Learning from this Qld master pastellist Louise Corke in these 2 separate day workshops that the Pastel Society is holding during the National Open Pastel Exhibition and Art Fest, artists will be guided on “keeping things simple” in their work.
Day 1 Workshop “Figures in Natural Poses – a simple approach” will let you explore painting figures within an everyday context e.g. street, home, beach, café in fact in any environment. This workshop will give you drawing tips for figures in casual poses , how much to add or leave out, use of light and or colour and, just how to get the subject done.
Day 2 “The Art of Simplification”- keeping things simple in this workshop you will explore some fun and simple methods to paint a subject in an unusual way of using pastels which appeals to your inner child. You can choose any subject of your own liking and turn it into a piece of art that is neither complicated or becomes too tiresome a process. Both workshop are open to artists with some knowledge of pastels.
These workshops are being held on 17th & 18th April, 2018 at the Malua Bay Community Hall (off George Bass Drive) at a cost of $75 per day for members and $90 per day for non members. To register your expression of interest by 11th April email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning Lyn on 0448496998. Payments can be made by direct deposit or cheque and details will be provided.
Louise, who has an impressive resume, is no stranger to the Batemans Bay area, having conducted a previous workshop for the group. She teaches internationally, nationally as well as holding regular classes and has won over 75 world wide& national awards, been published in many artists magazines including Australian Artist, and has featured on TV and video in the series “Colour in your Life”. She is always happy to share her knowledge whilst encouraging her students to express their individual personality in their works.
Our 3rd Bi-Annual National Pastel exhibition has attracted an excellent array of talented artists locally,the state and nationally with judges selecting finalists works for hanging. Our sponsors support has enable the Society to make this event successful.
Our Art Fest Programme can be found online or at local art shops. We are holding a 1 workshop “Landscape Impossible tutored by our own Grace Paleg on April 23, at a cost of $70 members and $80 non members. There are limited spaces available so register your interest early to our email or phoning Lyn. Our popular and completely booked out workshop by Denise Luke proved to be a popular choice for beginners.
And not to forget our “Kids Pavement Painting Day on Monday 23rd April 10am – 12 noon. Along with our Plein Air Paint outs and demonstrations.
Visitors to the exhibition will be reminded that the “Viewers Choice” voting selection will need to be made and as well as 3 amazing prizes in our raffle are on offer. The raffle will be drawn at the end of the exhibition and feature 2 amazing art works one by Louise Corke and the other by Kaoru Reuter and an accommodation package at the Goldrush Colony .
Above: Louise Corke ‘s art works - Figures in Natural Poses and Art of Simplication exercise.