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

At present the studio is not open for visits or lessons. However you can still browse and make enquires about some of the workshops that will be coming up once I am able to reopen.  

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.

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