Get skills in: colour pastel drawing techniques

Course Dates: 29/06/22 - 20/07/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VH780

Wed, day, 29 Jun - 20 Jul '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to drawing with oil and soft pastels. You will explore a variety of different techniques giving you an insight into the possibilities for making pastel drawings and sketches. Working from observation to produce a nuanced pastel composition.

What will we cover?

- Experimenting with a variety of mark making methods
- Mixing colours using different blending techniques
- Using oil pastel in conjunction with other media.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use a variety of mark making techniques
- Demonstrate how to use colour mixing effectively
- Select suitable subject matter and supports for pastel projects
- Start to draw in pastels from observation and secondary sources
- Use pastels in conjunction with other drawing and painting media.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This taster course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to explore and develop their oil pastel skills.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through practical exercises, some demonstrations, brief individual tutoring and some group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All drawing materials are provided, however if you have your own oil pastels please do bring them along.


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

- VH476 Mixed media drawing and collage
- VH400 Start drawing
- VH407 Drawing 1
- VM501 Drawing into painting
- VH743 Drawing: focus on tone
- VH660 Draw, paint print.

Kim Scouller

Kim is an award winning figurative artist. She studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (1999-2003) and the Royal Drawing School (2007-09). Her studio work focuses on painting directly from subjects such as still-life and the figure and portrait. Working predominantly in oils she uses gestural paint handling to seek out the emergent subject. Kim exhibits her work regularly and has had work selected for the BP Portrait Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, ING Discerning Eye and more recently the Scottish Portrait Award (2019). She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, most notably in 2005 she was the winner of the Aspect Prize, one of Scotland’s most prestigious painting prizes for emerging artists. An experienced art tutor, Kim has taught students of all ages and levels at institutions such as The Royal Drawing School, Candid Arts Trust, Central Saint Martins, London Drawing and London College of Communication. Website: Instagram: @kim_scouller

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.