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.
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.
Unison Colour Associate Artist Robert Dutton, known to create a dramatic painting or two, shows how the focus of mood and…
The juxtaposition of nature and human-made structures and the variety of textures result in a compelling painting.
Robert Dutton explains the benefits of using different solvents with Unison Colour pastels to express your ideas and ‘paint’ with your pastels.
Nina inspires you to capture moments from local walks and bring them to your paintings.
The workshop day took place in June 2023, but you can still enjoy it as a standalone pastel course.
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!