This Big Skies Online Workshop is suitable for beginners as well as anyone interested in creating beautiful landscapes. Everyone will complete this course feeling relaxed, refreshed and infused with creativity. You will be tutored by published author and artist, Pippa Pixley, as she reveals how to master light within the landscape.

This video is an introduction to the first segment of an exciting one-day workshop that is set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, but is accessed online. 

Music by RodinaMusic


We will start by understanding the fundamental principles of light and tone, experimenting with a range of mixed media materials. Pippa will show you how to translate and transcribe the landscape by slowing down and observing the landscape through sketching exercises.

You will discover how to apply contrast, colour theory, and tonal values to create beautiful skies that burst with light, dramatic seascapes and moody landscapes.


This one-day course includes:

  • Pre-recorded video tutorials
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Live video tuition
  • Materials list
  • A parcel of specialist art materials in advance



Do you long to be by the sea again? The lonely sea and the sky?

Take a look at this live webcam operated by the totally fabulous Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall for some inspirational seascapes and skies…



Absolutely loved the workshop – so much fun! It has really inspired me to do lots more. So nice to spend a complete day painting. I’m hoping to see you for the drawing one in the summer but online was great… would love to do more! Thanks again xx”

-Rhiannon Collins

Thank you so much for today, what a lovely breath of fresh air… I now feel inspired to do more.”

– Jo Tallis

I had a beautiful day, thank you! You did so well – it was really personable even though it was on zoom.”

– Susanna