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541.773.1444        101 N. Central Ave. Medford, Oregon 97501
MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5 | SUN: Closed

EXPORTRAIT: Expressive Portraits in Pastel & Oil: A Weekend Workshop with Jenay Elder

Unlock your creativity and explore your emotions with pastel or oil painting in this exciting two-day workshop! Led by artist Jenay Elder, this immersive experience will teach you pastel and oil painting techniques, and guide you in expressing your true self through art.

Over the course of two days, you'll be inspired by examples of expressive art throughout history and challenged to use pastels or oils in new and unique ways. You'll brainstorm, design, and complete an expressive self-portrait, using realism, symbolism, color, and expressive strokes to convey your emotions.


Day 1:

Meet and greet with a fun icebreaker

Discover the world of expressive portraiture with a quick overview

Practice lighting and color mixing

Sketch and arrange your composition with a thumbnail sketch, and convey different emotions using pastel or oil paints

Start an inspired self-portrait


Day 2:

Use pastels and oils to bring your portrait to life

Share your thoughts and emotions behind your piece


This workshop will be held at the Central Art Supply classroom, where you'll have access to the latest art supplies and easels. You'll be part of a supportive community of adult artists, and will have the opportunity to participate in the April Third Friday Art exhibit once your projects are completed. Don't miss this opportunity to grow as an artist and nourish your creativity!


- Printed photo of oneself at least 8x10”. Consider your light source. Black & white is ok.

- 2-3 references of texture, symbolism, or color/pattern inspiration. Consider what speaks to your heart.



12x16” Pastel paper, warm (1)

Sennelier Pastel Portrait set of 40 (recommended, bring what you have!)

Support/ Drawing board or foam board

Generals Charcoal pencil

Generals White Charcoal pencil

Kneaded Eraser


Q-tips or blending stumps

Baby wipes



Titanium White

Yellow Ocher

Cadmium Red 

Ivory Black

Burnt Umber

Cadmium Yellow (optional)

Ultramarine Blue (optional)

Brushes, Variety of sizes, filberts or flat and rounds (sizes 1, 2, 4, 8,10)

12x16” Painting surface (1) Centurion Deluxe Professional Oil Primed Archival Linen Panel (Recommended)

8x10” Painting surface (1)

Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits and cleaning tank

Viva paper towels


Generals Charcoal pencil

Kneaded Eraser

Baby wipes

Skill Details:
All skill levels welcome
Instructor Name:
Jenay Elder
Instructor Bio:
Painter Jenay Elder (b.1985) resides in Southern Oregon where her impressionistic oil paintings are known for their textured notes of color, representational quality, and sensitive subject matter. Jenay sold her first Monet-inspired, impressionistic landscape online at the age of fifteen in 2001 and has been making and selling art ever since. Her artwork can be found in regional gallery shows and plein air events as well as in private collections around the world. She is a recent recipient of the Haines Foundation grant and has participated in numerous paint-outs and shows, including the UVAA 30 under 30 exhibit.

EXPORTRAIT: Expressive Portraits in Pastel & Oil: A Weekend Workshop with Jenay Elder

$ 80.00