Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited reviews

26 Jun 24'

Catherine Wright reviewed: Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"The improvers course at Glasfryn Hall was very enjoyable . Lovely surroundings and gardens and friendly people. Dave gave us all lots of useful information about materials and showed us lots of techniques , some of which we tried out during the day . It was very inspiring and gave me more confidence . Lunch was simple and tasty . A wonderful day which flew by so quickly. Thank you to everyone involved."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you, Catherine! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and that it helped you gain both inspiration and confidence with pastels. You should be very proud of your painting and I hope you plan to continue."

20 Jun 24'

Sue reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"The introduction to pastel painting was excellent. I had been drawn to David's workshop and his work by my love of landscapes so the focus of the day was perfect. The venue is superb, lunch + refreshments delicious and teaching excellent. It was so satisfying to leave the day with a completed picture, plus a goodie bag to have a try at home! I will definitely be booking onto another workshop in the future. Thankyou David."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you very much, Sue. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the day and that you are now enthused enough to carry on pastelling at home. Hope to see you at another workshop soon! "

17 Jun 24'

Bev Carruthers reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"What a great workshop! Dave was a very thorough and friendly tutor. I enjoyed every minute, so much so that I booked the Improvers workshop as soon as I got home! I can highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in pastels."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much, Bev, for being a great student and for this kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you at the improvers workshop in the Autumn."

22 Mar 24'

David reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"Having done a bit of watercolour painting in the past I thought I would try pastel painting. I'm so glad I attended the Workshop at Glasfryn because it was excellent. Dave explained the techniques clearly and simply and took us through the process of creating a painting. Lovely and relaxing location and great value for money. I'm really looking forward to attending an Intermediate Workshop at Glasfryn later in the year. In the meantime, having been inspired by Dave, I'll continue to do more painting in pastels."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you for coming to the workshop, David, and for leaving this lovely review. I'm glad you've been inspired to take up pastelling - another convert! Dave"

18 Mar 24'

Angela Preston reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"I found the course to be very engaging and informative at the same time really relaxing and therapeutic. David ensured we knew and understood everything about the materials and the content in order for us to get the most out of it. The surroundings were also beautiful, perfect location to develop the creative interest. The other delegates were also very friendly and made the day enjoyable. As with everything else the lunch was delightful and served in the front window so as to enjoy the beautiful countryside with views of the mountains. Thank you for a great day of learning. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much, Angela, for this lovely review and for being a great student. It means a lot to get such nice feedback. I hope to see you here again soon! Sage Dave."

16 Mar 24'

Ruth Fields reviewed: Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"Lovely day. Learned a lot of techniques for using pastels. Dave had endless patience for questions and explaining. when we needed. Beautiful setting and we all went home with a finished picture… each one unique. I can’t wait to go again , later in the year. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thanks so much, Ruth, for coming to the workshop and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you nejoyed the day and look forward to you producing another amazing painting next time you come! See you later in the year. Dave"

19 Oct 23'

Peter Lees reviewed: Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"Excellent thank you "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you Peter; it was lovely to see you and thanks for helping to make it a great day."

13 Aug 23'

Claire reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"I enjoyed this course very much indeed and learned far more about the art of painting with pastels than I would expect to pick up in a one-day course. The day started with an introduction to the materials and the types of pastels artists use for different effects. We were given a demonstration of techniques before we set to creating our own works. Everyone went away with a lovely unique pastel painting of Snowdonia. The course was carefully prepared, we each had our own work station with materials all set out, and the learning was delivered by our tutor with patience and encouragement. I am looking forward to taking the ‘improvers’ course in the near future. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, Claire. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you on an improvers course! All the best. Dave."

