Workshops

Intro to Soft Pastels – 6 Week Course 2022

The Intro to Pastels Course is only available twice a year, so don’t delay to book your seat for the 6-week course in my new location, Toowoomba, Queensland!

Join me on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks, and learn how to use soft pastels to create soft fluffy clouds, wispy grasses and blue skies, a beautiful pear in complimentary colours, a bowl of delicious plums and a bright proud rooster. Yes, that’s right, you’ll paint all of these subjects in just 6 weeks and all under in-person tuition in a small class setting at the Delicious Art Studio.
 
My Intro to Pastels course is specifically designed for the adult beginner and includes tips and instruction to learn to draw with charcoal, how to use pastels to achieve a range of textures including clouds, feathers, smooth surfaces and grasses.
 
This is a great basic intro to pastels and a course that will give you the understanding and confidence to continue with your art practice using soft pastels. Everyone who has done my Intro to Pastels course has loved every minute and achieved wonderful results.
 
Cost: $150pp / $25 per class
Art Materials: BYO – a materials list will be provided on booking. Expect approximate retail cost to be between $100 and $150 for everything you’ll need. If you’d rather not buy materials just yet, I can supply everything for an extra $5 per week.
Dates: 21st July – 25th August 2022
Times: 9am – 12am Thursdays


Each class is run in a step-by-step format in my Toowoomba Studio, where we paint together and each week you’ll have a finished piece of art to take home. This course is a great foundation course to for you to experience the delights of soft pastels. Read the testimonials below from students who have done this course. Everyone loves it!

Only 6 places are available.

Please contact me here to book your seat or call 0413 374 634.

Class Location: Toowoomba. Address supplied on booking.

Cost:   $150.00 / $25 per class (BYO art materials)

            $200.00 / $30 per class (art materials supplied)

Dates:            21 July – 25 August 2022

Times:            Thursday 9am – 12pm

Click here for the Materials List 


Currently I am holding occasional art workshops at my art studio in Toowoomba or by invitation to art groups and other folk who want to learn how to paint with beautiful soft pastels. If you’d like me to come to your organisation and teach a workshop, get in touch HERE.


Here are some comments about previous workshops and classes…

Lyn said “A HUGE shout out to Jeanne Cotter – I’ve just had the pleasure over the last six weeks of taking Jeanne’s beginner pastel course. This last week we had to do online thanks to the lockdown. I can’t tell you how professional she is and brilliant in imparting her wealth of knowledge. If you get a chance to do one of her courses – do it!” 2021

“Jeanne, you’re an amazing teacher. Every time I look at my artwork, I can see the flaws but I’m still absolutely amazed that you’ve guided (taught) me to achieve something that I never in my wildest dreams thought I could. Teaching is fairly thankless because you’re taking people on huge learning curves, the results of which may never be known to you. I’m actually really happy with every picture I’ve produced, which is huge for a perfectionist. Please don’t ever doubt yourself. And thank you.” Wendy, 2020

Michele said: “Absolutely brilliant course today and a massive sense of achievement. Loved every minute of it thank you”

Lynne said: “Thank you Jeanne for a delicious weekend. It was so great to be able to leave the world behind and have the time and courage to do something just for me. Women do not allow themselves time to simply ‘play’… we all lead busy lives but to feel completely satisfied we need space to follow our dreams without fear of failure. Jeanne is an incredibly gentle and giving teacher… so encouraging and so talented. I’ll be back!”

Cath said: “Jeanne’s art classes are an oasis in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you’ve ever considered trying an art class, don’t wait another day, give it a try and fall under the spell of delicious pastels and Jeanne’s excellent tutorage.”

“Fantastic weekend Jeanne great teaching and support to get our pastel paintings right, not so easy, but with a lot of instruction from Jeanne we did it, Thanks heaps for your help. Join a class with Delicious Art you will be glad you did, I know I am”. Christine Dunning

Danielle said: “Thank you Jeanne. You are an amazing teacher. You created a calm and relaxed space for me to create my first ever piece of artwork.”