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T3 Paint with Pastels Beg/Int

Beginner to Intermediate Level - with Fiona Buchanan

  • Starts 24 July
  • 305 Australian dollars
  • Craft Room

9 spots left


Course Description

Pastels are a beautiful and expressive medium, you can draw and paint at the same time. The use of watercolour as an underpainting technique will also be explored in depth. Build on your current pastels skills, or start from scratch in this supportive class. Your Tutor: Fiona Buchanan: I am a visual artist and teacher I work in a variety of media and teach in several different media as well. I trained as a large scale scenic artist in Perth and worked for many years here and in Melbourne as a mural and large scale painter. I love Western Australia and often travel in the Southwest of WA, a totally beautiful part of the world to gather reference material for my work. I am inspired to paint the ocean because of the sense of belonging to the Earth that it inspires. I love to paint portraits and to try to represent the emotion of the moment. I work in both pastel and paint. I work in three main areas: Still life, portraiture and seascapes. Each of these areas is a challenge and I love them all. About the Course In this beginner/intermediate class we will be using using a mix of soft and hard pastels on a variety of different papers and surfaces. We will explore a number of techniques with pastel including underpainting to colour the paper with watercolour. The use of watercolour as an underpainting technique will be explored in depth. The contrast between simplicity and detail as a composition tool will be explored. Some images will be supplied, and the first week we will all work from the same image. Bring along your own images as well and you will be shown techniques to re-create the image using this beautiful expressive medium. What you need to bring MATERIALS PAPER Loose sheets - one or more of Colourfix sanded paper. These can be coloured papers of your choice. PASTELS A set of Mungyo 36 or 48 half sticks is a good start. Also if you have them a good range of colours in soft pastels (Art Spectrum or Rembrandt) white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, purple, light blue, dark blue, green, light ultramarine (in a couple of shades), turquoise. OTHER Pastel pencils one dark and one white. (suggest Pitt 181 blue or 173 green or terracotta and a white) Willow Charcoal thick and thin (optional) 1 kneadable eraser (Faber Castell) Rag and baby wipes Masking tape or bulldog clips Material Fee: $6 for paper for first project.


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Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


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