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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Pastel Workshop with Stephie Clark

Dates: 29 & 30 July 2023 Time: 10am to 4pm, Venue: Malua Bay Community Hall Stephie Clark’s workshop is designed to discover and explore the beauty of soft

pastels with the focus on bright, loose florals.

The class is suited to beginners and intermediate/advanced students.

Stephie demonstrates exactly how she makes a painting from scratch using her

self taught techniques and applying pastels with freedom and thoughtfulness.

Students will paint from life as well as photographs and discuss the differences.

Stephie not only wants you to come away with successful works, but also

increased confidence and knowledge to apply the skills to create beautiful


Day one will introduce the process and order of painting, Stephie’s chosen

materials, the benefits of using colour and shape to create form and depth in

chosen subjects, and demonstration of backgrounds including how to prepare

the background to meet the painting’s subject.

Day two will contain learning about tones, values and hues with a colour study,

working from life set up and artists reference photos. Learn to hold different

shapes and sized pastels and blend and shade by using shapes upon one


With focus on creating leaves and petals on backgrounds using the stroke skills

with full tutorial and constructive critique each student will complete a full



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