N2298 Glorious Gladioli
Glorious Gladioli by Nel Whatmore

Together, Nel and Rebecca have created The New Pastel School after years of friendship and mutual respect for each other’s work. Their ‘in person’ courses offer the unusual experience of having  two experienced pastel artists sharing the tuition, and combining their expertise and great enthusiasm for this versatile and exciting medium.

6 Whippet on Blue for TNPS website
Charlie on Blue, by Rebecca de Mendonca

As well as teaching skills and processes, they inspire students with demonstrations, and encourage everyone to find their own way of working  and developing  skills. Courses are available for all abilities. Subject matter varies, as between them Rebecca and Nel have 50 years of experience painting people, animals, flowers, landscapes, still life and abstracts. They feel that whatever the subject, its life, emotion and energy can be captured with pastels.

‘Thanks for all your help, inspiration and dedication -it was a magical week’, Kay 2018

Zoom classes
Using the wonders of zoom, you can now enjoy live tutorials with Rebecca. From drawing classes to pastel demos, you can find out more about up and coming tutorials on Rebecca’s website here.

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