Pastel Painting

Ref: C2527394

Discover what you can create in our inspiring pastel painting sessions! The course will cover pastel painting and drawing fundamental skills such as colour and mark-making and the techniques that are unique to pastel such as application, underpainting and experimenting with different approaches. You don't need to buy any special materials for the course. We will work with what you already have.

Course aim

The course will cover pastel painting and drawing fundamental skills and the techniques that are unique to pastel.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use zoom to access online learning and manage my time.
  • Be able to demonstrate different mark-making techniques, and decide where best to utilise them in my painting and drawing.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to mix different colours with the pastels i have to achieve colour harmony within my sketch/drawing/painting
  • Explore using different underpainting techniques such as local colour, complementary colour, watercolour, different grounds and more depending upon available resources.
  • Understand how to use line, mass and value to create realistic drawing effects.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Don't buy special materials for the course. What you already have is what you should learn to use. A basic range of pastels is sufficient. Avoid WH Smith pastels as they will not adhere to the paper. Unison pastels are excellent. SAA do a great budget range. More information on the Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Pastel Painting

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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