pastel drawing

Ideal for all abilities, this drawing workshop in Brighton will focus on drawing with chalk pastels and pastel pencils.

Pastels are a great way of exploring and understanding form. From sketching to fine art, this versatile medium has sculptural quality, one we’ll discover through a series of exercises including still life.


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COURSE TUTOR: Zara Slattery

DURATION: Half day

DAY: Saturday

TIME:  10.30am-2.30pm


Autumn: 23 November 2019

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £30 Full Fee / £20 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning


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Please note that concessions cannot be booked online.





This course aims to: 

Ideal for all abilities, this workshop aims to introduce learners to drawing with soft pastels and pastel pencils. From sketching to fine art, this versatile medium has a sculptural quality. Using a variety of subject matter learners will explore a variety of application techniques, from block colour to blending. This course will cover composition, line, colour and form and will encourage learners to discover and develop a technique that enables them to further their practice.

Who this course is for?

This course is open to enthusiastic students of all levels.

What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Have working knowledge of hard & soft chalk pastels.
  • Blend and layer pastels.
  • Create detail definition.
  • Create depth of field.


What materials will I need for the course?

  • A4 sketchbook with good quality cartridge paper
  • Pack of chalk pastels


Roughly how much will they cost?

In the region of £20-£30


How will I know I am making progress?

Through informal critiques, group discussions and by keeping a brief weekly diary about your current work and weekly feedback.


Who is the course tutor?

Zara Slattery is a freelance illustrator with a BA Hons from Edinburgh College of Art and an MA in Communication Design from MMU, she has over twenty years’ experience of professional art practice.  Zara is an Illustrator and Comic Artist who writes short story comics, she has a number of independently published titles. Zara has run a range of art courses at the Friends Centre since 2010 as well as schools and community workshops throughout London and Sussex. As part of the British Councils Dickens 2012 Bicentenary celebrations, Zara ran international comic workshops in Greece and Malta.


What next?

Further drawing and painting courses at Friends Centre


Saturday 23 November 2019
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sessions: 5

Full price: £65
Concession rate (if available): £40
Please note that concessions are not available online.
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Brighton Junction


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