Sketches in Watercolour and Oil Pastels Workshop

Sketches in Watercolour and Oil Pastels Workshop


Explore the grounds of Micklems Farm, taking photos with your iPad or phone of areas of interest. We will be looking to combine two elements in a watercolour sketch that we will then work into with oil pastels. By blocking in the negative shapes we can pull out the details creating a loose experimental composition that can then be used as a reference sketch for a future painting. By working from a sketch rather than a photo you are freeing yourself up to work more intuitively, loosely and creatively.

What to bring:

iPad/phone to take pictures

Watercolour paints

Palette and brushes

Pencil and pencil sharpener

A3 watercolour paper

Oil pastels set (tutors recommendation - Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels, 10mm x 71mm, Pack of 36, £23 on Amazon)

(A3 watercolour paper and use of oil pastels on the day can be purchased from the tutor for £2)

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Any other materials not specified for the students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops
Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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