WORKSHOP PASTEL + a little mixed media – Creating Light, energy and movement


 This 3.5 hour-long Pre Recorded class includes instruction and demonstration as step by step stages. It will help you interpret photographs and help you to see what is needed to turn a photo into a painting. Looking at light and composition to develop into something amazing rather than ordinary.

We will look at mark making and angles within compostition to create energy and movement. We will also cover Composition, Values, Colour Temperatures, Recession, Depth of Field and Movement.

Students will need, for each class:

  • Students will need  1 sheet of SAND Canson TOUCH Paper. Or an abrasive (medium) paper.
  • Printouts of the attached reference material. (sent to registered students)
  • A good selection of pastels based on  the image


    • A Hard pastel such as Conte sticks. A white and Black, Click Here for Source UK. I prefer the harder white as they dont fill the tooth of the paper.
    • I suggest Oranges, browns, blue greys, blue violets, red/orange biased yellows.
    • A good range or pastels
    • HARDER pastels best to start