Hello and welcome,

I’ve loved the community that has grown up around my Online Art courses. I put together a series of workshops during 2021 to build skills and confidence. These are recordings of two hour demos that I created. They cover the topics listed below as well as areas that come up during the workshops. You can buy all 8 or individual workshops, depending on your preference.

My two hour demonstrations show you my process in real time, meaning you can learn from techniques that I will explain and demonstrate. You’ll learn some pastel techniques which you can use for your own projects and develop artwork taking inspiration from scenes that I’ll share with you.

  • I have set up a special Facebook Group for people to share and gain feedback and support on your artworks from me and our online friends.

I will be using Unison Colour Soft Pastels on specialist sanded pastel cards with liquid to create painted pastels. Click here to read more about my suggested materials list. The list below gives you an outline of what we’ll cover. We’ll add to it along the way, responding and adapting as we find new topics to inspire us.

£16.00 per workshop or here’s a special offer, just for you, 8 workshops for £100-00

Capturing the last of the warm summer evenings

Finding your Viewpoint – creativity and composition – This workshop is designed to help you find your viewpoint when planning an artwork. Create this beautiful sunset whilst learning soft pastel painting skills. Plus tips on how to scale up your work. When you book the workshop you’ll receive a link to the facebook Group with a video recording.

Sparkles and capturing interest, glimpses of the sea

Colour and contrast – How do I know what colours to use? I will show you how to develop your own colour palette. You’ll develop an understanding on how to choose colours and more confidence when planning your own artwork. You’ll watch me create this beautiful seascape glimpse which is a great way of learning more about capturing sparkling seas in soft pastel, foliage and tips for trees.

Autumnal Trees – Using soft pastel I will demonstrate a beautiful autumnal scene, focussing on creating lively golden foliage and tips for trees. If booking via Eventbrite, look for the booking email which has the event information at the bottom.

Apple Harvest – using soft pastel and liquid to create a gorgeous apple orchard and dappled light. If booking via Eventbrite, please look for an event confirmation for information about the workshop at the bottom of the email.

Fabulous stormy clouds make for the best dramatic skys

Clouds and blending – taking inspiration from our glorious Dorset coast, we will focus on creating depth in clouds and a distant sea view. If booking via Eventbrite then look for their confirmation email for information about the workshop.

Seascapes – sparkling waves and stormy seas in soft pastel. Create this beautiful seascape with me in a, draw along with me, style demo. If booking via Eventbrite then look for their confirmation email for information about the workshop.

Seascapes – Part 2 – sparkling waves and stormy seas in soft pastel. Working on the translucency of water, we will create this artwork of a backlit wave in a, draw along with me, style of demo.

Rescue tips for those days where you just don’t know how to fix that painting – tip 1 -taking a break often helps

Finishing your artwork. A series of 6 tips to help you rescue paintings in the ‘not quite finished’ pile. Plus create this beautiful autumnal walk in soft pastel, watching me create this winter walk.

December Challenge – Date to be Announced! – Creative Challenge – Snowy Scenes – Alpine Town