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.


  • 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: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. 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, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 223-225 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Ph: 02 9331 2166.
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • 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.

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