizations and has judged many art shows, including the Dallas Business Community for the Arts, Richardson Art Societies Youth Show and TAPPS.

She has won numerous awards, has had one-woman shows, is a signature member of Associated Creative Artists (ACA), the Pastel Society of the Southwest (PSSW) and Texas and Neighbors Regional, and has been named as one of the “Master Pastel Artists of the World” in the International Artists Magazine. 

Janice is past president of both ACA and PSSW.

Tuesdays 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Winter Session:

1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

Spring session:

3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2



  • Permalba White

  • Cadmium yellow medium (Grumbacher) Cad

  • red light

  • Burnt sienna

  • Alizarin crimson

  • Ultramarine blue

  • Cobalt blue

  • Viridian Green

  • Black

  • 16x20 canvas

  • Brushes several sizes

*Michaels has some very reasonably priced brushes that will work