Pastel Workshops – Worldwide

Workshops are resuming slowly. Maybe some venue changes.  Thanks for your patience!  I promise I will make the new ones very special. If you have booked workshops and wish to take a virtual workshop, please get in touch, theyre really informative, you will be surprised.

2021 -  Les will be Teaching the art of pastel using Unison Pastels and the amazing Pan Pastel, plus Mixed Media sessions using watercolours and Drawing Inks. If you wish to get away from COPYING that photo and develop as a TRUE ARTIST, then Attending a workshop with Les Darlow, you will learn simple techniques to create wonderful atmospheric skies, stunning water reflections and add drama and mood to your paintings, based on light, energy and movement. He will cover pastel techniques, composition, tonal values and balance plus underpainting techniques. He encourages a creative and loose approach and specialises in Impressionism. Everyone produces finished paintings to take home on the day. To reserve your place on a workshop, please call me on 07900 576 840, or drop me an email at lesdarlow@sky.com
All workshops are subject to availability and the owner reserves the right to change venue, dates and times if the need arises. 

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If you have a group of 10 or more people wishing to have a days pastel workshop with Les then please contact for details. All UK Covered. For rest of the world, please contact with numbers for 2 day workshops. Prices will vary. (I need at least 10 people for 2 days to cover costs).

 Exciting new workshops for the New Year 2021. Working with Unison Pastel, Pan Pastel, Drawing Inks plus Mixed Media. Composition, Tonal Values, Light Energy and Movement.... Call today to book a space.  ALL LEVELS Limited Places - Make a booking or enquiry

PRESTON WORKSHOPS - 2021 Exciting New Workshops
NEW VENUE - tbc - PASTELS / PAN PASTELS / MIXED MEDIAMake a booking or enquiry

  1. Garstang Art Centre,Garstang Arts Centre
    The Old Grammar School, Croston Road, Garstang
    Lancashire PR3 1EB. 20th July 2021 Tues Make a booking or enquiry
  2. Garstang Art Centre,Garstang Arts Centre
    The Old Grammar School, Croston Road, Garstang
    Lancashire PR3 1EB. 20th Sept 2021 Mon Make a booking or enquiry

BIG SAVINGS on Multiple workshop bookings. CLICK HERE

WEST YORKSHIRE  WORKSHOPS - 2021 Exciting New WorkshopsPASTEL / pan pastels/ MIXED MEDIA 
Make a booking or enquiry

  1. LAYCOCK VILLAGE HALL - 3 Laycock Ln, Keighley BD22 0PH  -  OCT 29th 2021 (FRI) Make a booking or enquiry
  2. LAYCOCK VILLAGE HALL - 3 Laycock Ln, Keighley BD22 0PH  -  NOV 23rd 2021 (TUES) Make a booking or enquiry
  3. More to follow

MANCHESTER

MANCHESTER WORKSHOPS new venue - 2021 Exciting New WorkshopsPASTEL / pan pastels/ MIXED MEDIA  Make a booking or enquiry
Please Note:
LUNCH will no longer be included at Daisy Nook, due to their new charges for Room Hire.!!!

  1. DAISY NOOK GARDEN CENTRE -  Failsworth, Manchester M35 9WJ -  OCT 14TH  2021 (THURS) Make a booking or enquiry

CHESHIRE

FRODSHAM - CASTLE PARK ARTS CENTRE
PASTEL / pan pastels/ MIXED MEDIA  Make a booking or enquiry

  1. CASTLE PARK ARTS CENTRE - off Fountain Lane Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE
    OCT 26TH  2021 (TUES) Make a booking or enquiry
  2. CASTLE PARK ARTS CENTRE - off Fountain Lane Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE
    DEC 7TH  2021 (TUES) Make a booking or enquiry
NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOPS - 2021 Exciting New Workshops - Pastel - Pan Pastel and Mixed Media