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CLASS TITLE:  Portrait & Still Life Pastel Class

Instructor: Barbara Silbert

Date: Wednesday (weekly)


Starting in March, 2023

Time: Zoom online class 10:00am - 12:00pm

​Cost: $25 

Classes are non-refundable

​Class Description

Using provided photographs, you’ll learn to draw with soft pastel pencils, and when you’ve achieved a likeness, learn to shade the face and neck with soft pastel sticks. We’ll also have still-life set ups, and the instructor will check your drawing intermittently throughout the sessions.

You’ll learn drawing, composition, proportions, shadow and light,and how all these pertain to still-life as well.

- Beginner to intermediate

Questions and to Register:


Contact Barbara Silbert directly at 516-767-2087 or email:

About the instructor:

Barbara Silbert is an award-winning artist and instructor, having taught at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, the Art Guild of Port Washington, the Great Neck Community Education Center, the Manhasset Community Club, Haven Art in Port Washington and the Port Washington Senior Center in Manorhaven. She is a current board member and past president of the Manhasset Art Association. Since she was very young, Barbara loved drawing people, especially movie actresses in their beautiful costumes. She attended a local
college where her artistic abilities were expanded into graphic design. After graduating, Barbara worked in the world of advertising and is a retired art director with many years of experience at ad agencies and
corporate art departments.


"I never imagined that my passion for art would eventually become my new profession – I am so grateful for that. I feel very fortunate to to do what I love and to pass it along.”
- Barbara Silbert

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