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Select your workshop from the list below and spend a relaxing but exciting day learning new skills and revisiting old ones. Paper and refreshments  provided. 

£85 for the day


full info below

Treat your loved one to a day n the Sandra Orme Sky Studio

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2 hour step by step demos or half day/full day workshops in pastel or charcoal for your art groups or society. Themes to suit your group and  a range of topics available.


From £150 plus travel


One-to-one or with friends- book your own personal art lessons in the studio. From £35 per hour.


Buy a voucher for £85 for friends and family to come along to a workshop of their choice. No expiry date! Can be used for any future session.

Book me for your art organisation.

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An Introduction to Pastels

one-day workshop

Saturday March 9th

For those new to art, or just new to pastels, we will explore how I work with pastels and use three different types of pastel paper. This will allow you to experiment with layers and mark-making as well as applying and controlling colours. 

£85 including materials and refreshments


Dramatic Waves

one-day workshop 

Friday April 26th

Explore using layers of pastel to create beautiful seas, from moody to turquoise waves. I will show you how to produce convincing 3D breaking waves and foam effects.




£85 including most materials and 


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We will build layer of charcoal and work with light- using traditional and electric erasers. Learn to create dramatic and evocative landscapes in this wonderfully sensitive medium.


£85 including most material and 


Exploring Charcoal

one-day workshop

Saturday May 11th

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Summer Sky Session

one-day workshop

Saturday June 8th 

Spend a summer day in the studio exploring 4 kinds of clouds in pastel. We will work from limited palette through to dramatic colours, giving you all the basic tools to go away and create any sky you come across! 

£85 including most materials and refreshments 

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Exploring Pastel Textures

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Spend a day exploring using textural effects on different pastel surfaces. We will look at mark making and layering without blending and create dramatic and expressive landscapes and seascapes.. 

£85 including materials and refreshments


Making a Mark

two-day workshop 

Friday & Saturday 14/15 June

At The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Explore contemporary ways of making a mark using charcoal, pastel pencils and pastels to create expressive and exciting textural landscape artwork in both wet and dry techniques.

£175 for two day workshop. Book direct with The Ashmolean using the link below.


Explore using pastel to create a dramatic sunset  over a lake or sea. We will look at how to work with reflections and managing and controlling our colours and mark making. 


£85 including most material and 


Reflecting on Reflections

one-day workshop

Saturday September 7th

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Studying Snowscapes

one-day workshop

November 16th

Working with layers of colours, we will look at how we can use colour in a snowy landscape. Produce and evocative and beautiful pieces in the limited colours of a snowy landscape scene.

£85 including most materials and refreshments 


£85 for the day


access to the studio is via a set of uneven stone steps with a handrail.

Sandra Orme Sky Studio, 26 Rock Bank, Buxton. SK17 9JF


Places limited to 6


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 award winning and luxurious B&B.

2 night stay minimum- but you'll find plenty to see and do in the heart of the Peak District..

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