Introduction to Pastels & Pet Portraits

  • Starts 27 Sept
  • 85 British pounds

Available spots

Workshop Details

Date: Tuesday 27th September Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm Cost: £85 Delicious homemade lunch included. *THIS WORKSHOP CAN ONLY BE BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH CHLOE BY EMAIL TO Come and join me and Chloe at Reef House for this brand new Introductions to Pastels & Pet Portraits workshop. What you will learn: We will start the course by getting to know pastel pencils and how to sharpen them using both a sharpener and a craft/utility knife with sandpaper. We will then go through the process of transferring an outline of what we are going to be drawing onto Pastelmat, concentrating on getting down the main lines to give us a framework with which to work. We will then concentrate the majority of our efforts on the dog’s eyes. You will learn to use tones and colours within a layering process and then how to draw beautiful reflections for that all-important spherical and hyper-realistic look. We will then work on some of the fur around the eye and watch how that has an effect on the eye’s expression, without actually touching the eye itself. We will leave room to further explore other areas such as the fur, nose and mouth as time dictates and I will be on hand to answer any questions you have and lead you every step of the way. Materials are provided for use on the day. We will be using the very finest of art materials throughout the day. Using good quality materials is something I am passionate about! If you have an ipad, small laptop or smartphone then do bring them but don’t worry if you don’t as we will be working from a print out which I will provide. This is a starter course which is ideal for complete beginners. Equally it will be great for established artists wanting to learn a new medium or those wishing to brush up on pet portraiture skills. Please arrive promptly so that we can grab a coffee and get down to business as soon as possible! Lunch will be around 1pm and there will be regular opportunities for you to have refreshments throughout the day.

Cancellation Policy

Terms and conditions Cancellation : *More than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee. *Less than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee ONLY if your place can be filled *Less than 14 days before course commences - no refund but a credit towards future courses at Reef House, minus 20% admin fee

Contact Details

  • Back Lane, Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7NR, UK