Online Soft pastel workshops to encourage beginners and challenge experienced artists

In normal times, I regularly run soft pastel workshops in Wimborne on Thursdays. These face-to-face workshops are currently suspended because of Covid-19, but I hope to start them again in September 2021. Please ring or email or click here to be added to the mailing list to be kept up to date.

Until we can gather together again, I’m excited to share my online pastel workshops, each of which is a full length pre recorded demonstration of my creative process and a lesson in pastel painting. These newly developed videos are designed for you to paint along to at your own pace. They’ve taken me approximately an hour to create each artwork, though you should leave yourself a little longer to create your own version. Take regular breaks. You can pause or rewind each one and play it as many times as you like. The lessons are deliberately slow paced, so that you can see, understand and absorb each detail as you create your own artwork. As I work, I share with you a progressive series of tips and tricks to help you develop your technique and confidence.

I have a new series of live workshop dates in 2021, I am gradually adding to this list of workshops for 2021.

I have created a series of ten workshops with a seascape theme. Although each workshop is self-contained, I have structured them progressively so that they can be taken together as a course. If you are a beginner, I suggest that you start with Number 1. Otherwise just look through the series and find a workshop that inspires you! If you’re keen to learn then you can book all 10. Working with a theme is one of the most effective ways of re-enforcing your learning. Seascapes are brilliant for building confidence and developing your skills.