Welcome to 

The Pastel Place


Learn to paint with pastel in this unique online course!

  • The Pastel Place
  • Intro
  • For Who
  • Learn
  • Curriculum
  • Support
  • Benefits
  • Your Guide
  • Guide Book
  • Testimonials
  • FAQ
  • Join

Learn How To Paint With Pastel

From The Basics To More Advanced Techniques 

Make Big Steps In Your Creative Journey!

  • 4 - 6 Months Course 
  • Regular Access To Your Tutor And Personal Feedback On Your Work
  • Work At Your Own Pace In Your Own Time
  • 100 Page Guide Book
  • Great For Beginners And More Intermediate Artists
  • 30 Video Lessons + Assignments + Demos

Learn How To Paint With Pastel

From The Basics To More Advanced Techniques 

Make Big Steps In Your Creative Journey!

  • 4 - 6 Months Course 
  • Regular Access To Your Tutor And Personal Feedback On Your Work
  • Work At Your Own Pace In Your Own Time
  • 100 Page Guide Book
  • Great For Beginners And More Intermediate Artists
  • 30 Video Lessons + Assignments + Demos

Learn how to paint with pastel via 30 video lessons and assignments. Follow this well structured program and you will see your confidence and skills grow.

Go beyond just materials and basic techniques and learn how to improve your work. 

It is a true deep dive into soft pastel. 

Get regular feedback from your tutor and your fellow students in the supportive private community. 

The Pastel Place eCourse is suitable for beginners and intermediate pastellists and offers a thorough exploration of the medium. 

The pastel place is fun and unique; you will be stepping inside a pastel world to explore the medium 'from the inside out'. 

The Pastel Place is designed for those who want to take a serious dive into pastel and painting, whether you are a total  beginner or more experienced in the medium. It is informal in tone, yet serious in skill sharing!

Your New Pastel Home!

Spend Just 1 Or 2 Hours A Week, 
Follow The Carefully Chosen Lessons And Assignments, 
And See Your Art And Confidence Grow!

Always Wanted To Go To Art School But Never Made It?
This Is For You

Painting 

Fundamental painting principles explained in a clear and easy way. I won’t teach you ‘How to paint x’ but instead I will teach you the skills you need to paint anything you like.

Colour theory, Values, Edges, Fine Detail, Undperpaintings

In The Pastel Place we work with hard and soft pastel sticks mainly.

Hands-on practice with various pastel types and papers.

Lots of practical assignments and demonstrations.

A helpful Guide Book of over 100 pages (PDF) is included in the course.

Regular extra’s in The Pastel Cafe Happy  Hour

Art History

I will show you how you can make art history work for your own painting practice.

Friends and Support

A friendly and supportive private community to share your work, post your assignments, ask questions, make new friends and just hang out. 

Personal tutor support: I am in the community (The Pastel Cafe) regularly for feedback, encouragement and general chat. 

Experienced and award winning tutor (ahem): I’ve been at it for a while.

Work at your own pace, in your own time and watch and re-watch  the lessons as often as you like.

Going round The Pastel Place will take you around 6 months, assuming you work on it a few hours a week, but you will never want to leave!

Suitable for absolute beginners and intermediate pastellists

“Sophie has created a great community where everyone is very supportive of each other whatever their level of ability. Sophie is a great teacher, her feedback gives you encouragement & is really instructive. I love that I can work at my own pace without any pressure." Ann 

Get Access To The Pastel Place

Take a deep dive into soft pastel and take your painting skills to the next level

I’ll save you a seat in The Pastel Cafe!

You decide how long you stay and therefore how much you pay!

Join

The Pastel Place

£25/mo

  • Access to the Pastel Place Course Immediately
  • Access to the Private Community & Daily Support

or.... Join

Sophie’s Art School


£35/mo

  • Access to ALL courses, workshops and more
  • A seat at the table in the Members' Corner