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Create beautiful animal portraits in workshops on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

I had another very interesting and friendly afternoon with Katie and a really lovely painting gang. I had never used pastels before and struggled a bit at first but with encouragement from Katie I ended up with a picture of a fox that was quite cute. I have already booked on another course with her.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Gilly thank you for this lovely review, it was great to work with you again. You were all a joy to work with and full of enthusiasm... Your Fox was definitely cute too!
Looking forward to working and hopefully inspiring you on the next one, Kate

Create beautiful animal portraits in workshops on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

I am quite experienced with pastels, but learned something straight away! I came away knowing more than when I arrived and having had a very enjoyable time. Teaching was good .... a very mixed ability group!
My only criticism - too short!

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Paula, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it’s really appreciated. Great to know you learned something in spite of being accomplished in pastels...
When you told me you could transfer the skills used to draw the Fox to any pet I knew I was speaking to a teacher... I used to teach mixed ability groups in FE and think the group as a whole can often benefit from this mix of skills.
Following the group feedback I’m thinking of making a 5 hour workshop for next year 🙂
Kate

Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

I've attended 2 of Kate's workshops (Watercolour Starter, and Drawing Starter), have signed up for the Pastels Starter and hope to be able to attend one of the Pastels Portrait workshops. Kate's very keen that you take away not just plenty of information at the end of the session, but most of the time is hands-on, with opportunities to try new techniques. She keeps the number of attendees low, so there's plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. Thank you, Kate.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Colin, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and your kind comments. Thanks also for the enthusiasm and participation you brought to the sessions! Great to know that you have enjoyed the sessions and looking forward to working with you again for the pastel workshops.

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

Great workshop, learnt a lot

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Dave, thanks for taking the time to leave a quick review, it is very much appreciated!
Kate

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

I really enjoyed this workshop as I learnt some basic tips and it has encouraged me to start painting again after a three year gap.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Caroline, so good to know you are encouraged to start painting again after a 3 year gap!
You and the other artists were a joy to work with and it was one of the most enjoyable sessions with wonderful trees created - these will now be added to images advertising this course... I have taken on board the suggestions you all kindly made.

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

I really enjoyed this short introduction to watercolours. I learnt several important techniques and have gained the confidence to get started with watercolours at home.

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Response from Kate West:

The main aim of the workshop was developing the skills to work confidently with watercolours, something that you did really well - your mix of gray from tertiary colours was amazing! Good to know you had a successful 'launch' into this wonderful medium and thank you for taking the time to provide this review. Kate

Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

Loved Kate's course. Her passion for pastels is infectious and her kind, gentle and interactive approach to teaching made it very enjoyable. I have had pastels for years and not done much with them, but Kate has given me the motivation and inspiration to really get going with them!

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Open art sessions in Skipton for all abilities, your art your way guided by Kate

Art and painting has come to life for a true beginner with the patience and knowledge of a very understanding tutor. Kate has been amazing and the classes a joy to attend.

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Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

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Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

A lovely three hours, lots of information given and a host of materials to experiment with. I didn’t finish my pieces, but left with lots of enthusiasm!

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Open art sessions in Skipton for all abilities, your art your way guided by Kate

This is a wonderful course. I have learned so much and produced work that I would never have thought possible, improving all the time. Thank you Katy.

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