Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales



My improvers workshops are for people who've used pastels before but are looking to develop their skills. You might be someone who's just started out on your pastel journey or you might be a more established artist who is keen to pick up some new tips and tricks from another pastellist. You will be part of a group of no more than 6 people. We'll spend the day completing a painting together from photographs. Everything you need for the workshop is provided, including professional standard artist's materials, lunch and refreshments. However, you are welcome to bring your own pastels, paper or materials if you have them. Glasfryn Hall is the home, studio and gallery of your host, Dave Roberts, a professional pastel artist who specialises in painting the landscapes of North Wales. The workshops are always fun and engaging. Previous participants have described it as the best day of their lives, or that they don't want the day to end (yes, seriously...). Perhaps the best testament is that around half of attendees on your workshop are likely to be returnees. Within the grounds of Glasfryn Hall is Oriel Glasfryn Gallery, showcasing the work of 40 Welsh artists and makers. The gallery will be open when you visit. The workshop is suitable for ages 12+. Glasfryn Hall is just 4 minutes off the A55 North Wales Expressway and is less than an hour from Liverpool and Manchester by car. Flint train station (west coast mainline) is 20 minutes away.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials (including pastels of the highest quality will be provided), as will lunch and a constant supply of light refreshments. You don't need to bring anything but feel free to bring your own pastels if you wish


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


I'm a professional pastel artist who specialises in capturing the stunning beauty of the North Wales landscape. My paintings are often described as photo-realistic. I'm lucky enough to live in a beautiful country house in north east Wales (the venue for the workshops) and we opened the area's only independent art and craft gallery within the grounds at Easter 2022 ( As well as my own paintings, it showcases the work of over 40 other Welsh 3-d artists and will be open on the day of your workshop. My work is the antithesis of how most people would imagine a pastel painting to be; they are bold and vivid with lots of detail. Being self-taught, I have developed some unusual techniques which means that there will be something to learn regardless of whether you book a beginners' or improvers' course.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Glasfryn Hall, South Street, Caerwys, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 5AF