In-person course
in Rickinghall, Diss

Create a Portrait with Pastels



Course suits: Those looking to expand their pastel use to portraits. Objectives: To learn to reproduce the basic structure of the face and build up a portrait using layers of colour and tone to represent a subject from a photograph. Level: For those already familiar with using Pastels. Materials needed: please see materials list below. Course description: Learn to build a life-like portrait using drawing and pastel skills. Pastel is a versatile medium which allows you to use a contemporary approach to layering a drawing from a high resolution photograph of a face. You will cover the basics of the structure of the face aiming to look closely at its image, layering colour and tone to best represent and reflect the subject.

What's included in the price?

All refreshments included.


6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Lilac Cottage Studio

with Craft Courses since 2018

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We offer a range of art classes for all abilities in a purpose equipped building located in the garden of our lovely country cottage. All our tutors are professional artists with plenty of experience of teaching and each has their own special skills and genre to share with our guests. ​ The studio is a comfortable environment with modern facilities, refreshments available all day and lunch is provided with all courses (Covid Restrictions currently apply so please bring a packed lunch.)


Lilac Cottage, Garden House Lane, Rickinghall, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 1EA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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