Learn the Basics of Pastel Art at Edmond and Choctaw Libraries


During the winter, when the world seems to be all gray and white, what you need to cheer you up are some pastel colors.

For that, the Metropolitan Library System is presenting “Pastel Pizzazz,” fun and entertaining classes through which students can learn the basics about pastel drawing.  The classes are being offered at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, on February 2 and at Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy, on February 7.  Both sessions meet from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Debbie Langston, an Artist in Residence with the State Arts Council, will show participants basics of color mixing, layering, shading and composition.  Everyone will complete the class with a still life drawing to take home.

Dana Morrow, MLS Director of Outreach Services, is excited about Debbie Langston’s participation in the program.  “We know she communicates well with people of all ages,” Morrow said.  “In addition to being an Artist in Residence, she is also an art teacher with the Edmond Public Schools and at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.”

Students are encouraged to bring still life items or photos of still life with them. 

            For more information about “Pastel Pizzazz” or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.