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Weekend Pastel Celebration (Age 14+)

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


April 29 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This class will be a memorable, positive day of improving your drawing skills and enjoying pastels even more than you already do! Teaching Artist Paul will have still life materials on hand for you to paint from but do feel free to bring your own material, photograph, or drawing project. Drawing presentations and group discussion will allow beginning and advanced students alike to enjoy this workshop. You’ll receive professional help with your project. There will be a one-hour lunch break during the workshop. Supply list located at Please enter through the 5th Street door.


Teaching Artist: Paul Hoelscher

Paul Hoelscher is a native Minnesotan who has lived in Baker City since 2002. He is a full-time artist and art instructor who paints with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and oils, and draws with dry media and ink. He has taught K-12 students in Eastern Oregon for many years as a Teaching Artist in ACE’s Artists in Rural Schools Program. Paul’s finished paintings and drawings are intended to be quiet reminders for everyone of how wonderful life really is when we take a moment to notice.


Cost: $65 Member / $78 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)



  • Pastels of any variety (oil, chalk, etc.)
  • Erasers
  • Preferred paper or workable surface (e.g., recycled matte board, textured paper, etc.)
  • Paper towels
  • Masking tape
  • References: if you have any special subject that you would like to make a painting of, please bring some reference material (photocopies, books, still-life objects, portrait models, etc.)
  • Personal favorite tools or materials


If you are 18 and under, and have not already filled out a youth release form, CLICK HERE to fill one out!


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April 29, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Art Center East


Art Center East
1006 Penn Ave
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.