Workshops in both Drawing and Pastel Painting.
Fiona is a professionally qualified teacher, with over 14 years experience of teaching in both Further Education and within local communities.

“…thank you Fiona. You brought out the best in us.  I've really enjoyed today and learnt such a lot. You put every technique across so simply . I look forward to being in your class again.”
Christine, Gallery 45 Workshop

"Many thanks for the workshops - we all enjoyed them! We were inspired and motivated. "
Kathleen, Blackhill Art Group, Consett.

Contact Fiona to arrange a workshop with your Art group or within your organisation.
See LINKS section for direct links to websites of workshop hosts.
Workshops at FINE STUDIOS
Community Art Space
Fine House Farm, Kiln Pit Hill, Northumberland DH8 9SL

All workshops run 10.30am-4pm and include all materials.

All workshop days are £55 + £5 for a tasty Fine House Farm lunch.

2 Day workshops can be booked as single days @ £60 per day or both days for £120.

WORKSHOPS @ Fine Studios, Fine House Farm 2018

Saturday 19th May
Experimental Landscapes
Taking inspiration from the beautiful landscape of Fine House Farm,
explore alternative ways of drawing the landscape
with traditional materials and experimental techniques.
Pencil, charcoal and pastel. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June
‘An Introduction to Pastel Painting’ - 2 Day Workshop
(With options to attend just 1 day or both)
An in depth introduction to those new to pastel work or those that
would like to develop their personal pastel techniques.
Working both outside and in the studio with demonstration and guidance, we cover
both Still Life and Landscapes using a variety of techniques with UNISON pastels.
Friday 22nd / Day 1
Pastel basics, application and techniques. Sketching and experimentation.
Saturday 23rd / Day 2
Developing more finished pieces from initial starting points.
Discussion and personal feedback to help future progression with pastel work.
More challenging aspects for those that would like to explore
ways of developing more expressive ways of working in pastel.

Saturday 7th July
Summer Pastel Workshop Day
Capture the colour of summer with Unison pastels.
Landscape compositions, beginner friendly but suitable for all levels of experience.

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September
(With options to attend just 1 day or both)
A fantastic opportunity to explore the many different applications and techniques of pastel painting
with Unison Colour pastels.
Friday 7th / Day 1 - Experiment with wet and dry application
on a variety of surfaces. Apply these processes
to pastel sketching (outside weather permitting) to create your own landscape pieces.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Saturday 8th / Day 2 - Apply techniques explored on Day 1
to create pastel paintings with greater depth and texture.
Support and guidance for all levels of experience.

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th October
(With options to attend just 1 day or both)
Following on from our earlier 1 day workshop,
this workshop is suitable for those wishing to explore mark making
and experimental techniques in greater depth to create personal responses to the landscape.
Working outside and inside the studio.
Charcoal, pencil, inks and pastel.

Saturday 3rd November
Capture the colours of the this beautiful season with Unison pastels.
Suitable for all levels of experience.


Gallery 45, Felton, Northumberland
To book the following visit
Saturday 26th May - FULLY BOOKED
Big Skies - Pastel Landscapes & Seascapes
Lose yourself in the clouds and colours of Unison pastels. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Le Bourg, 16480 Saint-Vallier, Charente, France.
Contact Natalie Sweet at
22nd-27th July
Colours of France residential pastel workshop

The Hearth, Horsley, Newcastle Upon Tyne
To book the following visit

Friday 28th September
Pastel Still Life with flowers

Saturday 27th October
Pastel Seascapes

For further details or questions relating to workshops please contact Fiona via the 'Contact' section on the website.

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