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A review of my online Art Workshops from Unison Helen

I’ve been working with Unison Colour for nearly a year. Becoming a Unison Colour Associate Artist was a huge honour and I’ve been lucky enough to work with Unison on several projects. My 5 Day Challenge saw nearly 1000 people from all over the world create Old Harry Rocks! Helen Bullock, or Unison Helen, as …

The Sandbanks Pastel Workshop was the cumulation of months of planning for me. I had no idea that it would be as popular as it was. I was humbled by peoples enthusiasm. It’s been so inspiring for me as both an artist and tutor to see how enthusiastically both the community of a shared experience …

This month I ran a 5 Day Challenge with Unison Colour Soft Pastel. We hosted over 900 attendees from all over the world. I developed videos and PDF’s to support people in creating this beautiful scene of Old Harry Rocks, Studland. It’s a view I know well and I knew the image would be perfect …

I became a Unison Colour Associate Artist in July, it has been one of my highlights of 2020. I’ve been a fan of Unison Colour and their pastels for many years. I’ve always enjoyed the opportunity to develop new ways of working with these versatile soft pastels and inspiring others through my workshops. We’ve been …

Seascapes are forgiving subjects, waves and clouds take many forms, unlike buildings and with unforgiving straight lines and perspective What are the best soft pastels for a beginner? Art is a brilliant escape and I’ve loved watching people flourish through learning a new skill and enjoy exploring soft pastels as a beginner. As an Art …

Taking an Online Art Workshop Like most of us, this last few months has meant lots of changes to the way I work.  One of my unexpected confessions is that I am now a big fan of Online Art Teaching! Don’t get me wrong, I love the bustle of a art class and you can’t …

My Pastel Classes are Online for Autumn 2020 This summer has been exciting, I’ve had the opportunity and time to rediscover my love of pastels. Early this year, Lockdown gave me the opportunity of time, re-focusing on the things I enjoy. I’m lucky enough to have a job I love but I must admit it wasn’t …

My top favourite Pastel Techniques and Tips I’ve been working through my favourite techniques for my online Art Classes. One of my most popular techniques has been using soft pastel with alcohol. When I am painting with pastels I use Unison Pastels and Art Spectrum pastel card and Vodka. I like the way that it …

Beautiful Echinacea Flowers in Unison Colour Soft Pastel Ive been creating Online Draw Along Art Classes, here’s a time-lapse of painting a echinacea to show what we covered in an Art Online session. You can see the final version on my Instagram page. My garden has been a lovely retreat during Lockdown. I’ve always enjoyed …

Sometimes your art day doesn’t go right… thats ok. “Outtakes 10” I’ve gradually been trying to improve the quality of my videos by trying new camera angles so that you get the best possible view to see me working. You can see in this video that my camera stand had other ideas. It kept twisting …