artist led studio workshops
Create beautiful artwork in the studio of one of the UK's leading pastels tutors.
WEEKLY ART CLASSES- currently full. Contact me if you wish to join the waiting list for a place.
The classes focus on developing general art skills- for example, using perspective, drawing from still life, proportion and composition. We then also look at particular mediums- pastels, collage pencil etc. We tend to work as a group and develop key areas that we all agree would be of interest or a challenge.
One Day Pastel Workshops
My one day courses at my studio are now fully booked.
Contact me to join my mailing list for the 2018 workshop schedule.
Saturday May 13th- The Approaching Storm. One of my favourite things is mixing purple, blue and ochre shades with grey to create wonderful stormy skies. Learn to create these combinations along with dramatic movement and contrast. FULLY BOOKED
Friday June 16th- Out of the Darkness. Work in reverse using two types of eraser on layers of charcoal on Clairefontaine paper. See your work growing out of the darkness as you draw with light. TWO PLACES LEFT (4-4-17) Download a booking form here.
Wednesday June 7th, The Pastel Clinic. Bring along a packed lunch and your problem pieces or pastel projects. Spend a relaxed day working with me in my studio getting advice, help and direction as needed on technical or practical pastel related issues **only £30**. ONE PLACES LEFT. Download a booking form here
Field Breaks: Wednesday 13th Sept- The Art Room, Barlow. Stunning Seas and Sunsets in Pastel: Using a variety of provided pastels and with step by step demonstrations, we will learn how to achieve stunning seas and sunsets from photographic reference. All materials provided on this informative workshop with award winning pastel artist. 10 am - 3.45pm with materials and refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Book through Field Breaks
Saturday September 16th- Stormy Seas. Spend the day creating stunning seascapes with dramatic skies. Explore creating stormy waters, breaking waves and shorelines. FULLY BOOKED Download a booking form here
Friday and Saturday 29th/30th September, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. FROM DAWN TILL DUSK.
Spend your first day exploring the luminous colours of early morning followed by an explosion of colour on day two as we learn to create vivid sunset skies. You will produce at least two pieces of beautiful work and learn how to use layers of pastel on specialist paper alongside an award winning pastel artist who is renowned for her dramatic skyscapes. BOOK DIRECT THROUGH THE ASHMOLEAN FROM MID MAY ONWARDS.
Friday 6th October- Trees and Textures. Creating effective trees and textures in pastels can be a challenge. Come along and explore different ways of working with pastels and pastel pencils in an exciting challenge. FULLY BOOKED. Download a booking form here.
Field Breaks: Wednesday 18th Oct- The Art Room, Barlow. Derbyshire Landscapes in Pastel and Charcoal: A fabulous workshop with award winning pastels artist and trying innovative new ways of working with pastels and charcoal to produce stunning Derbyshire landscapes. Using photographic reference and following step by step demonstrations. 10 am - 3.45 pm with materials and refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.. Book through Field Breaks
Saturday 11th November- The Wild Moors. Come along and learn new ways of using pastels, liquids, charcoal and textures to create wild and dramatic moorland scenes. FULLY BOOKED. Download a booking form here.
I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot, which is a perfect combination.
I learnt lots of new techniques and have come away full of ideas on how I can use some of them in my own work
It was so good to get such comprehensive demonstrating and instruction, not to mention the really yummy lunch.
Thank you for another successful workshop. Members enjoyed it very much.
Really enjoyed the day, learnt a lot & feel inspired.
Just to say how much I enjoyed today's workshop on seascapes. You have an unusual and unique talent.
I enjoyed Saturday enormously and came away quite inspired!
Just a quick thanks for the course on Saturday - I found it very inspiring and the lunch was delicious!
Thank you again for a lovely and productive day.
I've learnt so very much from you today, and you have given me inspiration and new hope that I can produce a half decent picture to be proud of.
Thanks for an excellent course on Saturday. It was a very enjoyable day and I really got a lot out of it.
Just a little note to thank you for a most enjoyable and inspirational day yesterday. It was certainly food for thought...
You certainly made me stretch and excel myself!!