Introducing Artist and Instructor Zahra Pezeshk

Brentwood Art Center

"I've grown to learn and appreciate that art is a channel to express different attitudes and perspectives towards all aspects of life."

Zahra is a charcoal and pastel artist who recently came to us from Tehran. For the past 12 years she has studied under some of the most prestigious professors in Iran. This coming semester she will be teaching pastel drawing for both beginners and as well as an intermediate/advanced class. 

"Contrary to what seems to be the current opinion, pastel is a powerful medium in which numerous painting styles can be applied. In my courses I strive to improve my students' drawing and layering techniques to execute different styles while still maintaining their personal methods and aesthetic."

Join Zahra this coming semester: 

Artwork Zahra Pezeshk

Beginning Pastel

Session 1: 1/18 - 3/22, Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Session 2: 3/29 - 5/31, Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

In Beginning Pastel students will spend the first two weeks working monochromatically in charcoal to strengthen their ability to draw value before moving on to the more complex art of layering color. The class is structured so that each lesson builds on the previous and students will see themselves improve from project to project. 


Artwork Zahra Pezeshk

Intermediate/Advanced Pastel

Session 1: 1/11 - 3/15, Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Session 2: 3/22 - 5/24, Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced students will work on their own indivdual pieces with guidance and encouragement to acheive their desired goals. 


Student work:

Student Hadi Morshed

pastel class

Student Tom Lifka

pastel drawing

Student Claudia Ryan


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