Learn how to work with color, composition, rendering techniques, and special subject matter, from beginning to advanced levels. You'll enjoy yourself and improve your soft pastel skills with Liz's unique point of view.


Upcoming Workshops

Liz's workshops are tailored to your group's experience levels. She demonstrates each day and gives you one-on-one attention. She likes to set up a challenge, go into the basic principles involved in the process, and helps you apply them to your work. Students say her workshops allow them to stretch beyond their normal comfort zone.

To schedule a workshop for your group, please contact me at or 602-321-9658.

3 Hour Classes

Liz teaches classes at Scottsdale Artists' School on an on-going basis.

Crack Open with Soft Pastels

March 6-April 3, 2021

Saturdays 9am-noon

$265/5 sessions

Pastel, all levels

Get into the fun of painting with soft pastels. Loosen up your edges with blending, layering and glazing. Experiment with the effects of an underpainting or toned papers and let your inborn sense of color take off into unknown, abstract backgrounds.

Not an expert yet? Liz will guide you with demonstrations and printed references to get you started. This is a technique class that also includes extra projects for the advanced artists.

For more info or to register
visit Scottsdale Artists' School:

The school's website also has more information, or you may call 480-990-1422. Address: 3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Liz can create a presentation or perform demonstrations of soft pastel painting for your group.

Demonstrations show how the soft pastel medium works using various techniques and tools that help to arrive at color and value choices.

I offer anecdotes that encourage you to be more observant of the environment and what we actually see in our daily lives.

I show how to achieve opaque vs transparency as well as creating vibrancy and rich textures.

Presentations are more of a discussion and group participation of the same principles listed above.

To schedule a Presentation or Demonstration, please contact me at or 602-321-9658.