Introduction to Soft Pastels

art drawing

Introduction to Soft Pastels. 10-week  Art course. (Suitable for beginners and people with some experience in art)

 Interactive online course via zoom with live tuition.  Cost £15 a week. Total cost £150.

Wednesdays 10am-1pm. Starting 14th July.


Create beautiful pastel paintings with artist Raya Brown and discover the great possibilities of working with this wonderful material.

 During this course you will learn:

  • About different types of pastels and pastel papers and how to use them to achieve the best results
  • How to use various soft pastel techniques such as colour blending , layering, shading, etc
  • Colour theory and understand how to mix colours and make light and dark tones
  • How to show 3-dimentional qualities of objects and show depth in your work
  • How to create various textures in your art work
  • How to paint beautiful atmospheric landscapes
  • How to paint realistic looking furry animals 
  • How to create great compositions

You will also discover how to draw realistic looking objects and improve your observational drawing skills.

The course will cover the following subjects:

Stills life

Floral studies

Animal painting


You will receive plenty of individual help, being guided and inspired by a professional Artist Raya Brown. Small groups of learners and clear step-by-step instructions and artist’s demonstrations are guaranteed. Visual recourses will be provided.