This one day workshop will introduce you to the fantastic versatility of pastel. Not having to wait for paint to dry or having to mix colours gives you plenty of time to enjoy the session.
During this demonstration you will receive both group and individual guidance and shown how by using heavy contrast in strong light adds strength to your finished painting for you to take back home.
- Different types of pastels and their effects
- Various methods of application
- Layering the pastels
- Blocking in
This course is designed for a range of abilities, including beginners.
Some materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £5.00, payable to the tutor during the course. The items you will need to bring with you are listed below
We do not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
Please bring a good selection of soft pastels and a pale pastel pencil. A few favourite soft pastels will be available for students to purchase. Also:
- Small brush – 1cm approx. (to brush away excess pastel)
- Kitchen towel
- Wet wipes
- Soft putty rubber
- Small cotton cloth ( to wipe hands)
- Masking tape
- Optional – Doorway photographs
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring with you if you are very keen to use them, then please do so if you wish. You may not need to use them however – the tutor has listed all your essential needs for this particular course above.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
Timings & Refreshments
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon.
SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free option