Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

Duration: Half day / 3 hours

Price: £40

Run by: Kate West
at Kate West

01756 790066

Embsay Village Hall
Main Street, Embsay
North Yorkshire
BD23 6SF

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About the Course

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 and applying the fine details

... and also have a lot of fun in the process!

Many artists complete one painting to take home, those whose pace is not as enthusiastic and is more measured receive guidance by email to help in it's completion.

Events and Hen Dos
This is a great format for events and hen dos so please contact us!
Greater numbers can be catered for by arrangement.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included.

Please bring a small A4 size waterproof bag or art portfolio if you want to take your completed painting home with you

WARNING - pastel often stains material permanently so please wear old clothing or bring an apron

Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival and during a mid-morning break.

Want to review this course?

Loved Kate's course. Her passion for pastels is infectious and her kind, gentle and interactive approach to teaching made it very enjoyable. I have had pastels for years and not done much with them, but Kate has given me the motivation and inspiration to really get going with them!

- - #15993

Give it a try you won't be dissapointed I had a lovely morning with Katie and the small group that attended that day. Course moved at a nice pace and I learnt some great tips. I was by far the most ammateur in the group having not lifted any piece of art equipment since leaving school some twenty years ago!! However the friendly nature of the group and tutour meant that I did not feel intimidated in any way and hope to be going on another of Katies courses very soon. It has given me some passion back and I hope (if I can find the time!!) to put what I have learnt into practice. Thank You Katie :)

- - #13375

A lovely three hours, lots of information given and a host of materials to experiment with. I didn’t finish my pieces, but left with lots of enthusiasm!

- - #13348

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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