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Relaxed introduction to Pastels in rural surroundings


Duration: One day

Price: £60

Run by: Heather Hindle
at Heather’s Art Studio

07446891925

Old dairy farm craft centre
Main Street
Upper Stowe
Northamptonshire
NN7 4SH

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About the Course

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 very best from your art. I am a professional artist specialising in portraits but any subject can be tackled including wildlife and landscape you just need to choose something that inspires you.

The whole day will be spent in a relaxed fun environment completing a picture using top quality artists pastels to give you the opportunity to try different brands and variations.

I only work with individuals or groups up to 4 people to allow us to complete the picture in the time we have and for me to be able to give you all the help you need to complete your painting

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 tools you will need for the day are provided.

We will use top quality unison pastels as well as mid range Renbrandt soft pastels and stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils. I want you to experience various different pastels so you find one you are comfortable with.

480g Pastel mat pastel paper

A ready made mount to put your completed picture in when you go home.

Tea coffee fruit juice and squash

Biscuits and snacks

Lunch is not provided but you can either bring a packed lunch or you can choose to eat in our lovely cafe restaurant next door. Famous in these parts for delicious afternoon teas.


Want to review this course?

This was my first real try at pastels and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Heather is a great teacher, not only a skilled artist herself but also good at talking her students through the materials and processes. All materials were provided, including the use of some very expensive soft Unison pastels. As well as finishing one painting each, we also learned some very useful techniques. On top of that, we had a really sociable day - lots of laughs, plenty of coffee and lunch at the on site Barn restaurant . I am sure we will do another course with Heather later in the year , maybe portraits instead of landscape next time. I am so enthused by this new medium that I have of course already ordered some pastels of my own! Many thanks to Heather for your time and perseverance!

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Course Start Dates

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


  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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