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5 Day Pastel Challenge

With Sue Kerrigan-Harris

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd October

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We’ll be building on the success of yet another 5 Day Pastel Challenge, to bring you something new, soon!

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Sue Kerrigan-Harris

Over the course of 5 days, Associate Artist, Sue Kerrigan-Harris will demonstrate and guide you through the creation ‘Bailey’ – a portrait of a beautiful Black Spaniel, through a combination of videos and detailed worksheets with step-by-step guidance. The challenge will be broken down in stages of creating the painting, which will enable participants to join in each day or take things at their own pace.

How it works...

5 Days

The challenge will run for 5 consecutive days, from Mon 19th - Fri 23rd October, and will run in a dedicated Facebook Group.

Open To All

Suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced pastel artists.

Reference Material Included

There will be reference material and worksheets available to download from the 5 Day Challenge Facebook Group page.

Step by Step Progress

The Challenge will be broken down in stages of creating the painting, which will enable participants to make progress each day.

Video Demonstrations

Instruction is made up of a combination of video demos and written guidance with step-by-step images.

Stay Motivated

Participants will be able to post their progress images in the Facebook Group for commentary and this will be supported by a live on-line Q&A session with Sue at the end of each day.

It's Free!

Yes, completely free! So this is a great opportunity not to be missed.


The daily videos are only around 10 minutes long, and can be watched at any time.  The worksheets are also available to download at any time, so you should be fine.  There will be lots of people taking part from all around the globe, so you’ll be in good company, wherever you are.

The only part of the day that is fixed, is the Live Q&A sessions, which are held at 7pm (GMT), but they will be recorded, and again viewable at any time.  If you can’t make the live session, and wish to put a question to Sue, you just need to leave it in the comments section of our post that we put up at 2pm (GMT) each day, asking for questions.

Facebook provides a free platform to use in a variety of ways, and the 5 Day Challenge suits the platform well.

Probably the best part of using Facebook, is that it also brings together the community in a way that other platforms can’t. Having a community to interact with and share progress, tips and techniques has already proved one of the best motivators, and in our previous 5 Day Challenges, this has been the single most favourite aspect of the experience.

The Facebook Group layout can be a little overwhelming if you’re not familiar with it, but our important posts will always be available in the Announcements section.

There’s also a Files section which is where you’ll be able to get the worksheets.

The main feed is where you’ll see posts from everyone else, and it’s worth having a good look through as you progress through the challenge, to see everyone’s progress.

It will be a great community event, as well as one of personal progression.

The equipment required for the challenge is minimal. The items outlined in the materials video are considered ‘good to haves’, but by no means essential, and with a little imagination, you can usually come up with an alternative from things lying around the house.

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