Red Squirrel Pastel Course

Create a pastel painting of an adorable red squirrel that you can be proud of, without any prior experience drawing wildlife.

Here is what you get when you secure your seat:

  • 4 weekly 1.5 hour sessions: A clear, step-by-step process from blank page to finished squirrel!


  • Special pastel blending techniques and training: So that you can create fabulous fur and soft backgrounds that bring your painting to life.


  • Demonstration & Practice: Every lesson has 30 minutes of demonstration & 60 minutes of practice time so you can immediately test every step I teach and ask me questions in real time.


  • Small groups of 6: So you can get all your questions answered together with other friendly art lovers.


  • Accessible materials: An affordable list to take the guesswork out of what to use for a beautiful result.


  • Class recordings: To take the worry out of missing a class.

Standard course fee: £65

Only 6 seats available.

Red Squirrel Pastel Painting
Su Melville Artist

Want a little extra?


  • All of the above PLUS a 30-minute 1:1 session each week where you can ask questions and receive a critique or additional demonstrations.

Premium course fee: £85

This is what people are saying from previous workshops:

“I had a lovely afternoon learning how to paint a robin with soft pastels. Tuition from Su was really good and at the right pace for all in the group” – Wendy, UK

“Attended a Zoom puffin painting workshop. Was really fun. Su is a great tutor and really helps” – Malc, UK

“Had a lovely afternoon creating a lovely robin. Su gave excellent instruction and made the experience fun and rewarding. Thank you, Su.” – Jacqueline, UK

“Having never used pastels as a medium, and being in no way an artist,  I am blown away with the resulting artwork… Thank you Su for bringing some mindfullness and colour to a dark few months and giving me a new passion to enjoy x” – Nicole, Uk

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