Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Oil Pastel and soft pastel workshop

Oil Pastel and soft pastel workshop

Learn to draw and sketch with vivid colours

This workshop aims at introducing students to drawing with oil and soft pastels. Students will learn through practical exercises multiple techniques of mark making providing them with an insight into the potentials of pastel sketching and drawing.

Participants will also be taught the main differences between soft and oil pastels. They will discover for example how, whilst soft pastels can produce smooth lines, oil pastels can create more vivid colours.

It is important to stress out that every student under the guidance of our Art instructors will start from observation in order to  gradually create a nuanced pastel artwork.

Last but not least, participants will experiment with various colour blending methods as well as with using pastels together with other media, such as ink.

This workshop is open both to beginners as well as to more advanced art students who wish to to delve into this peculiar colour drawing technique.

Duration of the workshop: 5 days, Monday-Friday, 30 hours of tuition in total.

Classes are held either in Italian or in English.

This workshop is available every Monday all year round

Price and details


1 week, 30 hours, 655 Euro
2 weeks, 60 hours, 1180 Euro (instead of 1310 Euro, save 130 Euro)
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Course price includes

  • the use of all the necessary materials and tools;
  • a certificate at the end of the course.

Schedule and starting dates

Classes start every Monday all year round.

Schedule: 10am-1pm from Monday to Friday and 1.30pm-5pm from Monday to Thursday.

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