WI Pastel Workshop

I was pleased to be asked by the ‘County WI’ to ‘Tutor’ a Pastel Workshop.  It was held at the Millennium House, Pensilva, on 10th October, for a group of 14 in no students.  They came from all over the ‘County’, the WI Groups they belong to were from Helston, Penryn, Lostwithiel, Perranuthnoe, Stithians, Wilcove, Downderry/Seaton, Boscastle, Bodmin and Liskeard.  If I say so myself, they had a great day, completing 2 paintings, 1 a Snow Scene the other an Autumnal River Scene. See below evidence of all their hard work, ‘Well Done Ladies’.



A ‘Jam Packed’ Acrylic Techniques Workshop – 12th Nov 2018

I was invited this afternoon, to tutor a group of artists, that meet at St Martins Church Hall in Looe,   Some of the group, had not used Acrylics before and were keen to learn some Basic Techniques.   In the space of 2½ hours, we covered techniques such as Impasto, Wet in Wet, Dry Brush, Scumbling, Splattering and Glazing, as well as creating texture with a Sponge, Scrunched up Kitchen Roll, Palette Knives and Pieces of Card.  All these techniques were used to create sections of a picture.  I explained how you can add different additives to Gesso to provide texture to the surface before painting on.

Below are a few snippets of some of the techniques demonstrated, plus a picture of the group of ladies that attended the workshop.

I believe that they all enjoyed their afternoon and went away with new found skills.


A Successful day of ‘Animal Portraits’ in Soft Pastel Workshop

On a Blustery November Day after the storm, at Blisland Village Hall, an eager group of learners, set out to paint either their own Pet Portrait or a different one as supplied.

Here are the results, along with my demo picture at the bottom.  Some are still work in progress, and needing some finishing touches, but I think you will agree that they have  ‘All’ Done Very Well.






Animal Portraits in Soft Pastel – Workshop

In this Workshop, Capture the Character and a Sparkle in the Eye, of Mans Best Friend, or perhaps the Family Puss?
Master the skills to paint a wet nose and fur/hair of an animal, in this Exciting One Day Workshop.
Bring your own images to work from, or use the ones supplied (close up). Enjoy a day painting your favourite animal portrait, using Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils.  Create the individuality of the animal, with this beautiful medium.  Using your own photos you will work through the stages involved, from initial drawing to the finished painting.


You will be guided throughout the day, on how best to apply, blend, soften, and create texture with this superb medium.

Learn about the different Pastels, Papers and basic equipment you would need, to continue with
Pastel Painting after this workshop.

Date:  10th November 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Price:  £35
Venue: Blisland Village Hall.
Refreshments: Please bring a Packed Lunch.

Contact me to book your space by
email: yvettewiltshire@sky.com
Via my website: Art with Yvette
or Phone: 07886 343621

Truro Arts Company – Pastel Demo/Workshop Round-up.

On August 7th 2018, Truro Arts Company invited me to run a Demo/Workshop using Sennelier Soft Pastels.  In just 2 hrs the results of those that attended were without doubt brilliant.  Everyone worked hard following on from my step by step demo.  The results speak for themselves!


I am pleased to announce that Truro Arts Company have asked me back again next year,  for 2 full day workshops, the first one in ‘Soft Pastels’ ( 22nd July 2019) and the second is in ‘Watercolour and Soft Pastels Combined’ 30th September 2019).

You will be able to book your place for next years workshops through Truro Arts Company shortly.

Free Pastel Demo at Truro Arts, Truro.

To Book a Place, Contact Truro Arts on 01872 240567 or Email  

Truro Pastel Demo A5 Workshop Posters 201821 (002)


‘Beginners Pastel’ Workshop – Round Up.

An excellent days work from all the students that were ‘New’ to this superb medium (soft pastels), that attended this workshop.  I am sure you will agree, they have done exceptionally well.  A thoroughly enjoyable day at Blisland Village Hall. If anyone missed out this time, make sure you join the next one! Date to be confirmed.

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