Soft Pastel Mastery For Beginners

In just a few weeks you will be creating beautiful paintings.

ANY OF THIS RING A BELL…?

You’ve bought some soft pastels (but you don’t know where or how to start).

You’ve had a go but your colours seem to blend so easily that you end up with a mess (and pastel everywhere).

You find it impossible to achieve any kind of detail (let alone fine lines).

You keep running out of tooth (you’re not completely sure what tooth is).

You think you can’t draw very well and can’t see a way forward (you end up feeling like you want to give up before you’ve really started).

Are you feeling confused and demoralised?

I understand and it’s not your fault.

What’s more, you are not alone.  Many beginners feel like this and I used to too.

But I taught myself how and since then, I’ve taught over 1000 others how.  So I know I can teach you too.

I am a compassionate, experienced pastel artist with specialist teaching and coaching skills (who understands what you need) to teach you how to pastel.

Hello, my name is Sue Kerrigan-Harris,  I’m an award winning artist but first and foremost, a teacher and a coach and I love teaching soft pastel!

Before I was a teacher, when I was learning new things, I found it so hard, in fact I used to find a lot of things hard to learn.

That is until I trained to be a specialist teacher using advanced learning techniques. This opened up a whole new world of opportunity because I was learning how to learn myself, AND how to teach other people to learn.

I’ve ended up teaching people in my little village in the UK – people just like you, which has led me to teaching over 1000 students worldwide.

I’ve won awards for my art and I’m an Associate Artist for a world-leading soft pastel brand, Unison Soft Pastels.

NOT ONLY do I show you how to pastel

(and this is the most important bit)

I tell you WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.
This empowers you to take the knowledge and apply it to your own paintings.

Let me tell you about Ann…

Ann posted in my Soft Pastel Facebook Group and said she wanted to sell all of her soft pastels. Immediately many lovely members jumped on the post and said don’t give up, try Sue’s tutorials.

So Ann decided to follow their advice and  have one more go. And I’m so glad she did because she is now creating beautiful paintings and continues to create beautiful paintings to this day!

Introducing…

Soft Pastel Mastery For Beginners

The course to solve all your pastel struggles.

Patient real-time video tutorials for beginners
(Assumes no prior knowledge)

The best way to learn soft pastel and actually have fun whilst you’re learning.  

You Pay Just £97 ($127)

(That’s over 80% discount)

If you’d prefer to pay via 3 installments, you’ll be transferred to my other website www.softpastelskillshub.co.uk where you can access this option.

Ann Hunt

I am so pleased I gave this a go, the tutorials were easy to follow , lots of tips and advice along the way then a lovely group in Facebook to share my results with. I’m so glad I did that original post and so glad I didn’t sell them.

I decided pastels were just not for me so got my collection of pastels, pencils and paper photographed them and posted a For Sale on Sues Website….. I had lots of replies not to buy but to encourage me to have another go using Sue Kerrigan-Harris Beginners Course. I did my first Seascape, followed by the tigers eye . A couple of weeks later I did the Puffin with amazing results!
I am so pleased I give this a go, the tutorials were easy to follow , lots of tips and advice along the way then a lovely group in Facebook to share my results with. I’m so glad I did that original post and so glad I didn’t sell them.

Ann’s paintings and a selection of other students’ paintings from this course.

Here’s What’s included:

3 Blending Techinques Tutorials

4 MINI SEASCAPES TUTORIAL

The most important lesson you’ll ever learn. The same seascape on 4 different pastel papers (so important)

BEACH SUNSET TWIST TUTORIAL

I’ll show you how to change the beach to a sea – it’s easy using my method!

SIMPLE FLOWER TUTORIAL

Full real-time video tutorial – learn a soft impressionistic technique

Tools, Techniques & Practice Tutorials

Pastel papers

Introduction and demonstration

Pastel Pencils & Tools

Introduction, techniques & sharpening (there’s more than you think)

Soft Pastel Sticks

Techniques & tools. Plus colour theory and techniques to practice

Pan Pastel

Introduction, Tools & Techniques

Fine Detail Tutorials & Mastery Guide

The best way to learn soft pastel is from a teacher.
NOT just an artist but a trained teacher who knows how to teach. 

