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Pastel art courses, classes and workshops. Learn to use pastels in your artwork with experienced artists and tutors who can teach you the techniques of pastel art.

£30
Cambridgeshire
Pastel pet portrait tuition, especially dogs! Would you like to make a portrait of your own or a friend's pet? Small groups of 3-6. Dates by arrangement. Portraits can be from your own photographs of your pet, or photos supplied by the tutor. In the first half of the day you will get the portrait started, in a full day you would get some way to putting in further detail. Location is near Ely, Cambridgeshire....
£40
North Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd February 2018
Pastels create soft fur, velvety noses and expressive eyes in realistic or more vibrant, semi-figurative styles. Landscapes and flowers come to life. These workshops are small groups of up to 6. ​ In this 3 hour workshop you will: – experiment with different papers and pastels to find out which ones work for you – learn how to use the many different tools available to pastel artists – develop the skills of blocking in, layering...
£519
Cumbria - Next course on 20th August 2018
Be inspired by the magnificent landscapes of the northern Lake District National Park, the idyllic Lakeland village of Watendlath and the delightful reflections of big mountains at Buttermere on this combined indoor and outdoor break with Yorkshire-based professional artist Robert Dutton. Learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings filled with atmosphere and light. Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive in developing their own personal style. During the...
£519
North Yorkshire - Next course on 4th June 2018
Be inspired by the magnificent landscapes and characterful towns of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on this combined indoor and outdoor break with Yorkshire-based professional artist Robert Dutton. Learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings filled with atmosphere and light. Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive in developing their own personal style. Holiday highlights: • Capture the splendour of your surroundings in expressive pastels • Our professional...
£875
France - Next course on 22nd July 2018
FRENCH PASTEL LANDSCAPES WITH FIONA CARVELL Spend the week with Unison Colour Associate Artist, Fiona Carvell, to explore and develop your own responses to the French landscape using this rich and wonderfully flexible medium. A highly experienced and qualified Tutor with over 15 years teaching experience, Fiona is a pastel specialist from the North East of England who brings her passion for pastel painting to the beautiful St Vallier. The immediacy of Pastel is perfect...
£279
Port Talbot - Next course on 19th October 2018
Spend two days developing your pastel and painting skills at Margam Discovery Centre. The aim of the course is to develop a palette, and an approach, that captures the atmosphere of the autumnal day. This will be expressed by understanding the use of colour in a naturalistic way but also by an enhanced colour vision. To achieve this the media used will, on the whole, be oil pastels oil bars and oil paints - whatever...
£80
Gloucestershire
A day to enjoy the simple pleasures of drawing with pastels. Drawing a simple dried flower arrangement in a limited palette of orange red and number tones with white and black. Mark the tutor will guide you from the planning stage, tonal and use of colour, suitable for beginner and the more accomplished artist the day is designed to introduce and enhance the artist talents. You can turn any of our courses into a short...
£380
Suffolk - Next course on 23rd November 2018
Residential art holiday at inspirational Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. The joy of pastel is colour, control, and speed. Painting with pastels is building layers from dark to light as with other opaque media, whilst drawing with pastels is using lines and linear marks. Come and enjoy using pastels in a variety of subjects including landscape, still life, faces and figures. The weekend will include drawing instruction, perspective, tones and colour theory....
£160
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 26th March 2018
Create a contemporary and colourful still life in soft pastels under the guidance of renowned artist and tutor Jan Munro, member of The Pastel Society. The course will begin with a look at composition ideas in Still Life, design and other artists who work in this field. A Still Life will then be set up for each student and sketches made. The drawing will then be transferred to a support. There will be demonstrations of...
£48
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 7th April 2018
Laura Donaldson is a practising artist living in Melbourne, Derbyshire. After growing up just outside Uttoxeter, where the local landscape of Staffordshire cemented her love of the landscape, she moved to study fine art at Edinburgh, graduating in 1998. Her studies in landscapes, weather and seasonal change are reflected with a strong emphasis on colour. She works with many medium but this class will concentrate on oil pastels which produce vivid and stimulating final pieces....