Margaret Shaw - Tuition & Workshops

In an EVAN Flourish on line workshop, method and techniques in soft pastel for these Penrith Beacon paintings were demonstrated and practiced.  If you missed the workshop and would like to have a go at the picture, below are: a step by step guide to completing the paintings, the slide show used in the event and some top tips for artists new to pastel.

Here's guide to completing the beacon pastel picture

Here's my 5 top tips for artists new to pastel

Here's the slide show used in the workshop

Lets Draw

Part of Create to Connect - Eden

During the time of Coronavirus social isolation & distancing,
I decided to produce free on line tutorials. 
The idea is to use a minimum of art materials that most people will have to hand. So Let's Draw.

Using just one pencil
"Summer Grasses"

Using just one pencil
"Pendragon Castle"

Using just one pencil
"Three Cats One Moon"

Using just one pencil
"Tones of Ullswater"

I'm a professional associate of the SAA.  I have tutored art beginners classes/workshops, creative workshops and mentored/coached people to develop their skills.  I work one to one with both beginners and more experienced artists, introducing them to media and techniques. 

If you're interested in how I approach each piece of artwork, visit the artwork in progress page on this web site.  You'll see my processes for recent pieces (mistakes included).

I'm happy to demonstrate my approach to artwork and deliver workshops.  I also give talks on my photography from an artistic perspective.

I live in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria so if you're looking for a workshop/tuition within my vicinity contact me to discuss what I can offer you.

On the right are a few examples of pastel workshops.

© 2021 Margaret Shaw
Step by Step Beacon.pdf Step by Step Beacon.pdf
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5 top tips for new pastel artists.pdf 5 top tips for new pastel artists.pdf
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Beacon in Pastels Slideshow.pdf Beacon in Pastels Slideshow.pdf
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From Christine Goodwin

Margaret Shaw has a knack of showing you how to draw or paint without patronising. Her online tutorials are set out in a step by step formula which takes you from gridlines, to finished and signed, in a simple, easy to follow way. It's almost as if she's looking over your shoulder as you do it and saying "have you just thought about darkening that shadow a bit more?".
I had lessons with Margaret and can recommend her to anyone, whatever their level of experience.

Using just one pencil

Using just one pencil
"Portpatrick Lighthouse"

Using just one pencil
"Decorative Butterflies"

Using just one pencil