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Triton Online: The Joy of Pastels



$120 Members, $140 Non-Members

Monday Evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; April 8th, 2024 through May 13th, 2024

6 Weeks

About the Course

Triton Online: The Joy of Pastels (Spring 2024)

with Jeff Bramschreiber: Hosted by Zoom

Six week Online Session for the Triton Museum of Art

Monday Evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; April 8th, 2024 through May 13th, 2024

Price: $120 members, $140 general

All levels welcome.

For ages 13 and up.


This pastel class will afford students the opportunity to discover, learn, and create art in this wonderfully versatile medium. Using a variety of subjects, students will work with soft pastel, pastel pencils, and oil pastels to create their own personal masterpieces.

Themes and Materials:

Week One (4/8/24): Red Onions (Pastel Pencil)

Week Two (4/15/24): Chipmunks (Pastel Pencil)

Week Three (4/22/24): Seascape Sunset (Soft Pastel)

Week Four (4/29/24): Shell Portrait (Soft Pastel)

Week Five 5/6/24): Waterfalls (Oil Pastel)

Week Six (5/13/24): Sierra Landscape (Oil Pastel)

Suggested Materials:

● 11”x14” heavy Duty Drawing Paper Pad

● 11”x14” or 12”x16” Tinted pastel or Charcoal pad.

● 24-36 CT Oil Pastel ( ie. Cray- Pas, Pentel etc.)

● 24 ct. or larger soft Pastel set

● 24 ct. or larger pastel pencil set.

● 5MM Mechanical pencil with HB Lead or HB pencils with sharpener

● White all stabilo pencil

● White vinyl and kneaded erasers

● Wet ones wipes for hands.

Your Instructor

Jeff Bramschreiber

Jeff Bramschreiber

Jeff Bramschreiber has been drawing and painting for over forty years, and while he is primarily a pastelist, he also frequently works in acrylic, watercolor, silverpoint most dry media and even airbrush. His artworks hang in private collections throughout the United States and Europe and have received many awards. A local art advocate, he has served as an art club president, (East Valley Artists and Santa Clara Art Association), as a juror with nearly fifty shows to his credit, as treasurer and lecturer for Silicon Valley Open Studios, as a demonstrator and lecturer for many of the Bay Areas’ art clubs, colleges and museums. Jeff also worked at University Art San Jose for 21 years before its closing in 2018 as an assistant Manager, Frame Designer, and Community Art Liaison. Mr. Bramschreiber has also helped coordinate, organize, and participate in numerous local art shows, group shows and events throughout his career. Currently he is President of the Board of Trustees for the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, an exhibiting and “live paint” artist at Kaleid Gallery in Downtown San Jose; Jeff is also an art instructor for the Triton Museum of Art , The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, The Pacific Art League and The Villages Arts and Crafts Association.

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