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.
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.
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.
River Walks with Nina Squire
Nina inspires you to capture moments from local walks and bring them to your paintings.
Mangroves Workshop with Julie Skoda
The workshop day took place in June 2023, but you can still enjoy it as a standalone pastel course.
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!
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.
Red Cardinal with Cindy Barillet
Join Cindy Barillet in this 17 minute tutorial showing you how to paint a red cardinal in a bright and vibrant slyle.
5 Day Pastel Challenge: Spring Glow with Julie Skoda
Julie's 5 Spring Glow 5 Day Pastel Challenge has now completed but you're still able to take part.
Springtime Bee on Velour Paper, with Teresa Seals
Teresa shows you how to pastel a Springtime Bee in gorgeous glowing colours.
A Different Perspective with Unison Colour, by Robert Dutton
Robert takes Unison Colour pastels to new heights… from a glider!
Capturing the Translucence and Textures of a Poppy with Tracey Maras
Learn to paint the delicate, translucent textures of a poppy, with Tracey Maras.
How To Create 3 Different Skin Tones with Sue Kerrigan-Harris
Join Sue for an in-depth guide to create a variety of skins tones to perfect your portraiture.
Painting A Colourful Scene On Light And Dark Pastel Paper, with Dawn Limbert
Dynamic Acrylic Underpaintings with Judy Tate
Using a range of underpainting techniques to launch yourself into a successful and lively pastel painting.
Atmospheric Ocean Light with Robert Dutton
Excited and inspired by Winter light, Robert Dutton embraces ‘the darker season’ with grey scale Unison Colour pastels to create dramatic and expressive effects.
Wild Seas with Robert Dutton
Robert Dutton describes how Unison Colour pastels inspire his dramatic approach to his award winning expressive paintings.
Painting A Rabbit with Tracey Maras
Capture the sense of still alertness with Tracey's Rabbit tutorial in a detailed written guide.
Drawing From Art with Caitlin Heslop
Caitlin shows you how to be inspired and draw from existing artworks with a 15 minute video.
Frisket Masking with Tricia Findlay
A demonstration in using Frisket Masking film to create the background of a bird painting.
Painterly Skies Using Only 3 Colours with Stephen Fuller
Stephen shows you how to paint a sky in a painterly and loose style with only 3 colours in a 15 minute tutorial.
Simplifying A Winter Lake with Tracey Maras
A written guide on avoiding the trap of trying to include everything from a reference photo.