This one day workshop will introduce you to the versatile medium of pastel. Not having to wait for paint to dry or mix colours gives you plenty of time to enjoy this session.
During the demonstration you will receive both group and individual guidance and shown how using colour and contrast can reveal shape and attract the eye to the focal point of your subject. At the end of the day you will have your own small painting to take home.
- Different types of pastels and their effects
- Various methods of application
- Blending the soft pastel
- Building up layers
Beginner and those with a little experience
Materials are not included in your course fee.
Three sheets of pastelmat (pre-coloured surface you will be using) will be provided by the tutor at a cost of £5...more will be available to buy should you need it.
Please bring with you:
- Please bring a good selection of soft pastels and a pale pastel pencil - the tutor will have some pastels for sale if required but will not carry a large range
- Small brush – 1cm approx. (To brush away excess pastel)
- Kitchen towel
- Wet wipes
- Putty rubber
- Small cotton cloth (to wipe hands)
- Masking Tape
Clive lives and works in Newbury, Berkshire. Self-taught and a professional artist for the past 16 years, he enjoys painting a wide range of subjects using pastel almost exclusively.
He rarely holds demonstrations and workshops due to his commission commitments so we're honoured he's teaching for us. His method of pastel application and final result both surprises and enthuses his students leading them to go on and explore the fun of this fantastic medium.
To see examples of his work visit: www.cliveeastland.co.uk