Soft Pastel Courses and Tutorials
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.
Our recommended path for beginner's, bringing together various Pastel Academy courses covering a range of topics and styles.
If you've completed the Beginner's path, the Intermediate Path is the next step with a more advanced selection of courses.
If you've got a good grip on the foundational pastelling skills, this path takes you through the more advanced courses at the Pastel Academy.
In this tutorial, Caitlin will guide you through different approaches to ‘Drawing from Woodland Scenes’.
This tutorial will go through step by step how I created this lake scene with added sparkles, some distant mountains…
In this tutorial Caitlin Heslop, one of our Associate Artists, talks you through a Still Life for Beginners tutorial.
Snow is such a challenging subject to paint! When we approach a subject with snow in it, we know what we are trying to achieve but as soon as we put white on the page, we lose all interest and definition. So why is this?
Robert Dutton shows how to develop a more abstract direction to pastel painting as he explores the inspiring wild and…
Exploring white, grey and black Unison Colours and contrasting colours palettes, Associate Artist Robert Dutton explains why Unison Colour pastels…
The sky is blue and clouds are fluffy balls of cotton. This notion follows us from our childhood and unfortunately,…
This is a warm wintery scene which uses a little finger blending but involves more pastel on top of pastel…
In this tutorial Associate Artist, Caitlin Heslop, will talk you through how to draw from a still life set up.
Learn to use Unison Colour pastels with water and gain confidence in working quickly and spontaneously from a sketch or colour study of your own or a photo.
Robert Dutton shows you how to create shimmering, sparkling and flowing waters with unique expressive and atmospheric effects with Unison Colour pastels and mixed media in exciting combinations.
Painting a Twilight Snow Scene on Textured Ground.
Paint a Collie Dog with Su Melville.
How to do a still life in a loose, energetic, vivid style.
Join Sandra for a dramatic pastel sky workshop exploring a wonderfully vibrant evening sunset.
This 5 day pastel challenge, with award winning pastel artist Sandra Orme, will take you through creating beautiful clouds in an evening sky using Unison Colour Pastels ‘Sky’ set on Pastel Mat paper.
This lesson will explain and show the basics in painting a triptych and sizing up your art to a large scale.
Paint a beautiful vibrant Jellyfish with Meral.
Cathy shows you a particular way of scratching the surface of Clairefontaine Pastelmat with a wooden golf tee or mini barbecue stick before laying down pastel.
Rhonda shares her experience of having an art show in a commercial gallery.
In this tutorial, Caitlin will guide you through different approaches to ‘Drawing from Nature – including quick preliminary sketches done from a vase of flowers.