Über*Media PanPastel Online Workshop

In this Über*Media PanPastel Workshop I want you to learn how to use PanPastels in your Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Projects! This class is a reference guide for you, showing all kinds of possibilities and techniques using PanPastels with different surfaces and media.

You can watch the video also here:

In this PanPastel online workshop

We will start with the basics and in five lessons over six weeks we will make our way up to more complicated techniques.

Each of the first four lessons will end with a tutorial for two artjournal pages showing the learned techniques.

After that, in week five I will answer questions that might have occurred during the class and share your work too.

Finally in week six I will show you how several of the learned techniques can be combined and used on a project whether it be a scrapbooking page or an altered art project.

During the fun workshop lessons you will also learn a lot about all kinds of materials, mixed media, layering and design principles. I will share with you why I’m doing things, how I got the idea and what works and what doesn’t seem to work. Mixed Media doesn’t have to be intimidating!

There is also a flickr gallery for sharing your work so that we all can see it and have a group to chat about the work and see it!

How this workshop works:

This class was set up that you would work through each lesson in a week. But of course if you are on a roll you can work through as many lessons a week as you want as they are now all online already. Each week contains  several videos and a downloadable text-only- PDF that covers the essentials of the videos.

You can work at your own pace and the workshop will be available here for you for years to come as long as they are online


This Class costs 59 US-Dollars. That is less then 10 US-Dollars per week.

You can buy it by clicking on the button below.

You will receive an email with the confirmation and password in the next 48 hours after I received the payment.

Please note that you – by signing up to the workshop – agree that you will under no circumstances will pass on the password that is going to be sent out to you. After I sent out the password you can’t cancel anymore. Please only sign up when you are able to see one of the videos above- as this will be the way all videos are posted. some older computers seem to have a problem with it and  I will not be able to trouble shoot if your computer is not showing it, because my technique knowledge is beyond that!

What you need:

  • 1 Beginner’s Set of PanPastels – because let’s face it, we want to try them 😉 and Sofft Tools- that are usually included in the Starter Sets
  • Stencils or Masks
  • Spray Fixative for example from Lascaux,  Krylon Workable Fixative,
  • Journal – either bought or self made- with smooth paper

All of the following is optional. You can first use what you already have or later go buy something if the technique or the medium was appealing for you! It is simply what I used to show differences. If you could have at least the items handy that I marked in bold , then that would get you pretty far in this workshop 🙂

  • Acrylic Paints
  • Inks like Distress Ink
  • Stamps
  • Washi or Masking Tape
  • Plastic fork or other materials to create patterns
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Pastel Ground
  • Modeling Paste
  • Gel Medium
  • Waterbased Spraypaints- for example Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and – Chalkboard
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Glimmer Glam
  • Oil Pastels
  • Utee – white and clear
  • Scraps from Scrapbooking paper
  • Canvas fabric
  • Old book paper
  • Marker

Course Outline (everything posted 6pm CET) :

Week 1:

What are PanPastels? Basics & Tools

2 journal pages using the learned techniques

Week 2: 

Using PanPastels on different Surfaces

Stamping Techniques with PanPastels

2 journal pages using the learned techniques

Week 3:

Using PanPastels with different Paint Media Part I

2 journal pages using the learned techniques

Week 4: 

Using PanPastels with different Paint Media Part II

2 journal pages using the learned techniques

Week 5: 

Question & Answers

Share The Love

Week 6: 

Scrapbooking Project

Mixed Media Project


Martha Richardson, USA:

Nathalie’s workshop introduced me to techniques using PanPastels, an art medium that I had never used before. To be able to concentrate on just one art medium allowed me to gain knowledge that I can  use over & over again. I highly recommend taking an online workshop with Nathalie. I will be signing up for the next in the series of her workshops!

Carmen Sanchez, Spain:

“Über*Media PanPastels workshop has been so much fun. Nathalie knows how to make things amusing. The workshop covers lots of different uses for PanPastels in the mixed media field. The videos and pdf files are very useful and descriptive. The sample projects are so creative. Also the timing is great. You have plenty of time to play and practice in between classes and Nathalie is always willing to help and answer your doubts. I’d totally recommend it”

Hedwig Schlötjes Belle, The Netherlands

Nat is a very inspiring and experimental girl who shows you good, new tricks and all new kind of techniques. Because of her experimental nature, you can be YOU in her workshops. No need to make what she does, but it’s about being creative yourself. Much better, if you ask me, and i have experience as i was in her PanPastel class which i liked VERY much. Besides that, Nat is a kind person, quick in answering questions and encouraging you as a student.

Charlene Ocasek: Well I just finished Nat’s class Uber Media Gesso and it was the best thing I could have done. I was introduced to gesso in Julie Balzers class 30 Days in you Journal and I was crazy for gesso. Nat is such a good instructor, she explains everything so well. She never hesitates to tell you what products work with gesso so you get the best results. The one thing about Nat, besides her great sense of humor is that she is very hands on with her students. I will definitely take other classes with Nat and I highly recommend this course. Thanks Nat!!!!

What are PanPastels? 

PanPastels are highly pigmented pastels that come in a pan form. The beauty about them is that they can be used as paints and they do not dust as much as regular pastels. The colors are absolutely amazing and there are many fun things you can do with them using them in combination with other materials and media.

Are they like Oil Pastels?

No – the difference is that PanPastel are bind with a drying binder while oilpastels are bound a non drying oil-and wax binder. So the consistency is different and the appearance and the possibilty on what to use on and with them.

Where can I buy PanPastels?

PanPastel has a great list of stores on their website  also including online stores. They do have startersets which might be the way to go when you have never tried panpastels.

Which colors should I have for the workshops?

Choose the colors that you like! There are different combinations and there are no rules on what colors you have to use during the workshop. I want you to work with what YOU love! If you really really have a hard time to decide – buy: Red, Yellow, Blue, White and Black. I believe they come in a Starter Set like this. You can mix all those colors and create new ones and I think it is the best Starter Set you can have!

If you have more questions- post them here – chances are other people have the same questions – and I will absolutely answer them directly and here 🙂 


  1. This looks like fun.

  2. Dear Nathalie, Can you please tell me which Sofft Tools would be best? I may not be ordering a set, but individual colors. Thank you!

    • Hi Sandra,
      if you go the the sofft tools page under products- here is what I would recommend for the beginning:
      Angle Slice Round- for making backgrounds- it is my favorite tool
      Sponge Bar Wedge – you can use it in so many different ways due to the tip and the sides
      Mini Applicator – for fine works

      Hope that helps

  3. Sounds great & will be signing up as soon as payday comes 😉


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