This six-week course is for those who have already completed the Introduction to Pastels Course or are already familiar with the basics and want to continue to enhance their skills. During the classes we will explore various techniques in more depth and there will be demonstrations on how to successfully build a pastel painting including tips on how to create stunning compositions and loosen your style without losing the plot! There may be the opportunity to practise decisive mark-making working with a live model and using charcoal with pastel. Bring along any photos or artists' work that inspire you so we can discuss how you would like to develop as a pastel artist and help inspire others within the group.
NEXT COURSE: Please contact Kate if you are interested in the next one
COST: £230 for 6 classes of 3 hours (includes hiring a model)
Brief Course Outline
Week 1 - Choosing your tools for the job, coloured grounds, tonal sketching and composition, deciding on a style
Week 2 - Creating an under drawing, keeping your marks fresh whilst blending
Week 3 - Lost and found edges - how to create a looser style
Week 4 - Marks and techniques for creating hair and fur
Week 5 - Quick mark making for painting a live model using charcoal and pastel
Week 6 - Finishing off, fixing, framing and final critique.
A board or table easel to rest on; graphite drawing pencils; eraser; any hard or soft pastels, pastel pencils you may have plus any pastel paper. Please bring pictures for inspiration.
You may also need masking tape, cotton buds, paperstumps, craft knife or pencil sharpener, razor blade, putty rubber or electric rubber and stencil, sandpaper, stiff paintbrush, tracing paper, pins, cotton wool pads.