Soft pastels are a vibrant and exciting medium, ideal for capturing the colours and texture of the landscape or for painting the subtleties of a portrait.

Carole’s enthusiastic and informative demonstrations will guide you through a range of exercises to develop and extend your pastel painting ability, looking at mark making, surfaces, colour mixing, blending as well as using pastels over watercolours or acrylics.

You can be inspired to paint the surrounding idyllic landscape and buildings, or paint a portrait, working from your own or Carole’s photographs. Suitable for all abilities.

Tutor: Carole Massey

Carole Massey is a popular and supportive tutor who has been teaching at Flatford Mill for nearly 20 years. She managed her own successful design partnership before returning to her first love of painting, which currently involves a combination of tutoring, demonstrations, private commissions, exhibitions, TV appearances and filming for a leading online website A recent portrait commission for the Bank of England of Sir Charles Bean, deputy governor now hangs in the bank in perpetuity. She is a regular contributor to art magazines and has written many teaching Artbooks, published by the award winning publisher Search Press, with international sales exceeding 250,000. Her latest books are “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner” and “The Beginners’ Guide to Drawing Portraits” which will be on sale on the course. Carole has exhibited and demonstrated at the Mall Galleries, London, and her work is in a number of private collections in the UK and abroad. She now lives in Suffolk. She can be contacted via email - [email protected].

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks

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