An Introduction to Soft Pastels

Tutor: Sue Orrey-Godden

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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If you have ever wanted to get to grips with soft pastels, this workshop with Sue Orrey-Godden will get you on the right track.

Sue will guide you through the basic techniques when working in soft pastel. You will learn how to create different marks, textures and detail, how to blend pastels, mixing colours on the paper and creating layers to give your art depth and interest. Find out how different papers affect how pastels can be used to best effect. Discover the vibrancy and versatility of soft pastel and get hooked on this versatile medium.

Please note there is a £5 materials charge payable to the tutor on the day for this workshop.

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What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

There will be some pastels available to borrow but ideally participants should bring any soft pastels they may have plus a sketch book.

Pastel paper and additional soft pastels will be provided.

“Friendly people, great feed, great tutor and I managed to produce a good picture!”

– Judith

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