PUFFIN PORTRAIT TUTORIAL

Full real-time video tutorial With additional beginners techniques instructional video

The Soft Pastel Mastery Guide

Comprehensive soft pastel guide that answers all your questions

TIGER'S EYE TUTORIAL

Materials video guide, how to draw video  guide and full real-time tutorial.

Sally Smart

“At last I’m beginning to feel I can have fun with being creative rather than frustrated at not able to transfer ideas to paper. And rather than puzzling away over something.”

Finding Sue is giving me so much pleasure in learning and creating.  I’ve tried to learn how to use pastels properly for years by:
# trial and error: way too much error which I found costly and disheartening
# through books: real waste of money I found, too many unanswered questions and assumed knowledge
# YouTube : condensed 12 minute videos left out the ‘how’

Then… I came across Sue Kerrigan-Harris!

This Beginners Course assumes no prior knowledge. It goes through, in patient real time, everything you need to know from choosing your materials and how to hold your pastel right through to techniques and several beautiful finished paintings .
Sue constantly provides advice in various ways and her dedicated Facebook group is available for extra advice and encouragement.

At last I’m beginning to feel I can have fun with being creative rather than frustrated at not able to transfer ideas to paper. And rather than puzzling away over something.

HOW TO LEARN

With Soft Pastel Mastery

NO Drawing Skills Required!

I’ll show you 3 different ways to draw your subject, 2 of which do not require you to be good at drawing!

Learn Step by Step

Learn with full HD Video tutorials, it’s like having me right next to you teaching you and you get the best view.

PDF Guides

Comprehensive guide to show you what to do and how to access. Complete with reference image, grids and suggested supplies to use

Learn HOW & Why

Sue will show you not only HOW but WHY you are learning a specific way so you can apply the knowledge to your own paintings

Supportive Community

Join my Private VIP Facebook Group where you’ll get personal support from me and other kind and helpful members of the group who know just what it’s like to be a beginner

NO Time Limit

Once you have purchased the tutorials are yours to keep for as long as you need. They do not expire.

And Today You’ll Also Get

#BONUS 1 (WORTH £150)

What If You Get Stuck?

You’ll get 3 months subscription to Art Club on Zoom. As well as being able to ask me any questions, you’ll get demonstrations, drawing practice, work-alongs with fellow artists all designed to help you move forward.

You’ll be sent an email to subscribe to Art Club totally free.

#BONUS 2 (WORTH £60)

Beginners Extension Pack

The easy way to learn a few techniques that will make your paintings beautiful.

1. How To Use Values & Contrast
(to make your paintings pop!)
2. How to Mixing Complimentary Colours in Skies (without mixing a green sky)
3. How To Use Analogous Colours
(that create beautiful harmonies)
4. How To Use Values, Contrast & Analogous Colours (all together!)

#BONUS 3 (WORTH £18-£210)

Make Progress…

Continue to make progress with your new found skills and hobby with a voucher to purchase your next 3 tutorials or courses at a hugely generous 50% discounted rate.

How Quickly Will You See Results?

From your very first mini seascape you’ll learn how to blend soft pastel so you create beautiful skies instead of a muddy mess. You’ll learn which is the best paper for you and which supplies are the best for you, as a beginner. I know all this because I’ve taught so many people just like you how to do this – complete beginners who had no faith that they’d be able to do anything,

By combining my advanced teaching skills and extensive knowledge of soft pastel, I can teach complete beginners with no previous art experience how to pastel with brilliant results.  You’ll then go on to learn how to produce fine detail with the Tiger’s Eye and Puffin and the support and extension pack will set you on the right track to soft pastel success..

You Pay Just £97 ($127)

(That’s over 80% discount)

If you’d prefer to pay via 3 installments, you’ll be transferred to my other website www.softpastelskillshub.co.uk where you can access this option.

Don’t take my word for it –

Here’s what my students say…

Mary Lyn

“A tutor that sets you up for success puts you on a joyful road where you can enjoy pastelling as a hobby or working professionally.”

