Hello and welcome,

I’ve loved the community that has grown up around my Online Art courses. I have put together a series of workshops for the Autumn Term so we can work together building skills and confidence over the coming months. I’ll be covering the topics listed below as well as areas that come up during the workshops.

My two hour demonstrations, will, as before, show you my process, 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’m keeping our group small because that means that I can give you individual feedback and tips. You will find as well as enjoying your development as an artist, you will also be part of our friendly online community.

  • I will be recording demonstrations for flexibility, so you can watch at a time to suit you or at a pace that suits 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.

£15.00 per workshop or here’s a special offer, just for you, 8 week Autumn Term for £100-00

September 7th
10am – 12 UK Time
Finding your creativity and composition – Hints and tips to create artwork from your photos. I’ll share my top tips to inspire and encourage you using one of my own images as reference to help you see my process when planning an artwork. Plus How to Scale up your work – top tips and my favourite ways to transfer the photo to the easel. (Artwork Topic TBC – Inspiration from my Summer Trips) Bonus photos from my travels to use for your inspiration.

September 21st
10am – 12 UK Time
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. (Artwork Topic TBC – Inspiration from my Summer Trips)

October 5th
10am – 12 UK Time
Autumnal Trees – Using soft pastel I will demonstrate a beautiful autumnal scene, focussing on creating lively golden foliage and tips for trees.

October 19th
10am – 12 UK Time
Apple Harvest – using soft pastel and liquid to create a gorgeous apple orchard and dappled light.

November 2nd
10am – 12 UK Time
Clouds and blending – taking inspiration from our glorious Dorset coast, we will focus create clouds and a distant sea view.

November 16th
10am – 12 UK Time
Seascapes – sparkling waves and stormy seas in soft pastel. A longer length workshop.

November 30th
10am – 12 UK Time
Seascapes – Part 2 – sparkling waves and stormy seas in soft pastel.

December 7th
10am – 12 UK Time Finishing your artwork. A series of 6 tips to help you rescue paintings in the ‘not quite finished’ pile and ideas for Christmas gifts

£15.00 per workshop or here’s a special offer, just for you, 8 week Autumn Term for £100-00

Please email thepastelartist@gmail.com for more details or use the contact page.

Spring Term

18th January – New Year Creative Challenge – Set your creative goals and find your inspiration

1st February – Alpine and snowy Scenes and 15th February Bluebells

1st March Make your Greens Sparkle 15th March Landscapes and trees 29th March Sunsets and Clouds

Summer Term – DATEs TBC

26th April – Taking composition to the next level

10th May – Seascapes at sunset

24th May – Sparkling waves

7th June and 21st June Summer Meadow Flowers