Master the skills it takes to develop your ability as an artist in soft pastel whether you’re an absolute beginner or have worked in pastels for some time.
SECTION 1 – Getting Started
SECTION 2 – Materials
SECTION 3 – Skill Builders
SECTION 4 – Gail Demonstrating
SECTION 5 – After Painting
SECTION 6 – Resources
And throughout the sections will be scattered Pep Talks!
Begin with these videos to set you up for success in the course!
At the end of this short section, you will be ready to take on the course!!
In this set of videos you’ll learn:
By the end of this section, you’ll have a good grasp of the various types of materials you’ll need to create in soft pastels.
Learning the various skills you need to work in soft pastels can be daunting! That’s why I’ve broken everything down to manageable chunks. For each Skill Builder, you’ll have a video to watch and below it you’ll find a TAKE ACTION PDF to help you put into practice what you’ve learnt on the video.
Some of the things you’ll learn are:
At the end of this sequence of 23 videos, you’ll have a tool kit of skills to take with you into any painting you do.
WATCH GAIL WORK
There’s nothing like watching someone work and hear their thoughts as they do so. Watch over Gail’s shoulder as she takes you through the whole process of painting, from setting up the still life, to drawing up thumbnails, to beginning the piece and then working her way through to the end.
This section will guide you through all the steps to take once you put down your pastel.
At the end of this section, you’ll know everything that needs to be thought about and done after you’ve finished painting.
In this section you’ll find a few other sped-up demos by Gail. You’ll also find videos on other tricks and tips related to art-making and soft pastels.
Much of being an artist is about mindset and treating yourself as an artist. These videos are scattered throughout the other sections. They’ll give you a wee break from learning and give you some encouragement along the way.
Some of the videos you’ll find are:
Think of these videos as Gail whispering in your ear, supporting you along your artistic journey!
Need help or have questions? I’m happy to help! Email me at email@example.com
I’m confident that if you go through the whole course and do the work in the Take Action worksheets that you’ll get tremendous value! I back that up totally with a 100% risk-free guarantee.
Test drive the course for 15 days and if you don’t feel I’ve delivered the value, just email me and ask for a refund. Easy peasy.
I want you to feel confident when you purchase that there’s absolutely no risk to you!!
Everything is online. There’s no need to travel anywhere. If you want you can watch the whole course in your jammies! (You may want to change when you work in your studio but that’s totally up to you!)
Learn at your own pace, on your own schedule, at your convenience. The way I’ve created the course, you can watch all at once without sleeping OR you can go through it more leisurely, when you have a few minutes here and a few more there.
Watch on any device be it your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone (though that last may be kinda small!)
You have access for a full TWO years to all the training. So once you’ve been through it all, you can go back again and again over the two years whenever you need a refresher.
With each Skill Builder video (and a few others!) you’ll find an exercise sheet that sets out either one or many assignments based on the Skill Builder Video watched. These will undoubtedly lead you to the next level of your art-making.
Perhaps you’ve heard that voice inside that keeps whispering (or is it screaming?!) –
“I need to express my artistic voice but I haven’t a clue where to begin.”
Or maybe you’re feeling that frustration that comes from not knowing where you’re going wrong, why your painting is not revealing the vision you see.
You know you have a lot to say on paper. You just don’t know what tools you need or how to develop the skills to result in a beautiful piece.
One thing’s for certain:
Opening your heart and soul to expressing your artistic voice and learning the skills to do so can profoundly change your life.
I know this first hand. Once I discovered pastels – their luminosity, their capability of being both a drawing and painting tool, their vibrant colour, the ease of picking a stick up and using it in an instant – I began my journey of discovery. Painting in pastels allowed me to express myself in a spontaneous and colourful way and I knew I’d found the medium in which to reveal my artistic voice. I felt free to express myself.
Painting is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling ways to experience this precious life. And I believe if more people can unleash their creativity, this world will be a better place for it.
I’ve been painting in pastels for close to 30 years and teaching for almost as long! I know the struggles and frustrations you’re going through. When I started pastelling, there were only a few books to help me. I faced a lot of trial and error. I want to save you time and get you where you want to go faster.
Which is why I’d love you to join Pastels 101
This online course will help you to fast track your growth to achieve extraordinary results and save trial and error. It will enable you to move forward to share your unique artistic voice with the world!
Yes it certainly will! Pastels 101 is ideal if you’re just starting out because it will give you in-depth information on what materials you need as well as showing you how to build different skill sets using pastels. You’ll also be getting information that will carry over into all media.
You can access the material totally at your convenience. The core training consists of pre-recorded videos and worksheets which you can access at any time you want whether you are a night owl or an early riser, whether you are travelling with access to the internet or at home, you are free to learn on your own schedule, at your convenience. You have a FULL TWO YEARS of access!
I’ve created the course to be consumed in short chunks of time if that’s all you have. You can also watch it all in one go which may take a few days. Remember though that the time required is not only for watching the videos but also for taking action and doing the exercises! Growing as an artist takes time and commitment to doing the work.
You won’t miss out. All the training will be inside the student portal waiting for you when you return. Our live session calls will be recorded, so you can catch-up at your convenience. You can always send a question in beforehand and I’ll answer it on the call.
Yes. The course is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Here’s how it works. Try out the course. If you feel it isn’t right for you the just email me within 15 days of your purchase and request a refund. Please also tell me why you felt it didn’t work for you.
If you’ve read this far, I have a question for you:
Just one technique or one piece of information may help move your work forward and help you create a deeply satisfying artistic practice. What impact could that have on your life?
With a 15 day risk-free money back guarantee, you have little to lose and much to gain.
So why not join me?