Soft pastel workshop - Flowers & Landscapes



Discover your inner artist through the wonderful medium of soft pastels. No experience or skill is needed. Create your own picture to take home and relax for a few hours playing with colour. Experiment with the materials and learn how easy it is to create beautiful artwork with these small sticks of colour. Small groups allow for individual tuition. Bring your own reference photo or follow along with me.
Pastels are a fantastic medium to start with if you haven't painted before. You will be amazed at what you can achieve.
No prior skill or knowledge is needed.
Learn about:
Colour harmony and value
Warm and cool colours
Composition and perspective
Optical colour mixing

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Easy to follow, step by step tuition
Small group
All materials supplied as well as tea and coffee
Samples of various papers and pastels to try including pan pastels, soft and hard pastels and pastel pencils
Unison soft pastels, pan pastels, pastel pencils to try


Julie Walsh at Julieswanart

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Eastwood Road North

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


3 hours (7:00pm to 10:00pm)

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Jan Vincent - - #36945

Julie is a brilliant tutor, who is happy to share her vast knowledge and tips. After attending one course I came home and immediately booked another course. Great value for money as Julie supplies all types of pastels and equipment, along with loads of coffee. Good space with excellent lighting.

Response from Julieswanart:

Thanks so much Jan. it was lovely having you here and I look forward to the next one. 😁

Cathy P - - #36572

This was a wonderful morning course using pastels with Julie. I learnt so much including choice of papers, types of pastels, mark making etc all in the company of some lovely people. I'd highly recommend this course, whether you've never used pastels before or you already have some experience. There is something for everyone here.
Thank you Julie

Response from Julieswanart:

Thanks so much Cathy. It was lovely having you there and I look forward to doing more with you online. 😁

Angelina - - #36556

I had a great time learning about pastels, exploring different papers, pastel types and mark making. Julia was an excellent host and tutor, highly recommend!

Response from Julieswanart:

Thanks so much Angelina. I really enjoyed it too and hope to see you again 😊

Sandra Harnor - - #31599

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 😊

Marilyn Torrance - - #31125

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. :-)

Karen Adams - - #31112

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

Louise Fraser - - #31108

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

Julia - - #31107

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 :-)

Karen Lintott - - #31104

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

Holly Colvin 🦄 - - #31091

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. :-)

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