I've completed the beginners and improvers courses with Annabel and have thoroughly enjoyed them both. It suited me so well to be able to learn at my own pace and to be able to go back over things as many times as I needed to. It was always very exciting waiting for Annabel's response once work had been submitted. All her instructions, advice and hints & tips were very welcome and I have a much greater understanding of how to design and construct a painting. Annabel always gave a very positive response unlike others I have done courses with. She was so encouraging and suggested how to improve rather than where I'd gone wrong.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much Jennifer for this truly lovely review. I do my best to help students to succeed and to encourage rather than criticise and I am so glad to hear that I achieved that result. I realise that when a student sends work to me for assessment, they probably feel vulnerable and that is why I try to reply as soon as possible with useful and positive comments. Thank you so much, your words are very much appreciated. Xx
I worked on the beginners course with Annabel prior to attending her studio in Wales for a workshop. This meant that I was able to cover all the basics before going. The course gave me a very good understanding and grounding of the medium as well as introducing me to makes of pastels which helped me to succeed. I found the instructions detailed and easy to follow with step by step pictures. The assessments were prompt and very useful. It is a brilliant course for the beginner and later on I did the Improvers course as well!
Having completed the course for beginners, I launched into the Improvers course as well. I found part of it more challenging, but with Annabel's help, I was pleased with the results. Her prompt response in assessing my work is invaluable.
I felt I had my own personal tutor which was great.
I completed the beginners course a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Annabel's assessments picked up on my tendency to work too quickly and by giving me explicit instructions to improve my technique, helped me to overcome any problems I had. Annabel responds very quickly to queries and her assessments are fair, honest and encouraging.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much for your kind words Anne. I'm so glad you enjoyed the course as much as I enjoyed teaching you. Its always difficult to do assessments and I'm really pleased they were so useful. best wishes, Annabel xx
After enjoying the beginners course, I decided I would do the improvers course as well! I did find it more challenging, as one would expect, but with Annabel's intuitive assessments, help, and patience, I was happy with the work I produced. Some of the techniques were a revelation and really improved my work.
It is so helpful to have one's own personal tutor to hand!
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you Anne, I am so glad you enjoyed the improvers course. You certainly did really well, despite hurting your hand and having a break in the middle! I really enjoyed working with you again. xx
I was thrilled when Annabel announced the advanced course. Such different techniques in this one, an absolute joy. Again, Annabel has designed the course for distance learning with plenty of pictures and instructions to follow. I hope she never retires and continues to produce more follow on courses!
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Aaaaah, that is so lovely of you Susie, thank you. Your pastels are beautiful and testament to your hard work and enjoyment of the medium. I am so glad I have been able to help. xx
Having completed and enjoyed the first course, I was eager to start the next one. The critiques that Annabel gave me were encouraging and therefore I had the confidence to continue with pastel painting.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you Susie, you certainly did really well and the confidence you feel is so well deserved. xx
Having never worked with pastels before, I found this course easy to follow. Annabel is an excellent tutor and responds to your questions very promptly. The course has been designed for distance learning in an understandable way.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much for leaving such lovely feedback Susie. I am so glad you found the course easy to follow, I really enjoyed working with you. All the best, Annabel xx
Having achieved so much with the Beginners' course, I couldn't wait to continue to the next stage.
The Improvers modules were much more challenging but just as enjoyable. I learnt so much from Annabel who helped every step of the way.
Having an excellent tutor is half the battle to success! The knowledge that she imparts is priceless!
Thank you, Annabel, for giving me confidence and making art fun along the way!
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much Sue, you have certainly achieved great things through your hard work and attention to detail.
Having had some experience with pastels Annabel thoughtfully tailored her course to meet my specific requirements.
Her course outline and notes are very detailed and give good structure to her lessons. There is no pressure to finish each module very quickly.
Annabel gives thoughtful and measured feedback with constructive and detailed critique where needed.
A good course for beginners.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Hello Anne, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback and I am so glad the course worked well for you. I certainly try to give honest and constructive criticism and so glad that I succeeded. All the best, Annabel xx
Thank you so much Annabel for a wonderful course which I found extremely informative and helpful. I learnt so much. I wish you all the best with your courses in the future.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Hello Jane, thank you for reviewing the course, it really helps others to see how much students have enjoyed it. Best wishes, Annabel xx
I had tried several online courses/tutorials before I came across Annabel. They were ok but nothing compared to the one on one I received with Her.It was exactly what I needed. So handy to be able to get the feedback I had wanted and needed. And beautiful paintings. This course gave me so much confidence. I would most definitely recommend this course for anyone using pastels. I loved my time with Annabel, she’s a lovely person as well as a wonderful teacher.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much Samantha, what kind and thoughtful words which are so very much appreciated. I am so glad the course helped you to gain confidence in your work.
Thoroughly enjoyed the beginners course I did with Annabel. She has a well structured way of teaching giving detailed explanation of the various techniques used. She certainly taught me to be more patient with my art and look for the detail and to have confidence in what I have achieved. I initially picked Annabels course because she worked in the style I was keen to improve on and, having spoken to her on the telephone, I could tell she was very approachable.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much for this lovely review Jenny, I like to be friendly and approachable and find that this helps students for feel confident in expressing their concerns about their work. I enjoyed working with you and seeing your beautiful pictures. All the best, Annabel xx
As a real beginner with pastels, some while ago, I did the beginners course with Annabel and it more than exceeded my expectations. The time with Annabel gave me confidence to carry on and be a bit braver with what I tackle, and to really appreciate the blending of pastel colour. I’ve tried watercolour and oils, but nothing comes close to the joy of pastels and their versatility, which Annabel conveys to her students so well.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Elizabeth. You did really well with your pastel work and I am delighted to hear how much you are still enjoying it.
Annabel is a wonderful teacher. Her teaching is thorough and she is warm and generous with her advice. Her instructions are easy to follow and it is good to have an illustration to work with.
I have done various courses and workshops with Annabel and can highly recommend her and her methods. You will learn a lot and enjoy the process.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much Jacqui. I really enjoyed working with you and am so glad to hear that the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I very much appreciate your kind words. Thank you.
I am currently following this intermediate course and am really enjoying it. The modules are challenging but you can take your time and send your work to Annabel for feedback at any time. Already I have learned so much about how to use pastels that I am eager to carry on. I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you Gail, you are doing so well and its always wonderful to hear that students are enjoying the course. I spend a lot of time planning the modules and exercises and its great to hear that the feedback is helpful. Thank you, Annabel xx
I thoroughly enjoyed the course on Pastels by Annabel. The modules are easy to follow and Annabel gives you very useful and helpful feedback. It was a pleasure and joy to have discovered this course.
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review Gail. I am so glad you found the instructions easy to follow and delighted that you are now enjoying the intermediate course also. I am really enjoying working with you and seeing your work develop. Thank you, Annabel xx
I spent years looking for a course like this. All the exercises are easy to follow and so enjoyable, plus, you can send each finished piece for a personal assessment by Annabel. She will help you with anything you are finding difficult.
By the time I finished the six modules my artwork had improved immensely and I was selling at local exhibitions.
It is ok to have every book ever published on pastel painting but it's certainly no substitute for a personal tutor!
Response from Pastel Tuition by Annabel Greenhalgh:Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review Sue and well done on your sales, I'm delighted for you and really enjoyed working with you. It is so very rewarding to see student's work and confidence develop, you have done so very well. Any time you want some work assessing, please let me know. All the very best, Annabel xx