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$325 2 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Nov 02, 10:30am - Dec 14, 1:00pm Eastern Time ( 7 sessions )

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
System Requirements: Requirements:
  • high-speed Internet connection
  • internal or external computer speaker
  • internal or external computer mic
For PC: 
  • Windows 7 or higher
For MAC: 
  • OS X 10.8.5 or higher
Class Delivery: Enjoy in the comfort of your own home, classroom or studio!
  • Individual courses are affordably priced
  • All times are Eastern Standard
  • An email with login instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the event.
Teacher: Eva Nikolova

What you'll learn in this pastel class:

Discover the beautiful medium of soft pastel!

Learn the fundamentals of color theory and develop your drawing skills. Get inspired by classic still-lifes, the figure, or photographs. Classes include demonstrations, lectures, and real time individual feedback.

Supply list for Eva Nikolova: 

  • 1 box 60 or 30 half sticks (Recommended Brand: Rembrandt Soft Pastels). Do not buy oil pastels
  • Prismacolor Nupastel set (this is an optional item but I do recommend the box of 96 pastels)
  • 1 pad around 14” x 17” (Recommended Brands: Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper in Assorted Tints; Canson Mi-Tientes Pad; Canson Mi-Teintes Spiral Pad (if purchasing this, you do not need tracing paper))
  • Tracing paper (to protect drawings)
  • Vine charcoal
  • Plastic eraser
  • Cheapest ¾” flat synthetic watercolor brush
  • 3 large bulldog clips

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:

Online programs:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

In-person programs:
Visitors are not required to show proof of vaccination. Masks are highly recommended at 92NY.

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Refund Policy

In the event that some or all of the meetings of the program cannot happen in person, programs will be held at the scheduled time in a virtual format via a video conferencing platform. The programs will continue through hands-on, at-home activities, lectures, presentations, and/or group discussions. No refunds will be issued should any portion of a course be held virtually.

We are not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact [email protected] prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 95% refund, written request must be received 14 business days prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least 2 business days prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least 2 business days prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]

Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received. To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request.

Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Start Dates (1)

Eva Nikolova
Show all 7 sessions
  • Thu, Nov 02 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 09 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 16 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 23 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 30 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 07 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 14 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
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I learned so much in this class. Melanie is terrific.
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