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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.


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. 

Book me for your art organisation.


An Introduction to Pastels

one-day workshop

Friday 29th September

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

fully booked

Beginners guide to creating clouds

one-day workshop 

Friday 6th October

The prefect follow up course to my Introduction to Pastels workshop. Also suitable for those new to working on skies or struggling with the challenge of creating realistic clouds. In this workshop, we will explore using my layering technique to create a variety of different cloud types - from fluffy cumulous to wispy cirrus clouds. 

£85 including most materials and 



Spend the day exploring  how to create those dramatic colourful sunset clouds. We will build layer of colour to learn how to create those bright areas of light and control colour transitions and effects

along with edges and details.


£85 including most material and 


Colour filled Skies

one-day workshop 

Friday 3rd November 

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Wet effects with pastel and charcoal

one-day workshop

Friday 17th November

Some pastel papers will allow you to work over the surface using water and pastel liquifier. This is an exciting way of working with the materials. Outcomes are often expressive and semi abstract pieces that capture the atmosphere of wild weather and landscapes. Come prepare to play and enjoy the day!

£85 including most materials and refreshments 

fully booked


£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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