Level up your
Pastelling Skills.

Are you looking for ways to improve your pastel work?

Get big discounts on the accompanying soft pastels sets created by Julie, specifically for the workshop.

Enjoy the workshop as part of your Pastel Academy membership or purchase for £50.

Mangroves Online Workshop Day

With Julie Skoda

Saturday 3rd June.

Join Unison Colour Associate Artist, Julie Skoda, on an online workshop day, painting your own version of ‘Mangroves’.

Learn to work with a watercolour underpainting, experimenting to see how pigments blend together into each other, drip and layer.

Then working with the pastels, first with the wide edge of the stick to create the beginning shapes, you’ll graduate through to the smaller, more precise marks as the layers build, ending with the bright pops of eye candy to finish the painting.

Julie will be supporting you throughout the day in the dedicated community group, including 2 Live Q&A sessions, answering all your question in detail.

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...

14 Lessons

Painting A Bird Nest In An Old Building with Tracey Maras

The juxtaposition of nature and human-made structures and the variety of textures result in a compelling painting.

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11 Lessons

Expressive Landscape ‘Painting’ with Soft Pastels with Robert Dutton

Robert Dutton explains the benefits of using different solvents with Unison Colour pastels to express your ideas and ‘paint’ with your pastels.

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4 Lessons

River Walks with Nina Squire

Nina inspires you to capture moments from local walks and bring them to your paintings.

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7 Lessons

Mangroves Workshop with Julie Skoda

Saturday 3rd June.

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2 Lessons

A Mossy Branch with Meral Altilar

Hi and welcome to my mossy branch demonstration. I wanted to create a one hour workshop that would give you the opportunity to explore markings when pastelling trees and greenery with a little bit of whimsy thrown in!

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3 Lessons

Fun With Gold Leaf with Lucy Brangwin

This tutorial shows how with a few touches of gold or silver leaf, a painting can be elevated. It can be used for anything from subtle highlights, to a striking and original background on a portrait, and everything in between.

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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.

Start improving your pastelling today.