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Pastel workshops - Nov 12th


Continuing with a promise to host beginner’s workshops the South Coast Pastel Society Inc. is again offering 2 exciting beginners classes with experienced Society member pastel artists Warren Jones and Jim Chaffey. Learning the essence of pastel art by discovering the techniques and diversity it can bring opens up a whole new avenue in painting. Students should wear old clothes or aprons and bring a facewasher.

At only $25 per class, all materials are supplied by the Society with students taking home their finished artwork. Class numbers are limited 6 to ensure each student receives sufficient individual attention and at writing this we have a couple of spaces left in each class after which we will take a waiting list.

Held at the Malua Bay Community Centre, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay the 1st session is being held on Saturday 12th November from 1.00- 4.00 pm and features “Still Life”and will be conducted by Jim Chaffey. Jim has won several awards in exhibitions for his pastels and favours subjects including still life, landscape, seascape and portraiture.

Jim Chaffey “Pears”

His work is popular and depicts a serene but lively quality and can be found in many homes locally and nationally. His skill as a pastel artist has developed over the last 10 years and by attending classes with master pastellist Grace Paleg and also attending various workshops, Jim has developed his individual style and quality. As a member of both the South Coast Pastel Society & Creative Arts Batemans Bay, Jim’s works are often displayed at the groups exhibitions.

Our 2nd workshop by Warren Jones will be held on Sunday 20 November from 10 am – 1 pm. Warren’s subject matter is “Seascape”. As an experienced and award winning artist Warren will guide you through the mystery of seascapes. Born in Goulburn he has lived at Mossy Point these past 22 years.

Warren's passion for pastel art was first inspired after attending his first pastel class in 1997 and since then this has been his medium of choice. You often find Warren painting “Plein Air” where he uses his natural surroundings to create his masterpieces. His work contains a sense of tranquillity and attention to his surroundings and is always highly popular and sought out at exhibitions. Warren receives commissions for his works and his art is found both nationally and locally.

To register please contact Nina on 0409037571 or email the Society at southcoastpastelsociety1@gmail.com

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