Pastel Workshop For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. This workshop style class allows you to practise techniques to utilise the sensation of colour, with the guidance of an experienced artist. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. The emphasis of this course, beside learning the basic rules, is to encourage and stimulate your creativity.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.


  • Materials and tools.
  • Pastel textures.
  • Tonal Studies.
  • Making colour work for you.
  • Still Life.
  • Portraiture.
  • Landscape.
  • Putting your knowledge together.


  • 1 x A3 Mi-Teinte Textured Paper Black
  • 1 x A3 Mi-Teinte Textured Paper Neutral Colour (preferably grey)
  • 1 x Black Conte Crayon (or similar brand)
  • 1 x White Conte Crayon (or similar brand)
  • Bring any pastels, crayons, pastel pencils or pastel mediums if you have any.

We will discuss materials in the first class so you will be able to make informed decisions about what to buy for the rest of the course and beyond.

IMPORTANT: Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


  • The Art Scene on campus at UNSW Art & Design (formerly UNSW COFA), Ph: 02 8815 1569. Cnr Oxford St. and Greens Rd Darlinghurst.
  • The Art Scene 914 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114, Ph: 02 9807 6900
  • Parkers Fine Art Store Cnr Argyle Cut and Susanna Place, The Rocks 9247 9979
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list by clicking .