22 May 23'

Tim reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"An excellent, informative and relaxed course that I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to doing the next one.."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you for this lovely review Tim and for being a great student too! I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you on another one soon. All the best. Dave"

8 Mar 23'

Alison Simms reviewed: Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"Such an enjoyable day, in lovely surroundings with a geniuine and knowledgeable tutor. Learned technical, practical, and creative skills. Thoroughly recommend. I hadn't picked up a pastel for over 10 years, and it gave me the impetus to start again. Thank you."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you Alison. I'm glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did and I hope the impetus stays with you to keep pastelling!"

27 Feb 23'

Ruth reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"Really enjoyed the day. Dave was a very patient teacher and he explained all about pastels, sharing techniques and how to blend colours. We all achieved a completed picture. The string for the course is beautiful and a nice lunch was provided. I recommend it."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you for such a lovely review, Ruth. And for being such a great student. You didn't just complete a picture, you produced a stunning one. Hope you had a good trip home and to see you here again one day. "

30 Oct 22'

Dawn reviewed: Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"Excellent day - I learnt a lot in congenial surroundings, Dave is an approachable knowledgeable teacher. The house is beautiful and lunch excellent. I will be booking again. Thank you to the whole team. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much Dawn. It was an absolute pleasure to share the day with you and I very much look forward to seeing you again."

12 Mar 22'

Steve reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"I wholeheartedly recommend this course. I had a really enjoyable day and learned so much in such a short space of time. Dave is an exceptionally talented artist and has the ability to share his methods in an easy and engaging way. The small group size meant there was plenty of opportunity for one-on-one tuition, questions and all materials were provided (and we were even given some to take away with us). The course was hosted in a stunning location with great views and plenty of art on the walls. An excellent lunch was provided and there was lots of tea and coffee on tap. 5 stars!"

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you Steve, for such a lovely review and I'm glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did. I'm delighted that you are thinking of furthering your art and that is definitely something you should do (IMHO). Dave"

9 Mar 22'

Lynne reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"I was drawn to attend the workshop by appreciation of Dave's amazing skill as an artist; his honesty to detail, his bold use of colourful sunrises/sunsets, sense of space and awesome light contrast. Although I have painted in pastels previously and attended other workshops in that medium, I still learned a great deal from Dave's unhurried instruction. Dave provided an extensive range of pastels and papers for us to use and, something that was very much appreciated - a quality double mount and protective covering for us to take away, safely, our completed pictures. Thank you, also, for the goodie bag with pastels and Jackson's pastel paper A4 trial pack. Lovely location and friendly people. I didn't get a chance to hold the puppy so I'll have to go back........"

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you, Lynne, for such a lovely review; I feel truly humbled. I'm glad you enjoyed the day. You were a great pupil in a group that was fun to work with. And yes, you must try and get back before the puppy turns into a big, smelly, adult dog."

6 Mar 22'

Alexia reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"A wonderful day. Dave took us through the process he uses to create a picture, with hugely practical advice and feedback on our work. As a novice, I learnt the fundamentals of pastel materials and techniques, but was able to see how each participant still came up with their own interpretation of the basic image. I feel very well equipped to continue my practice with pastels. Dave and his family went above and beyond to make it a special day, with glorious location and 5* refreshments. Plus - a puppy! A unique, very special experience. Highly recommended."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much Alexia. The pleasure was all mine and I'm just delighted to have played a part in encouraging you to continue your talent with the fantastic medium of pastels. Even if I was upstaged by the puppy!"

6 Mar 22'

Carolyn reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"Had a wonderful day, beautiful location, great pace. Dave is a brilliant teacher, I am a novice never used pastels and thanks to Dave I have a beautiful picture that I am happy to put up in the house. Learnt so much. Thank you to Dave’s wife who made a lovely lunch too. Very happy and can’t wait to book on the next one."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much Carolyn. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day. You were a really fun group to work with and you produced an amazing painting. I hope it's already framed and on your wall!! Dave"

15 Sep 21'

Karen Parkinson reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"Absolutely amazing. I have no hesitation in recommending this course. You will love it, as I did. Beautiful venue. Fab lunch. Brilliant tuition."

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