Friday& Sat 11th & 12th Nov. 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.


Friday 25th November- 4 places left

Pastels for beginners or refresher class.

Learn or refresh yourself on all the pastel basics. We will not only explore a variety of paper and the effects you can create, we will also look at controlling colours and using colour theory as you work. A fun day producing a number of small pieces of artwork using the tricks and tools at the trade.

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Date tbc

Golden Sunsets

Explore using rich gold, yellow and bronze colours along with grey and brown to create beautiful autumn skies

over moorland. 

We will use multiple pastel layers on pastel mat paper.  You will learn to control colours and transitions from one area to another.


Date TBC

The Pastel Clinic

For my final workshop of the year, this is the session you can bring all those pieces of pastel and charcoal artwork 

you are stuck on or just want to get finished!

I will offer advice and guidance, cups of tea and the occasional biscuit whilst we have a relaxed day in the studio.

Pastel Clinic sessions are only £45 per person. 



Spend a relaxing but exciting day learning new skills and revisiting old ones. Paper and refreshments  provided. 

£85 for the day


full info below


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.


personal lessons

Bespoke tuition on a topic of your choice. For indivduals or two people.

For one person: £35 per hour

For two people: £50 per hour



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



workshops for your art group

Two hour or full day workshop/demo

From £150 for 2 hours. 

From £275 for whole day

For further distances involving long journey times or overnight stay. 

workshop information


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.

Clients Include:

Unison Colour Pastels

The Ashmolean Musuem

Field Breaks

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..

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