Realistic Pastel Painting

Teaching Days: Tuesdays

Target group: Starting from 12 y.o. (english speaking students)

Times: 19:00h – 21:00h 

Cost: € 35,- per lesson/€ 350,- total course (excluding materials)


  • Pastel pencils set from your preferred brand (preferably a complete set, 40 to 60 colors) + pencil sharpener
  • Pastelmat paper

(Will also create a page on my website with a full supplies list with recommended brands and optional extra materials for pastel painting)

Type: 10 lessons Course

(Start) Dates: 30/01/2023 

This course is available in English or Portuguese.

This short course is meant for people who have a passion for realistic art and want to learn techniques of realistic painting. Although we will be working with pastels, later on you can apply these skills to any other medium like oils or acrylics.

This course is meant for students of any level: from beginners to advanced, during my lessons I will give a personal approach to any student helping to improve their skills from their current level.

Subject: You’re free to choose the subject you want to paint (wildlife, still life, landscape, portrait) and I will guide you throughout the process to achieve a realistic artwork.

Materials: Pastels are one of the great mediums used by the old masters and ideal not only to understand the visual art principles and translate them into other mediums such as oil painting but also one of the best mediums to achieve vibrant, realistic artworks.

If this is your first experience with pastels, don’t worry, I can help you to choose the best materials to bring to our lessons.

If you have any question or doubt if this course is suitable for you, about materials or other questions, feel free to contact me and I will answer any questions you may have.

André Rios

André Rios

My name is André Rios. I’m a pastel artist and teacher and I specialize in realism and hyper-realism. My favourite subject to paint is portraiture but I love all kinds of subjects, from wildlife, landscapes to still-life. I’m currently exhibiting with Galerie Montulet in Den Haag, teaching private lessons and teaching pastel workshops with Royal Talens.

You can read more about me at:

Link to socials:

Whatsapp: +31684573205

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