Chalk Pastels

Exploring Materials: Chalk Pastels

Blending Oil Pastel over Monoprints by Ruth Sohn-Rethel

Pastels are a versatile drawing medium which even the youngest learner can enjoy exploring. From hard to soft and chalk to oil, pastels can create a range of diverse results.

Find resources on this page which help aid that exploration, and which take that exploration further through projects and pathways.

All resources can be adapted to all age groups from children through to adult.


Artist Lance Richardson introduces chalk pastels – their characteristics and how they might be used. 

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explore Pastels and chalks

Handpicked resources to help inspire an exploration of soft pastels

Drawing Spiral Snails

Adding Colour

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Using Pastels to Capture Texture

Monoprint and Painting the great fire of london

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