Level up your
Pastelling Skills.

Are you looking for ways to improve your pastel work?

Learn and grow with the world's best Pastel Artists

Each month you’ll get brand new tuition from a selection of our Associate Artists.

Learn how to select the most appropriate pastel paper for your style and application.

Learn how to blend the smoothest backgrounds without overloading the paper.

Learn about materials and equipment, and how to set up your studio like a pro!

What will you find at the Pastel Academy?

Unison Colour works with over 70 Associate Artists from around the world – each with their own styles and areas of expertise.  That means we’re in a unique position to offer you such a broad range of soft pastel tuition.

We’ve seen how much you’ve learned in our 5 Day Challenges – so we thought we could go one better and provide you with brand new online workshops and training content every month.

Each month we’ll have a hand picked selection of brand new and exclusive online trainings, workshops, PDF guides and live Q&A’s.

We’ll make sure there’s a range of tuition materials to suit all experience levels – from absolute pastel beginners to professional artists. There’s bound to be something for everyone every month.

We’ve also set up a new members-only Pastel Academy Facebook group – where we can all discuss what we’ve learned, get access to the artist tutors and share our experiences.

Recent courses...

Included with Membership

Developing a Portrait Profile with Denise Findlay

Learn how Denise develops a soft pastel portrait using pastels (along with pastel pencils) to layer, blend and block in to create a beautiful painting.

Free
Portrait painting of a young women.

Portrait of a Young Women with Lynn Howarth

A 2 hour demo where you can work along with me to create a portrait of a young woman with long blonde hair. The main focus is on getting really complementary and realistic skintones.

Included with Membership

Dhinawan Emu with Brent Emerson

Join Brent for some vivid Aboriginal art, painting a pair of Dhinawan Emus.

Included with Membership

North Carr Lane with Peter Wood

Join Peter for a plein air session with lots of tips and lessons.

Included with Membership

Sunflower Collage with Judy Tate

Create a still life floral painting that is lively and colourful with lots of exciting mark making.

Included with Membership

Clouds with Susan Klabak

An in-depth written guide on painting clouds.

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More courses added every month...

Frequently asked questions...

How do I access courses at Pastel Academy?

Access to Pastel Academy courses is by subscription.

How much does it cost?

Monthly Plan

You can subscribe to Pastel Academy for just £19.99 every month. There’s absolutely no ties-ins and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Yearly Plan

You can choose to pay annually for £199, saving on 2 months.

But we have a fantastic trial offer for you – we’re giving you the chance to try our new Pastel Academy for a month for only £1 – available on either plan.

What does a subscription get me?

Paid up members get unrestricted access to all the courses here on the Pastel Academy website.

What happens if I cancel my subscription?

You can choose not to renew your monthly subscription, and upon expiry you will lose access to all courses, and miss out on any future courses.

I have other questions!

No problem. Drop us an email at support@pastel.academy and we’ll be sure to help you out.

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