Pat and I sat together (what else is new?) and shared our pastels. We used all sorts, crayon style, stick, pan, pencil, and according to Doreen, the softer the better. How did we apply them? Pretty much direct to paper and then moving them around with our fingers.
Doreen did a lot of demonstrations. Very good for a class of newbies to this medium.
Two smallish practice pieces:
After our lunch break I felt confident enough to try two larger pieces.
As you can see, Doreen likes to add some text, cut or torn from magazines. I like that too!