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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.

£60
Northamptonshire
Come and learn how to draw and paint with pastels in my little Studio in beautiful rural surroundings at the old dairy farm craft centre. You get to choose which picture you would like to complete and I will use my 30 years of experience with pastels to help guide you toward your finished picture. I will show you tips and tricks to help you make the most of this amazing medium to get the...
£40
North Yorkshire - Next course on 18th May 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...
£10
North Yorkshire
Open Art Sessions... are open to all abilities and all mediums with the exception of oils. All artists work on what they find inspiring with guidance given by Kate. Places are limited to 8 maximum to ensure the group remains small enough to be friendly and ensure everyone has plenty of support. Experimentation is encouraged for the brave but not required! Most artists will begin to 'go for it' once they have settled in, however,...
£35
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. Gaynor has a Surrey Diploma...
£15
Dorset
Drink & Draw at Purbeck Artisan Yard, Wareham. Fully tutored sketching and drawing sessions. Each Session concentrates on a different subject and technique in either Graphite, Ink, charcoal or pastel. Still life’s and photo referenced exercises.
£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...
£499
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 15th July 2018
Get away to Pembrokeshire in early summer, when the wild flowers are at their best. Try one of our 5-day inspiring Creative & Craft holidays, get hands-on making, creating and learning whilst being taught by professional artists and artisans, whilst staying in one of our luxury fully equipped tents. Steve will get you to trust your artistic instincts, inspire you to create your own free and exciting expressions of the Pembrokeshire Landscape. He will teach...
£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...