Animal Portraits in Soft Pastels

In this Workshop, Capture the Character and a Sparkle in the Eye, of Mans Best Friend, or perhaps the Family Puss?

Master the skills to paint a wet nose and fur/hair of an animal, in this Exciting One Day Workshop.  


Bring your own images to work from, or use the ones supplied (close up). Enjoy a day painting your favourite animal portrait, using Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils.  Create the individuality of the animal, with this beautiful medium.  Using your own photos you will work through the stages involved, from initial drawing to the finished painting.

You will be guided throughout the day, on how best to apply, blend, soften, and create texture with this superb medium.

Learn about the different Pastels, Papers and basic equipment you would need, to continue with

Pastel Painting after this workshop.

Date:  10th November 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm.

Price:  £35

Venue: Blisland Village Hall.

Refreshments: Please bring a Packed Lunch.

Contact me to book your space by


Via my websiteArt with Yvette

or Phone: 07886 343621

Materials and Equipment List:

Soft Pastels (a range of colours suitable for the animal portrait)

Pastel Paper

Board larger than the paper size

Bulldog clips or and masking tape

White Tack (Not Blue Tack it’s too oily) (This is for keeping your hands cleaner)

Stiff Hog hair brush (Small & Medium in Size to start with)

Pastel Pencils are an advantage (Black, Brown, White, Grey and Cream)

Charcoal or Pastel Pencils for drawing purposes

Craft Knife

Box or a container to store your pastels in a tonal value range.

Kitchen Roll

You may find useful the following items:

Hand held tray such as a plastic supermarket tray supplied free with tomatoes etc… You will hold your chosen pastels in these when working.

Baby Wipes or Wet Wipes or a cloth that can be dampened

Rubber Blender tool

I have some spare materials for use during the workshop, but it is always good to work with

 your own if you have them.

Table Easel or Stand Alone Easel if you have one but not a necessity.

Pack Lunch.

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