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Ardington School of CraftsDoorway
Seascapes in Pastel
Course Date: Sunday 25th June 2017
Category: Painting & Drawing
Price: £80

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This one day workshop will introduce you to the wonderful immediacy of pastel. We will explore a variety of techniques for applying pastel to create a beautiful seascape

Further Detail

You will be shown some simple techniques including applying the pastel with your hand and fingers to help you create a fresh and vibrant image. These will be demonstrated step by step with both group and individual guidance.

Using this versatile medium you will be shown how to paint atmospheric skies, and create the illusion of movement in the water.

By the end of the day you will have a finished seascape to take home with you.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • Different types of pastels and their effects
  • Various methods of application
  • Blending the soft pastel
  • Building up layers


Beginner and those with a little experience


Materials are not included in your course fee.

Three sheets of pastelmat (pre-coloured surface you will be using) will be provided by the tutor at a cost of £5...more will be available to buy should you need it. Please bring cash or cheque as the tutor is unable to take card payments for materials




Please bring with you:

  • Please bring a good selection of soft pastels and a pale pastel pencil - the tutor will have some pastels for sale if required but will not carry a large range
  • Small brush – 1cm approx. (To brush away excess pastel)
  • Apron
  • Kitchen towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Putty rubber
  • Small cotton cloth (to wipe hands)
  • Masking Tape

Tutor Profile

Clive lives and works in Newbury, Berkshire. Self-taught and a professional artist for the past 16 years, he enjoys painting a wide range of subjects using pastel almost exclusively. 

He rarely holds demonstrations and workshops due to his commission commitments so we're honoured he's teaching for us. His method of pastel application and final result both surprises and enthuses his students leading them to go on and explore the fun of this fantastic medium.

To see examples of his work visit:

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Complimentary fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS - Lunch: We can cater for vegetarians. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please bring your own sandwiches. Teatime: If you would like gluten/dairy free cake, just let us know when you arrive.