Paintings & Drawings by Janet

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Pastel Painting - July 26, 27, 28,  2018
Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen, MI
For More Info:   231.276.7441

Student Testimonials:
"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your soft pastel workshop.  I learned so much from your instruction and demonstration in those few days.  I am also very grateful, as your enthusiasm has helped to rekindle my passion to do art and I think I have found my medium in these soft pastels!!  As you suggested,  I have carved out a space in my home where I can keep my easel and supplies and leave them out to have access whenever I want." 
Kim Plahna

"Wonderful Class, Janet was fantastic, enthusiastic and a great critiquer
. Please have Janet back again"
"Best Instructor I've had for a long time. Time was managed with constant information. 
I felt completely respected for my lack of experience and for the $'s I spent."
  Maggie Sokoloff

Exploring Pastels - Wednesdays  10:00-3:00, On-Going classes

Sponsored by Visual Arts Association of Livonia.
Register at or contact:
Judith Waterman (734) 451-0205 or email

Janet Kohler will share her extensive pastel painting experience and knowledge with you during your workshop. Whether a beginner or advanced artist, this workshop will take your creativity and skills to new levels. Personal attention will be given to each student along with group discussions and critiques. Working with design elements, you will learn to divide your format to create balance and visual excitement to lead the viewer into your composition. Pastel techniques, color theory, and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated.  You’ll learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results. This class will consist of still lifes and working from photo references.