Art Workshops

Fishing Life; Boats and Fishermen in Soft Pastels

I’m sorry this is now fully booked. I will try to put on a second date so if you are interested in going on a waiting list for this please let me know on the form below – thank you

Sat 4th March 2023 @ Hangingwater Studios, Sheffield S11 7EH                                       

On this one day workshop Anna will take you through two very different pastel techniques to explore the wide range of effects you can achieve with this beautiful medium. Our inspiration will be old fishing scenes, sepia photos and weathered fishermen faces. You will produce both a fishing scene and a portrait drawing over the course of the day in sepia tones.

Some drawing experience would be useful, although Anna will guide you expertly through the pastel techniques step by step

10am – 4pm

£55 includes tea, coffee & light refreshments, plus specialist  pastel paper for your 2 pastel pieces

You will need to provide your own soft pastels and Conte sticks and a comprehensive materials list will be sent out on booking.

Please be aware Hangingwater studios is a working artist studio.  There are a few steps up to the main room so unfortunately the building is not fully accessible.

£30 deposit needed to book your place.  Book Here

Previous Workshops

The Kitchen Garden in Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils

Be inspired by the Kitchen Garden; rows of vegetables, pots in the potting shed, the gardener busy working or a small detail like a song bird or the gardeners’ hands sowing seeds. We will be working with pastel pencils to create a loose sketch and a longer more blended piece with a mix of pastel sticks and pencils. Some drawing experience an advantage but no experience of pastels necessary.


Seascapes and Crashing Waves in Soft Pastels 

Learn to use the beautiful medium of soft pastels to create rich blended colours and dramatic effects on different types of pastel papers. We will work with the theme of seascapes including rocks, crashing waves, mists and sea spray to create a pastel drawing and a more painterly work on specialist sanded pastel paper. No experience necessary, suitable for beginners and improvers.

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Feedback from  the Soft Pastel Landscape workshop 

“I recently attended Anna’s soft pastel weekend workshop where we had the chance to experiment with different surfaces and techniques to produce drawings and ‘paintings’ of landscapes and buildings.  The weekend was packed with information and a good mix of demonstration and practical work with the opportunity to produce a final piece concentrating on the particular surface and techniques that each participant preferred.  After this weekend I felt I had a good grasp of how to use soft pastels in different ways and a good foundation on which to build further skills. A very enjoyable weekend.” Lyn

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