Autumn Leaves and Trees Workshop


Learn how to paint beautiful Autumn leaves and trees with soft pastel using the most delicious reds, yellows and greens. This one-day workshop is designed for the beginner and intermediate adult student, so whether you’ve attended some of my my classes or haven’t used pastels before and want to know more, this workshop is for you!

Join me as we paint together to create colour-filled art with soft pastels. Learn how to layer pastel gently to build density and still keep the edges soft. Find out how to paint leaves and trees with movement and density. We will be doing a few different exercises using charcoal and soft pastels.

Prepare to dive deep into the deliciousness of soft pastels and create a bright and lush painting.

Date: Saturday 16th March 2024

Time: 10am – 3pm

$140 BYO
$190 Art Materials Supplied

What to bring if you’ve chosen the BYO option:

  • Soft Pastels – artist quality sets or individual sticks. Make sure you have a nice range of blues and greens and cool greys.
  • 2 sheets of Colourfix pastel paper 20 x 30cm  in neutral tones
  • A4 Drawing paper or an art diary
  • Willow Charcoal sticks
  • Drawing board (to tape or clip your paper on – I have spares)
  • Table or standing easel (if you prefer but not essential)
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Old hand-towel for your hands
  • Apron to protect your clothes
  • Baking paper or glassine (to protect your finished art)
  • Bulldog clips x 3
  • Masking tape
  • A ruler

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Here are some comments about previous workshops and classes…

“I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely weekend.  It was great and well worth the drive up to Toowoomba from Brisbane. You have such a lovely teaching style, always are calm and encouraging and just a sweet person.  It’s so nice to be with others too, who share the pastels bug.” Debbie 2023

Kath said “Thank you so much for another great day yesterday!  I have to confess to getting as much enjoyment being in the company of you & those amazing women as I do in the art ….. pretty cool!” 2022
Hi Jeanne, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the day on Saturday , and to say thank you for your energy, patience and care with each one of us regardless of where we were at with our skill level.  I loved how each persons art came out differently.” Karen, 2022

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

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

“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.”