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Explore the World of Pastel Painting

Unlock your artistic potential and immerse yourself in the captivating world of pastel painting workshops. Whether you're drawn to the elegance of nature's elements, the breathtaking landscapes, or the serene beauty of seascapes, our workshops are designed to ignite your creativity and elevate your pastel painting skills.

Experience the Magic of Pastels

Join us for an unforgettable journey where pastels meet your chosen theme, providing a unique and vibrant medium to bring your artistic visions to life. The ease of blending pastels allows you to capture the essence of your chosen subject with stunning color and soft transitions.

What to Expect?

  • Artistic styles: Choose your preferred style, from expressive and bold mark making with pastel sticks to tight hyper-realistic drawings with pastel pencils.

  • Themes: Whether it's the intricate details of nature, the grandeur of landscapes, still life objects or portraits, you'll learn to convey depth, texture, and realism to your pastel artworks.


Guided by a Pastel Specialist

Each workshop is guided by André Rios, an artist specialized in pastel drawing and painting. You'll learn all about the materials, techniques and receive instruction and personalized guidance to help you develop your skills to be able to create your unique pastel artworks.

Are These Workshops For You?

Whether you're a budding artist or an experienced painter seeking fresh inspiration, my pastel painting workshops offer a welcoming environment to hone your talents, connect with fellow artists, and explore the beauty of your chosen theme. Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a creative journey that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for pastels and your chosen subject.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Spaces are limited, so secure your place in the upcoming workshop of your chosen theme. Let's paint together and bring your artistic visions to life with the amazing medium of pastels. I look forward to witnessing your skills and creativity flourish!

New Workshops

My upcoming workshops!


Summer Sunset

If you've been yearning to capture the essence of warm evenings, vibrant skies, and the magic of dusk in your artwork, this workshop is made for you!

26 June - Apeldoorn


Talens 125 Year Special

Step into the realm of hyper-realism with our "Royal Talens 125 Year Special" drawing workshop. In this special workshop we will capture the intricate details and vibrant colors of a very well known Royal Talens paint tube with the precision and finesse of pastel pencils.

8 October - Apeldoorn


In Waves

If you love waves and those fresh sparkling colors, this workshop was tailor made for you. We’re going to experiment and learn expressive pastel techniques with the vibrant colors of pastel sticks to create a bold and vibrant painting of a foaming crashing wave.

Not Yet Announced


In The Clouds

If you’re like me you love looking at clouds, beautiful, ever changing cotton like shapes floating in the sky that leave us often staring in contemplation. Let’s go paint some clouds together!

11 May - Amsterdam


Café In Pastel

What could be better than starting your morning with a cup of coffee? The only thing better is to paint that cup of coffee!

11 May - Amsterdam


In The Snow

Step into the enchanting realm of winter wonder with our "In The Snow" pastel painting workshop.

13 November - Apeldoorn

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Art In The Barn

Did you know that the Netherlands is not only famous for its tulips, but also for its art? That's why we would like to offer you the unique experience of creating your own unique tulip pastel painting in The Tulip Barn.

Closed for 2024

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Aqua Ballet

Dive into a world of vibrant hues and fluid expressions with our Aqua Ballet pastel painting workshop.

No date scheduled


Rubik's Cube

If you love realistic colorful drawings and always wanted to acquire those realistic drawing skills or take your drawing skills to the next level, this workshop was tailor made for you. We’re going to experiment and learn hyper realism techniques with the vibrant colors of pastel pencils to create a hyper realist Rubik’s Cube.

No date scheduled


Whispers of the Sea

If you love expressive mark making and always wanted to acquire those bold expressive gestures on your pastel paintings, this workshop was tailor made for you!

No date scheduled


In The Fields Of Pastel

Join us for an enchanting artistic journey through the picturesque beauty of rural landscapes in our "In the Fields of Pastel" workshop. This workshop will immerse you in the world of pastels, allowing you to capture the essence of countryside scenes with a loose and expressive approach.

No date scheduled

Want to request a workshop?

If you want to organize a workshop at a custom time and location send me a message!

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