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Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle


Wednesday 7th July 2021 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Join artist Clare Buckle and find your landscape joy in the inspiring environment of Sussex Prairie Garden.

In this workshop we will explore soft pastels in an expressive way, working with spontaneous & creative mark making to establish impactful compositions & rich colour.

You will learn how to apply the pastel, how to choose or create surfaces to work on, the best ways to build colour, and how to preserve your work.

The cost of the workshop  (£65) includes materials and all-day entrance to the garden, so once the workshop has ended you are free to explore at your leisure.

Clare Buckle studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art but is known for her fine art painting and printmaking focusing on aspects of landscape and unexpected places. When drawing outdoors pastel is her chosen medium for its immediacy and intense colour.

Please contact Clare for more details and to book a place at

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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful