The next zoom workshop will be ‘Ebb and Flow’ on Monday 6th May 2024.
See below for details and how to book your place!

If you would like to buy a recording to one of the zoom sessions that you have missed,  please contact me by email.
Or if you would like  a zoom demo or workshop for a group, please contact me by email.

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We will email you before upcoming zoom events.

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘Ebb and Flow’
Monday 6th May 2024
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop, to capture the beautiful patterns made by sea washing over rocks on the beach. With tips for using lines of flow and perspective to create a sense of space. After the great success of the ‘Crashing Waves’ pastel workshop, it seemed a good idea to explore even further the way that the tide washes over the beach.

This demo will also include tips on how to convey depth in the water, colour choices, and how to create sparkle on the water, and hazy distance in the hills.

There will be a recording available the day after the session if you register for the event.

When you register, your confirmation email will contain the zoom link, and also a link to an information sheet with a materials list and reference photos.
**PLEASE CHECK IN YOUR SPAM FOLDER FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAILS**

You can book your place on this website HERE

Wild Hares Pastel Workshop Zoom

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘Wild Hares’
Monday 8th April 2024
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop, to focus on how to capture the structure, body language and textures of animals, using wild hares as our subject matter. We will be using soft pastels, charcoal, Conte Crayons (if you have them) and pastel pencils. Hares are beautiful and extraordinary animals, and a joy to draw and paint.
However, much of the skills learnt in this workshop will be useful for many other animals, including dogs, cats and other wildlife. 

We will look at drawing animal heads from different angles as a way to understand their structure and form.

The images are provided by Frances Crickmore, who is an inspiring wildlife photographer in Suffolk, you can see her beautiful photography on Instagram at @francescrikmorephoto.

There will be a recording available the day after the session if you register for the event.

When you register, your confirmation email will contain the zoom link, and also a link to an information sheet with a materials list and reference photos.
**PLEASE CHECK IN YOUR SPAM FOLDER FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAILS**

You can book your place on this website HERE

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘The Colours of Summer’
Monday 4th March 2024
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop, to capture the beautiful bright colours of a hot summers day in the Mediterranean. With tips on colour choices to create heat and dazzle, using complementary colours.
After the success of the colour work we did in the ‘Sunlight Through the Trees’ pastel workshop, this time we will be looking at complementary colours, and also trees close-up, and long grasses.

This demo will also include tips on how to convey a sense of space, and also working on different colours of surfaces.

Please email me if you would like to buy the recording of this workshop.

It will also be available as an online workshop very soon.

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘A Horse’s Head’
Monday 5th February 2024
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop, to sketch a horse’s head in pastels. We will be using soft pastels, Conte Crayons (if you have them) and pastel pencils, to capture the beautiful form and textures of a chestnut horse’s head. From the shine of the eye, the softness of the muzzle, to the fine coat.

This demo will also include tips on how to understand the structure of the head, and how ‘less is more’, and with just a few marks you can convey the meaning.

As horse’s are complex, Rebecca cannot promise to completely finish the piece in the 2 hours, but she will show you how to draw and paint all of the main elements, so that you can complete the final touches in your own time.

There will be a recording available the day after the session if you register for the event.

When you register, your confirmation email will contain the zoom link, and also a link to an information sheet with a materials list and reference photos.

This will be available as an online workshop very soon.

 

ONLINE WORKSHOP

Online pastel workshop, ‘Sunlight Through the Trees’

This workshop is now available to purchase here!  It is very similar to the zoom workshop held in January this year.

Let’s start the year with some sunshine!
Join us for a live pastel workshop, to capture the effect of warm sunlight filtering through trees, and sparkling on water. With techniques to draw and paint trees, leaves, and a fast-flowing river. How to capture the freshness of Spring, and a haze of sunshine.
This demo will also include tips on choosing your palette, and how to convey a sense of space, and create your own composition from several photographs.

To purchase the link to the online workshop, along with the Information, materials list, and reference photographs, click HERE

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘Christmas Sparkle’
Monday 11th December 2023
7pm London Time

Soft pastel techniques for creating shine and sparkle, and soft floaty fabrics
Join us for a live workshop to get in the mood for Christmas. We will be using soft pastels to paint some shiny, sparkly baubles and probably getting very messy! This is a piece where we work from dark to light, and build up layers to create shine and atmosphere.

Please email Rebecca if you would like to buy the recording from this live workshop rebeccademendonca@gmail.com

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom Pastel Workshop ‘Autumn on the Moor’
Monday Nov 6th 2023
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop, capturing the drama of a fresh Autumnal day on the moor. With bright, low sunshine, and soft clouds racing across the sky. Dramatic rocks, rich orange hues of bracken, and the freshness of the great outdoors.
This demo will also include tips on how to convey a sense of space, use of composition to capture drama and a variety of pastel techniques for textures.

Please email Rebecca if you would like to buy the recording rebeccademendonca@gmail.com

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘Crashing Waves’
Monday 2nd October 2023
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop painting a bright sunny day with waves crashing on the beach. With lots of tips and techniques for painting the sea, waves, rocks and beaches, and capturing the feeling of a fresh, windy day by the sea.

Please email Rebecca if you would like to buy the recording rebeccademendonca@gmail.com

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘A Place of Peace’
Monday 6th February 2023
7pm London Time

Join us for a live pastel workshop capturing the peace and calm of a beautiful Scottish Loch.
With techniques for painting skies and still water. Inspired by my trip to Scotland over New Year.

To buy the recording from this event, please email me at rebeccademendonca@gmail.co

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘A Walk in the Woods’
Monday January 9th 2023
7 pm, London time

Join us for a live pastel workshop painting the magical light in the woods in early Spring. With mark-making techniques for landscapes, including trees and grasses, and how to create hazy sunlight. We will look at easy tips for drawing and painting figures in your landscapes.

To buy the recording from this event, please email me at rebeccademendonca@gmail.co

 

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘Camargue Horse’

Monday 5th December 2022
7pm London Time

A zoom pastel workshop, sketching a beautiful sunlit Camargue horse, with techniques for drawing horses with pastels, charcoal and pastel pencils. 
Rebecca will be showing a simplified way to draw horses, focusing on tone and structure.
This piece was inspired by her trip to the Camargue in the Spring, and she will be sharing some of her other work in progress in this series.

To buy the recording from this event, please email me at rebeccademendonca@gmail.com

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘Mr Fox’
Monday Oct 3, 2022 19:00 London

I am delighted to be starting a series of monthly zoom workshops, designed to help us get inspired from the comfort of our homes, on dark Autumn and Winter evenings.
This first one looks at capturing the energy and colour of a beautiful fox, using soft pastels, Conte crayons, charcoal and pastel pencils.

To buy the recording from this event, please email me at rebeccademendonca@gmail.com

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Zoom pastel workshop, ‘A Beautiful Evening’
Monday Nov 7th, 19:00 London

The second of the monthly zoom workshops, designed to help you get inspired from the comfort of your home! This session features a dramatic moorland evening, with techniques for painting skies, beautiful light, and a sense of distance.

To buy the recording from this event, please email me at rebeccademendonca@gmail.com

Previous pastel workshops

My previous zoom workshops are available as recordings, please contact me if you would like to buy one.

I am now in the process of getting them all recorded to be available as online courses, including some of my previous classes that you can see below. Please join my mailing list if you would like to hear when this happens. 
I know that I have been talking about it for over a year now, but trust me, it is very close now!

As well as my zoom workshops above, these are some of the other classes that I will be recording….

Skies; clouds, light and atmosphere
In this class we will be studying skies, in charcoal and soft pastel. We will look at cloud formations, composition, and how to capture light and atmosphere.
You do not need to have all of the materials that I am using, and you could do a lot of the class with just charcoal or a soft graphite pastel. However, you will find it very useful to have a soft white pastel, and to use charcoal if possible rather than graphite pencil.
We will work on cartridge paper and a mid-tone grey tinted paper. It could be any pastel paper or sugar paper.

Sketching landscapes; composition, tone and choosing colours
In this class we will be sketching landscapes, in charcoal and soft pastel. We will look at composition, and using tonal contrasts to capture light, atmosphere, and distance. We will then see how you can develop that with colour.
We will do a series of small sketches, starting with monochrome and then moving on to colour. There will also be tips on working outdoors to sketch landscapes from life.

Sketching Water; from the river to the sea
In this class we will be sketching water, in charcoal and soft pastel. We will look at techniques and mark-making, and how to capture different types of water in the landscape. From twisting streams and rapid rivers, down to calm harbours, and waves on the beach.
We will be working in charcoal and pastel, and looking at the advantages of using a minimal palette. We will then transfer these techniques into full colour.

Drawing and Painting Trees in Pastels
Trees are a wonderful challenge, and in this class we will look at a variety of techniques for drawing and painting different types of trees, from near and far. 

Portraits; structure and proportions
In this class we will be studying the proportions and structure of the head and face, to capture the likeness and mood of our subjects. Working in black and white, we will draw portraits with pencil and charcoal, and also use a mixture of Conte crayon, a white pastel and a couple of pastel pencils. We will be using cartridge paper, and also a tinted pastel paper for the last piece.

Portraits; features and using colour
In this portrait class we will be studying features, and how they sit within the structure of the face. We will be drawing with charcoal and pastel pencils, and then use a mixture of pastel pencils OR Conte crayons and also soft pastels to create a piece in colour.

Demos for art groups

I am very happy to offer zoom demos or art groups. Please get in touch to discuss how I can give a demo that would suit your group. Price per demo £150 or £160 if I am hosting it.