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Pastel Adventures

Discover the versatility of pastels and a new approach for your own artistic vision.

Pastels lend themselves to a variety of techniques, subjects and genres, and this course is jam-packed with exercises to assist you in your artistic journey. In a dynamic classroom setting, learn and create via demonstrations, discussions, experimentation time, inspirational sessions and critiques. You’ll learn pastel foundations, explore pastel brands and different types of pastel and pastel surfaces.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST

Details

Age 16+
Skill Level Beginner & Intermediate
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status Filling up.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

Pastels can mix well with other mediums and can also look amazing on their own. We shall explore lots of ideas and develop a series of many small studies that will serve as a resource for you illustrating a variety of approaches. Come prepared for adventure and skill building, for fun and growth. Leave as an experienced pastellist with multiple ideas to explore further.

 

 

 


Tutor

Louise Corke

Louise Corke

Louise is an internationally recognised Master Pastellist, traveling the world to teach and run workshops. Her work can be found in public and private galleries and publications across the world. She works with beginners all the way to advanced artists and combines top-notch learning with a supportive creative environment.

Master Pastellist Louise Corke's journey with pastels began in 1993. “Since that time, I have loved every minute of every pastel experience…I think they were made for me. I consider painting like a dance that is pure gestural expression. I marry my heart to my hand and together they speak visual music.”:


Course Requirements

Pastels Adventures Material list

  • Bring along a variety of pastels both soft and hard, in a range of colours.
  • MAKE SURE your pastels are ARTIST QUALITY – NOT just Artists Pastels
  • Pastel paper – bring a variety of pastel papers of colours that you enjoy. Please include at least one sheet of white and one black. Sanded papers such as Art Spectrum Colour fix (Sand paper type surface) and pastel papers such as the Canson pad of pastel papers are fine.
  • Charcoal (willow and compressed – whatever you have at home), kneaded eraser, wet ones or rags to clean your hands.
  • Table easels and a backing board with clips to attach your paper
  • Scissors and masking tape
  • Newspaper
  • Fine Spray bottle for water, soft cheap synthetic 1 inch flat brush
  • Clear pastel primer (Art Spectrum brand is preferred) and an old sponge to apply
  • OPTIONAL: If you have inks or watercolour paints bring some along (you will need the sanded pastel paper to use these)
  • A few sheets of glassine paper to allow for easy transporting of your pastel artwork back to home

References:

  • Bring along A4 photos of subjects that you enjoy - enough for the whole week
  • One of your photos needs to be something fairly simple – such as a couple of pieces of fruit or a simple mass of trees etc.
  • Feel free to bring along any props from which you may also work. Looking forward to seeing you on January 14. Please feel free to contact me on lou2345@bigpond.net.au

 


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