19 – 23 September 2019

About the course

What is the appeal of this increasingly popular medium? Perhaps one reason is the beauty of the pastels themselves. Carol is keen to show you how to get the best out of your pastels, even sharing some of her trade secrets……
Carol’s teaching method is friendly and relaxed, and you will receive plenty of one-to-one tuition. All abilities are welcome from the novice artist, unsure how to start with their materials, through to experienced artists wanting to hone their skills. You are free to paint subjects of your choice under Carol’s guidance.

The holiday runs from 4pm on Thursday  19 September to 10am, after breakfast, Monday 23 September (3 days’ tuition, 4 nights’ accommodation)


About the tutor

Carol Kibble spent years working for an insurance company, but always painted “on the side”.  Ten years ago, she took the plunge and left her salaried employment to become a self-employed artist. She now divides her time between painting for exhibitions, painting commissions and teaching.  Her preferred medium is pastel and she runs workshops and courses in this medium as well as demonstrating to art groups. It gives her enormous pleasure to watch her students progress from tentative beginners to confident pastellists.

Carol was brought up in Wales and has now returned to live there again.  Her favourite subject is British wildlife and painting animals.  However, recently, encouraged by her son who is a keen cyclist, she has also become known locally for her paintings of racing cyclists.


List of suggested materials

  • Soft pastels in a range of colours (I will bring along a box of pastels for students to share)
  • Pastel pencils or charcoal for sketching
  • Drawing board
  • Bulldog clips/ tape (to attach paper to drawing board)
  • Pastel paper (NB: individual sheets of paper can be purchased from me)
  • An easel (to allow you to work vertically, to permit pastel dust to fall away)
  • A ruler
  • A cloth, blue tack or baby wipes for cleaning hands
  • An apron or old clothes

Carol can also supply pastel sets at a special holiday price of £26.  A set contains 12 pastels, a putty rubber, a pastel pencil, a scale grid, blenders, and a pastel paper pad.

To find out more about Carol and her paintings, visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kibbleartist/

All inclusive holiday prices:

£531 resident – single room

£483 resident – sharing a room

£338 non-painting partner – sharing a room

Price includes accommodation; breakfast with cooked option, lunch; 2-course dinner with coffee after; tuition; use of studio, with tea and coffee available all day.

Painting materials not included.

To check availability, request a booking form, or for more details, email  enquiries@shorlandoldfarm.co.uk, or call Sandy on 01598 763505.