Summer Mondays With Mireille

Mondays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Mondays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

Summer 1: July 8th-July 29th
Summer 2: August 5th-August 26th
Instructor: Mireille Duchesne
*please note time change

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.


Summer Session

Pottery: July 7th – August 30th
Art Summer 1: July 8th – August 2nd
Art Summer 2: August 5th – August 30th

Mondays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm*
Instructor: Mireille Duchesne
*Please note time change

To get early access to enrollment for the next session, email [email protected]. Learn more about our early access list here.

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

Suggested Oil Paint Materials List

Please contact us if you plan to work with oils!

  •  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