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Pastel art courses

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.

The ColourWheel Art classes are aimed at beginners and improvers at our 2 locations based in and around the lovely Georgian town of Bewdley. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life over we will teach you the techniques to produce art work of a standard you never thought you would. Class sizes are limited to 20 so early booking is essential to secure your place. The classes are a fun and...
Come and join this new Art Class. This is a great opportunity to step away from everything; to spend some time painting and drawing in a light and airy room at the Haregate Community Centre in Leek. The series of classes are led by Louise Adams, an artist and designer who will give individual tuition and support to beginners as well as those coming back to art. Louise will bring flowers and other interesting items...
North Yorkshire
Open Art Sessions... are open to all abilities and all mediums (with the exception of oils) and run each week except over Christmas/New Year and 2 weeks in summer. 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...
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.
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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 17th May 2019
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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 10th May 2019
** New for 2019 ** Portrait Workshops run every 1st Friday of the month from 12.30-3.30pm at Embsay Village Hall. Subjects vary each month depending on the medium (pencil/graphite; pastel; watercolour) with each subject being chosen to develop or build on drawing skills such as seeing/creating tone and texture or laying down base coat and layering in pastel or working wet-in-wet or detailed styles for watercolour. Whilst these are all stand alone workshops they are...
Cumbria - Next course on 20th July 2019
Struggling with watercolour or soft pastel? Well you need to come and take one of my day workshops. My workshops are all about helping you get back to having fun and getting your chosen medium to do what you want it to do. I will help you to see why some of the things you may have been shown previously are very often the things that are stopping you from progressing. During each workshop I...
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...
Spend a fun day in a friendly environment mastering the art of drawing big cats in pastels. Discover types of paper perfectly suited for animal pastel portraits and be liberated from the need to use fixatives. See how you can transfer an image quickly to paper and use a range of pastels to create your big cat portrait. I will have a selection of reference images for you to work from so that you can...