Drawing & Painting with Pastels - Beginners

Course intent

In this one-day workshop, you will learn a range of basic methods of watercolour painting through the use of photographs or direct observation, and help to develop your creativity

What will we cover?

The 5-hour session will include:

This workshop will explore painting with pastels, trying the different types of pastels and pastel pencils available and explaining the tint system used with artists' pastels that can help when mixing and blending lighter colours. We will investigate the influence of paper colour and texture on our pictures and a variety of mark making, colour mixing and blending techniques. Please bring any pastels or pastel pencils, pastel paper (like Ingres or Murano papers) and fixative to the class, although materials will be available if you have not tried pastels before. There will be a choice of subjects drawn, including landscapes, figures or animals from secondary sources and still life from observation following demonstrations by the tutor. If you have any images that you are keen to work from in your paintings, please bring them along

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

Beginners and those who have some experience of drawing & painting.

For adults aged 18 years or older.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

Please bring whatever pastels and paper you may have, but it is not essential as materials will be available.

Please email the tutor at roger.hutchins@surreycc.gov.uk before the session with details of your intended project

What can I do when I finish the course?

In discussion with your tutor, you may like to progress onto further courses

Additional information

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol, please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

How to enrol

Our courses are for adult learners aged 19 or over. If you are under 19, please call 0300 200 1044.

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  • Day: Saturday
  • Start date: 4 Feb 2023
  • Time: 10am to 3:30pm
  • Cost: £50
  • Location: Esher centre
  • Sessions: 1 sessions
  • Tutor: Roger Hutchins
  • Course code: QEDS6921GA
  • Places: Places available