Sue’s beginner tutorials set beginners up for success 😁. When you follow Sue step-by-step you’ll have portraits to be thrilled with!

I’d never done a sea-scape, but I felt confident having watched Sue and it was very liberating using my pastels without worrying about making a mistake, as I realise that this really is okay. I got a bit carried away while doing it (putting sails on boats haha) and that’s a good way to feel! Plus I discovered perspective in this beginner’s seascape 😁.

Sue is very dedicated towards helping you to understand how and why you make the marks you do. It’s all in real time and a joy to watch and good fun when you start to pastel.

I was a little worried about posting my attempts on the group, but Sue was very encouraging and kind ❤️. Thanks Sue 🤗 and I was very grateful for the lovely compliments and responses from the members. Thanks guys 😉

I’ve done the tiger eye too in this beginner’s course and am amazed at the result! Just follow the tutorials and surprise yourself too!

I can’t wait to do the rest of the course and I recommend it very highly, because a tutor that sets you up for success puts you on a joyful road where you can enjoy pastelling as a hobby or working professionally.

Sonia Gibbs

I would absolutely recommend this beginners course. It teaches you so much and even covers what to do if you make mistakes.

I signed up to this beginners course having no previous experience in pastels or working in colour (my experience is in graphite and charcoal pencils). Thanks to Sue’s step by step in depth tutorials I was able to immediately produce such incredible pastel paintings. I would absolutely recommend this beginners course. It teaches you so much and even covers what to do if you make mistakes. Sue herself is so supportive and encouraging; an excellent teacher.

Rod Fletcher

You have a clarity of communication that is second to none, and a knack of knowing the difficulties faced by beginners..”

I would like to thank you for your wonderful tutorials in the beginners course. These tutorials are excellent. You have a clarity of communication that is second to none, and a knack of knowing the difficulties faced by beginners and most importantly, a way of de-mystifying the arcane art of pastelling. For me, pressure has always been an issue and although I have watched a range of pastel tutors, none have demonstrated such a clear and simple solution. Thank you so much

Claire De Normanville

The support from Sue and members of the Facebook group is fabulous and I have learnt so much about this lovely medium.

I am delighted with the progress I have made doing this beginners course with Sue. The tutorials are very detailed and Sue talks you through all the preparation and techniques. The video is real time and not edited so you can see how Sue deals with any mistakes. Sue uses a beginner set of soft pastels and gives suggestions and ideas for alternative colours so you don’t need to spend lots of money on the more expensive soft pastels. The support from Sue and members of the Facebook group is fabulous and I have learnt so much about this lovely medium. Thank you!

Video testimonial from Karen who has just finished the beginners course.

You Pay Just £97 ($127)

(That’s over 80% discount)

If you’d prefer to pay via 3 installments, you’ll be transferred to my other website www.softpastelskillshub.co.uk where you can access this option.

What’s Included Today:

Pastel Mastery For Beginners (Value £150)

BONUS #1: 3 Month Subscription to Art Club (Value £150)

BONUS #2: The Beginner’s Extension Pack (Value £60)

BONUS #3 50% off your next 3 Tutorials or Courses (Value £18 – £210)

When you purchase you’ll get instant access to download everything and save to your computer. This is a course you can keep and use to refer to time and time again, there is no time limit.

You’ll soon be enjoying the pleasure your new found soft pastel skills will give you, you’ll be producing beautiful art to display in your home and you’ll perhaps be creating wonderful gifts for friends and family for those special occasions and enjoying the calmness that art brings to your mind and body.  

FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Is there a time-limit to complete?

There is no time-limit to complete the course.  Once you purchase, it is yours to keep.

What if I get stuck?

If you get stuck with your order, email Sue sue@skhportraits.co.uk  If you get stuck with your art, comment in the VIP Facebook Group and Sue amd other members will help.  You can also ask questions in the Tuesday Art Club.

How will the course be sent to me?

Once you purchase you will see a screen with all the links to download.  You’ll also get an email.

I can't draw!

That’s okay, I show you 2 ways to draw your image without needing any drawing skills.

Can I watch the Videos on my tablet?

Yes, the videos are available to watch on any device.  I give you an exclusive link to watch them.