At present the studio is not open for one-day workshops but I am starting the weekly lessons again- more info below.  



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

£85 for the day



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





Weekly 2 hour classes in my studio every Thursday.  Informal and friendly lessons that explore everything from the basics  through to advanced pieces.

From £7.50-10 per session


Date TBC

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.

Through old stones and memories, Stanage

Date TBC

Wet and dry 

This sessions we 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. 

Date TBC

Sunsets and the seashore

Learn to create some gorgeous multi coloured skies and how to control your palette .


Date TBC

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.


Date TBC

Turquoise Seas

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


Date TBC

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.


Paper, refreshments and buffet lunch provided. 

£85 for the day


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

Places limited to 7

PLEASE NOTE: access to the studio is via a short flight of uneven steps with a handrail.

Covid safe notes: We will ensure that we follow all appropriate guidelines in place at the time the workshop is running.

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

Workshop Voucher

Buy a gift for family and friends

They can attend a workshop of their choice subject to availability

 £85 includes paper, lunch and refreshments

Vouchers valid for one year (or onger if there are lockdown issues).



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

Workshops for art groups

Subject matter and structure of the day designed to meet your groups needs. Materials supplied at cost price.

Half Day Workshop:

£165 plus travel withing 20 miles

£210 plus travel within 40 miles

Full Day Workshop:

£285 plus travel within 20 miles

£350 plus travel withing 40 miles

£450+ plus travel for over 40 miles- please contact me for a quote.


Weekly art lessson on a Thursday

10am-12 and 1-3pm

£7.50 for block booking set of 4 sessions. £10 per one session

Refeshments provided

Materials at cost price

Range of topics and techniques explored.

Afternoon places available. Contact me to join us.


Demos for Art Groups

Two hour demo or longer workshop/demo

£130 within 20 miles

£170 within 40 miles (plus travel)

£250 within 60 miles (plus travel)

£300+ for further distances involving long journey times or overnight stay. PLease contact me for a quote.

Range of topics and techniques explored to give the audience or participants an insight into how to create a pastel peice.

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