The course will begin with simple forms and develop compositions with still life fruit and flowers and landscape subjects, blending techniques, use of tinted paper, layering and mark-making building a pastel painting, some gestural expressive work and a personal project, contextualised with artist examples.


Chalk/soft pastels, sugar paper/pastel paper, fixative (paper needs a rough enough surface to hold the pastel) If in doubt wait until your first class where your tutor can explain and show examples.


Continuous informal assessment through observation, group and individual discussion and comment.

Next Steps

Further drawing and/or painting courses.

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