Mondays with Mireille

Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Mireille Duchesne

Learn from one of our greatest local art masters using either soft pastels or oil paint. In Oil painting, Mireille will teach how to compose, mix paint, soften edges, and paint in layers. She uses the technique of Chiaroscuro and the technique of wet-on-wet. Additionally, you have the option to work with Soft Pastels- a beautiful and tactile medium. You will learn how to blend and render texture, how to compose a painting, and how to use light and dark to apply layers on layers of paint to obtain a luxurious, incredibly colorful painting.  Each student can work on their own subject matter and will receive individual instruction tailored to their own experience. This class is for all levels, from beginner to advanced students.

Spring I (8 weeks): March 4th – April 29th

No class April 1st


Spring 2 (8 Weeks): May 5th – June 28th

No classes Friday May 24th – Monday May 27th

Mondays 10:00am- 12:00pm (7 Classes)
May 6th – June 24th, no class May 27th


To inquire, email [email protected] with your name, email address, phone number, and class you are interested in.

If we have availability in our Spring 2 Classes, we will reach out to our waitlists in April! Due to the popularity of our classes, we offer priority enrollment for current students to continue their class. Many students find that they want to continue their class beyond their initial session. If any spots become available in a class, or if a student is ready to move up, we are then able to offer registration to new students, starting with those on our waitlist.
Registration Opening April 15th.

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Click here for the Suggested Pastel Materials List
  • Pastel – Nu-pastel, semi hard 12 assorted colors
    • For softer ones I like the half stick Sennelier. Their colors are fantastic. The more colors you have the better because it is not as easy to mix as paint.
  • Paper or Boards
    • Canson Mi teintes, Art spectrum Colourfix fine tooth paper, or Pastel mat
      (If you use paper, I recommend a foam core to hold the paper with clips or tap)
  • Razor Blade
  • Hard Brush
Click here for the Suggested Oil Paint Materials List
  • Paints
    • Ivory black
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt blue
    • Magenta
    • Raw Umber
    • Burn sienna
  • 3, 4 Medium size of bristle brushes Filbert (A big one for bigger canvas)
  • Palette knife (Plastic is not great)
  • Canvas of your choice. 11×14 is a good size for beginners
  • Turpenoid for cleaning brushes