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*Registration closes on June 25 at 12:00 pm*

Saturday, June 26 | One-Day | Virtual | Adults 16+ | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
All skill levels welcome

Discover the beauty of working with the brilliant colours of soft pastels with signature artist Clarence Porter (PAC, MPAC, PSA). In this half-day workshop geared to beginners and experienced alike, you will learn how to work with this purely pigmented medium and gain an understanding of the elements of colour theory, composition, layering and design. Participants will have fun and leave with their own pastel piece!

If you cannot attend the live session, you may opt to purchase a registration and watch the recorded workshop after the live session has ended. Registrants will be emailed a link to the recorded live session. Registrants are not permitted to share the link with others.

$45.00 (HST included)– with Art Kit

$35.00 (HST included) – without Art Kit


You may opt to provide your own tools and materials (see Materials List above for items needed), or choose to select the package which includes an art kit with tools and materials along with a free tote bag provided by the Centre.

If you choose the Art Kit option, it will be available for curbside pick-up in Aurora. You will be provided both options at time of purchase. If you have questions about anything on the Materials List, please contact leanne@auroraculturalcentre.ca

Curbside Pick-Up: If Art Kit is purchased, curbside pick-up information below:

Friday, June 25, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way Aurora, ON L4G 6J1, North Entrance – Upper Level Parking Lot (NOT the main entrance)

Platform: Zoom

Zoom access information will be provided to registered students via email closer to the start date.


In order to participate in our virtual workshop you will need access to a stable internet connection, a free Zoom account, a computer, laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone, and a dedicated space to make art. Bring your art supplies, snacks, a lunch, and your imagination!

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Clarence Porter has been working with pastels for over 10 years. He received his Master Pastel Artist of Canada (MPAC) signature designation from Pastel Artists Canada in 2014 and his signature designation from the Pastel Society of America in 2016. He is also a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Patron health and safety while attending events and programs is our top priority. To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the Aurora Cultural Centre, please visit: COVID-19 Update

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