Trust the Painting Process!
w/ Ed Chesnovitch


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Trust the Process!
(All Levels Welcome | For Pastels, Oils and Acrylics)

Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning February 21st
Time: 1:00-3:30pm
Price: Members $125/Non-Members $140



Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting.  This class, for Pastels, Oils or Acrylics will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Learn to simplify your approach, get creative and trust the process!!




  • Bring a full box of soft pastels. Do not bring oil pastels! Or bring Oils or Acrylics
    As many soft pastels as you can get without breaking the bank. Color range and values are more important than size of sticks. Let me know if your new to pastel, so I can email you some inexpensive starter set suggestions to purchase.
  • Hard Pastels – NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand- NOT REQUIRED, BUT VERY HELPFUL



  • Sanded pastel paper –
    to start off I recomend using Uart 400 or 500 grade… which is available at Woodruff’s in Mashpee Commons. Mention my class to get 10% off any art supplies


(Other Materials)

  • Sketch pad, Graphite pencil (4B or 6B,)
  • Black sharpie
  • Ruler
  • 1 sheet of foamcore for your “backing board” to work on an inexpensive 1” flat wash brush
  • Old towel or sheet for under your easel
  • Container for water
  • Isopropyl Alcohol, 91%


(YOUR OWN photographs)

  • Select images that have nice BIG simple shapes with strong light and shadow.
    Bring as many as you’d like and we can go thru them to find some great

Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! This is a suggested supply list.


Instructor Bio-
Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants; Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. While living in New York City he studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he
serves on the board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA.

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