Relaxed introduction to soft pastels. Includes £55 worth of unison pastels to take home



Relax and have fun in gorgeous surroundings of a professional working artist studio on the grand union canal (accessible from road , tow path r canal) . No pressure at all with this fun pastel workshop for all ages and abilities. I supply everything you will need to be able to create something special but more importantly hopefully give you the confidence supplies and knowledge you need to be able to create many more pictures in your own time. Come and learn how to draw and paint with the highest quality pastels in our stunning studio, on the grand union canal in picturesque Braunston. I have a fully stocked artist studio selling top quality art supplies at lower prices then you will find anywhere else. I will use my 30 years of experience with pastels to help guide you toward your finished picture without taking over, it’s really important for me that the picture is all your own work, I am just here to guide you if you need it. . I will show you tips and tricks to help you make the most of this amazing medium and importantly, how to fix mistakes as they happen. I really want you to get the very best from your art and take your own masterpiece home with you. I am a professional artist specialising in portraiture, landscapes and wildlife but any subject can be tackled, including abstract, you just need to choose something that inspires you to create something special. The whole day will be spent in a relaxed fun environment completing a picture using top quality artists Unison pastels and Stabillo pencils to give you the opportunity to try different brands and variations and to teach you the importance of pastel and paper quality. I work with individuals or groups of up to 10 people dependant on your own needs. The most important part of the day is that you relax and have fun learning a new medium and then have the knowledge you need to be able to use pastels in your own environment. Please note if you booked and paid for a craft courses date before March 1st 2022 price increase the course you purchased was at a lower price and so a small surcharge of £20 will need to be paid to cover the difference to receive the £55 worth of supplies. If you do not wish to take art supplies home it is totally your choice and no extra money will be required.

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 Rembrandt winsor newton and Sennelier soft pastels and Stabilo Derwent And pitt pastel pencils. I want you to experience various different pastels so you find one you are comfortable with. 480g Pastel mat pastel paper Flavia coffees and teas Lunch is not provided but you can either bring a packed lunch or pop up to the admiral nelson pub 5 minutes walk away down the towpath. Also included is 6 unison pastels A pad of pastel Matt paper 6 carbothello pencils o get you started.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Serendipity Art studio

with Craft Courses since 2018

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I am lucky to be living my dream, working in beautiful surroundings creating art. Being an artist can be quite isolating so I love to open my studio for workshops as it means I get to paint things that I wouldn't get chance to in my normal working day. I love to show people how to get the most out of a medium and see the excitement when a picture takes form. I am so happy to announce my new improved studio is now open to the public and I now stock quality art supplies at great prices.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
  • Stag dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Hen dos
  • Father's Day
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Evenings
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Pet lovers
  • Weekends
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Serendipity Art Studio, Bottom Lock/Dark lane, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7HJ