Online Soft pastel workshops to encourage beginners and challenge experienced artists

In-person workshops

I regularly run soft pastel workshops in Wimborne on Thursdays. These face-to-face workshops are great fun and a lovely way to learn in a friendly group, please ring or email or click here to be added to the mailing list to be kept up to date on new dates. There are tasters available so get in touch for a day to sample soft pastels, I provide all the equipment so you can try ahead of buying any art kit!

Summer Online 2022

There’s still time to join my Live sessions. Here’s what’s coming up.

See what we covered in Spring Online Series 2022

My Spring Series – claim your special offer here to watch the recordings or read more about the topics we will cover here

Online Autumn Series

I’m excited to share my first Online Autumn 2021 Series, this series of workshops is ideal for people who want to learn in a friendly online community and enjoy the flexibility of recorded workshops. These workshops can be bought as a series or individually. The recordings are available here. Read more about it here

Teaching online

I have listed my popular live recordings here plus my especially for beginners workshop.

One to one teaching

I love helping my students achieve their goals. So that I can give constructive and in depth feedback, I charge for my time. I have a limited number of sessions available each month. Please email and request to be added to the waiting list.

Constructive feedback on an artwork via email is a great way to gain feedback. I charge £30.00 per artwork, you will receive feedback and a 5 point action plan for you to progress.

One to one video call. We can discuss your current artwork, targets and a bespoke plan for your artistic development. These consultations start at £60-00/hr.

If you are accessing my workshops, I offer a reduced rate for Group Video Feedback sessions with fellow members of the session. I encourage people to create artwork using the skills that I teach through a workshop on a similar theme. These will be offered to members at the end of the session.

Please get in touch to discuss how I can help you progress.

New to Soft Pastels beginners workshop

If you are a beginner, I suggest that you start with workshop Number 1

As my own passion is Seascapes, I have created a progressive 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. 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 and seascapes are brilliant for building confidence and developing your skills.

Each of workshop 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.