Create your own painting in soft pastels to take home. Spend a few hours relaxing, playing with colour. Experiment with types of pastel and paper. Discover the vibrancy and ease of working with this wonderful medium. Small group allows for individual tuition.
Nor prior skill or knowledge needed.
Warm and cool colours
Composition and perspective
Types of paper
Types of pastel
Storing and framing work
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Easy to follow, step by step tuition.
All materials supplied
Light refreshments supplied
Samples of various papers and pastels to try including pan pastels, soft and hard pastels and pastel pencils
3½ hours (9:30am to 1:00pm)
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3½ hours (9:30am to 1:00pm)
Such an array of colours & different types of pastels greeted me on arrival, such a treat to test out.
We learnt about different papers, ways to apply the pastels and to blend. A gentle learning session, much appreciated, thank you Julie
Response from Julieswanart:Thank you so much Sandra. Hope to see you again 😊
Julie introduced pastel drawing to us, giving a bit of background and then hands-on experimentation with the different types of pastels and papers. She then preceded to teach us how to draw a beautiful seascape (or two). She was amazing. All 6 of us produced art that we were happy to hang on our wall’s, even the couple of Ladies who didn’t think they had an ounce of creative flair! Julie’s class was informative and very enjoyable. I highly recommend.
Response from Julieswanart:Thank you so much for the lovely review. I thoroughly enjoyed running it. Thank you for asking me. :-)
I hadn’t painted since I left school 36yrs previously! Julie spent time explaining perspectives and horizons before going on to use of colour and tools. The practice hour was invaluable before getting stuck into the ‘real’ picture. The reaction from family and friends when I showed them my artwork was worth the 36yr wait! I’m very excited to get on to the next course when I’m able to. Thank you Julie. Xxxx
Response from Julieswanart:Thanks so much Karen. Delighted you enjoyed and and look forward to seeing you again. x
I absolutely loved the session! Julie was a fantastic host and is a wonderful teacher; patient, inspirational and truly passionate about her craft. I will be proudly framing my little pastel piece and will also look out for similar classes in the future. Would definitely recommend to anyone at any skill level!
Response from Julieswanart:Thank you so much. I look forward to seeing you next time. x
I had never used pastels before and wasn’t convinced I’d be able to do anything worth mounting. But I was so surprised and impressed with the result, which is now hanging on my wall! Thoroughly enjoyable experience that has wet my appetite for more. Thank you Julie for your patience and expertise 😃
Response from Julieswanart:How lovely, thanks so much. I look forward to seeing you at another one :-)
I really loved the pastels workshop I did. I was a complete novice and now have discovered a love for working with pastels and have created some pretty decent pieces! Julie is great at guiding you through each stage, and at an appropriate pace with help and support along the way.
Guess what my family are getting for Christmas! Highly recommended.
Response from Julieswanart:Thank you so much. It's lovely to have a hand in someone finding joy in a new medium. Hope to see you on another one. x
It was great. I learnt at lot and am definitely getting my own pastels ASAP. I’m already booked to do another workshop this one an introduction to oil paints. I can’t wait. Xx
Response from Julieswanart:Thank you so much Holly. I am glad you enjoyed it and I look forward to seeing you at the oil one in November. :-)