How to Use Pastels?

Answer Pastels are pigments mixed with a binder. Traditionally chalk was used as a binder, but today other materials are also used. Pastels allow you to layer and blend vibrant colors to create a soft loo... Read More »

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How to Draw With Oil Pastels?

Drawing with oil pastels is a fun activity. However, some people avoid using oil pastels, because they can be so messy. If you want to learn how, follow the tips in this article, and you'll be maki... Read More »

Art Lessons in Pastels?

Pastels are an art medium in the form of a stick of pigment with a neutral binder. Pastels produce a soft, colorful tone and can be taught to students of all ages. Depending on the age and skill le... Read More »

How to Blend Oil Pastels?

Oil pastels offer a unique medium for your artwork, however the perfect orange for your sunset may not be in the box.

Who invented oil pastels?

Oil pastels were invented in 1921 by Kanae Yamamoto, a Japanese artist working for the Sakura Crayon Company. These pastels, known as Cray-Pas, were designed for children. Henri Sennelier invented ... Read More »