The Oil Pastel Course – Application Techniques

The Oil Pastel Course: Application Techniques

Lesson Description

In this module, we explore basic application techniques for oil pastels including mixing, layering, blending, and scumbling.

Lesson Materials


Lesson Resources


Download eBook

Learn from ALL of our lessons.
Members get every course, live lesson, ebook, critique and lesson plan.


The Oil Pastel Course – Application Techniques — 9 Comments

  1. I’m really happy to see this course. I’ve used oil pastels a few times and like them a lot but I know the guidance in this course will be very useful. I look forward to the next lesson.

  2. I have been looking forward this course since you announced you were gonna make ii. I love oil pastels and can’t wait to learn more about them! Thank you Matt!!

  3. Thank you for doing this course. I am very excited about it as I have just discovered this medium and enjoy your instruction. I have learned so much from your site.

  4. Hello Matt,
    Thank you for continuing to grow this site! I love all of the mediums and instruction!


    What would be your suggestion if we only have the Cray-Pas Oil Pastels and not the Sennelier? Could we still finish our artwork the same way?
    Thank you,

  5. Hi Matt
    I have a set of oil pastels of a brand Talens and they are water soluble. I tried blending them with both Terpentine and water (in a separate test). Though the pastels are water soluble, the blending appears more even (and easier to control) with Terpentine than with water. I love this course. Thanks!

Lesson Discussion