Pastel techniques

Explore the use of soft pastels as an exciting medium for depicting the charismatic creatures of Africa. Whether skin, fur or feathers the pastel medium naturally... Read more

£40 per person
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Date
17 Feb - 17 Feb 2022


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Location(s)
Virtual Art Safari workshop
VIRTUAL


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Workshop content
Pastel painting


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Tutor(s)
John Threlfall

Pastel paradise - you'll learn so many tricks of the trade with John just in three hours

Explore the use of soft pastels as an exciting medium for depicting the charismatic creatures of Africa. Whether skin, fur or feathers the pastel medium naturally lends itself to great effect and with its diverse range of colours this can be in a strong, bold form.

Pastel is an excellent dynamic, spontaneous mark making medium which is conducive to you producing energy filled images bursting with character and life. John is an expert in this field, and has a wide range of work using pastels as his primary medium. One of the interesting things about pastels it that their colour is mixed on the paper, rather than on a palate. This allows you to build up the shade gradually, layering and mixing as you go.

Feedback and advice on your work are available during the workshop via your webcam and after the workshop in the private Art Safari Facebook Group.

The workshop will also be recorded so you will be able to watch the video online afterwards.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A laptop, Macbook, PC, iPad or tablet
  • Internet connection

John will mostly be working in soft pastels, but you may also use hard. Both cheap and expensive pastels will do fine, but bear in mind that the cheaper they are the more dust they tend to produce! John uses Unison, but he recommends Inscribe pastels to his students to practice technique with. Any colours you have will be fine, just make sure to have some primary colours.

  • Pastels
  • Pastel paper – This usually has a texture to it, and it’s good to have a few different colours to work on
  • An old oil painting brush – John uses this to rub away excess pastel
  • Soft Rubber
  • Fixative – This is personal preference, some people swear by it and others hate it. It’s your choice!

Itinerary

2pmReady for 3 hours of demystifying pastels!
5pmEnd of workshop
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP COST:

This virtual painting workshop costs £40pp

ZOOM:

The joining point for your workshop is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES:

All online Zoom tuition, copious resource material and ideas, and email contact.

OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:

Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.

ENQUIRE NOW ON 01394 382235 or [email protected]