PLEASE NOTE: No vaccine is 100% effective at protecting you from infection OR transmission, so to keep everyone as safe as possible is a small studio, you must have had both doses of a Covid 19 vaccine before attending studio based workshops.
Spend a relaxing but exciting day learning new skills and revisiting old ones. Paper, refreshments and buffet lunch provided.
£85 for the day
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Buy a voucher for family and friends. They can attend any workshop of their choice anytime over the coming year (or longer if there are lockdown problems).
£85 including refreshments and paper.
Weekly 2 hour lessons in my studio in Buxton every Thursday. We explore everything from pastels, through to how to draw from life and advanced projects.
Contact me for full details.
2 hour step by step demos or longer workshops in pastel or charcoal for your art groups or society. Themes to suit your groups topics.
From £150 plus travel
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workshops for your art group
Two hour or full day workshop/demo
from: £130 within 20 miles
£170 within 40 miles (plus travel)
£250 within 60 miles (plus travel)
For further distances involving long journey times or overnight stay.
date to be confirmed
Rainy day weather
Explore how to create dramatic dark cloudbursts. We will look at how to build depth in dark cloud as well as how to draw the heavy rain sweeping across hills. We will also explore
creating distant hills and bright horizons and textured foreground.
Sat. October 30th 2021
Pastels for beginners
Ever wanted to try pastels have tired them found it so hard to recreate some of the effects you've seen? Chances are you need to come along to a beginners session and explore how using different papers to discover all that pastels can offer and how your style can work with them. A fun day of exploration for those new to art or new to the medium.
Sat. February 5th 2022
Snow in the landscape
Spend a day in the warm studio create chilly snow scenes. Learn about the importance of not using white until the very end, along with trying two different types of surface to explore a variety of textures.
Sat. May 14h 2022
Blue Sky Weather
Sometimes white cloud against a blue sky can be the hardest thing to get right. Spend the day exploring creating gorgeous fluffy white clouds against a clear blue sky. What could be better then recreating a summer day?
Sat. October 2nd 2021
Sunsets and the seashore
Learn to create some gorgeous multi coloured skies and how to control your palette when mixing sunset colours from the dramatic to the subtle. We also explore how to use those match those tones in the sea below.
Sat. November 13th 2021
Wet and dry
This session will explore using layers of charcoal with pastel and pastel liquefier to create landscapes that capture the mood of the dramatic hills and edges of the Peak District. It's wild and wonderful- be prepared for some happy artistic accidents!
Sat. March 5th 2022
Texture and the Moors
Using Sennelier pastel card, you will learn to create some loose and expressive moorland pieces. This technique is without blending so you will explore using the pastel itself to create a variety of marks and shapes with your layers of colour.
Sat. June 11th and Sun June 12th 2022
Dry Stone Walls- 2 day workshop £170
No we won't be learning how to lay a wall!
But we will be learning how to recreate these wonderful ancient walls that are such a feature of the Peak District with pastel, pastel pencils and charcoal pencil. We need two days to fully explore this intricate and absorbing technique.
Friday October 15th 2021
We will look at how to use layers of blue to create delicate transparent breaking waves. You will also learn how to show wet sand with foaming water - and the importance of lilac, yellow ochre and green in our seascapes
Sat. December 4th 2021
Out of the darkness
Wonderful charcoal- so expressive and evocative. Learn how to build layers of charcoal and work with standard and electric erasers. We will also use compressed charcoal and charcoal pencils to build details and textures. With a glimmer of colour.
Sat. April 2nd 2022
Windy and Wild
Explore using pastels to create sweeping dramatic clouds and wispy edges to show different kinds of windswept clouds. We will look a dark clouds against a pale background as well as white clouds against a blue sky.
Friday July 8th and Sat. July 9th 2022
Exploring Trees- 2 day workshop £170
This two day workshop will give us lots of time to explore creating trees in different ways. We will begin using charcoal and charcoal pencils to explore the wonderful textures. This will be followed by using full colour in another piece to really bring everything to life with detail and movement recreated using pastels and pastel pencils.
PLEASE NOTE: to keep you and other participants safe, you must be double jabbed with a Covid 19 vaccine before attending.
Paper and refreshments provided.
£85 for the day
Sandra Orme Sky Studio, 26 Rock Bank, Buxton. SK17 9JF
Places limited to 6.
PLEASE NOTE: access to the studio is via a short flight of uneven steps with a handrail.
Unison Colour Pastels
The Ashmolean Musuem
Brantwood Trust, Conniston
High Peak Commuinity Arts
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Derbyshire County Council
Marple Art Society
Stockport Art Guild
Ruffod Art Society
Derby High School
Harpur Hill Primary School
Where to stay
There are many lovely places to stay in beautiful Buxton...but you will be guaranteed a very warm welcome at my friend's newly renovated and luxurious B&B.
2 night stay minimum due to Covid deep cleaning between guests- but you'll find plenty to see and do in the heart of the Peak District..