Pastel Masterclass with Judy Drew

OVERVIEW

Judy Drew portrait

I am delighted to host a pastel weekend workshop in Sydney with Melbourne based artist Judy Drew, one of Australias finest pastel artists.

After studying graphic art in Melbourne, Judy Drew moved to Bougainville Island for nine years.  Her oil paintings, pastels and watercolours of the local people established her reputation as a fine artist.

Upon returning to Australia and for the past thirty years she has produced both figurative and still life works.  The influence of Japanese art on the post impressionists has lead to a gradual change in her style;  using simplified colour and shape to create a more contemporary edge.

Drew’s work glows with an intensity of colour rarely seen in pastels.  Represented by Melbourne Fine Art Gallery her work is in high demand by investors, galleries and private collections worldwide.

Dates:  Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2015 

CLASS INFORMATION

SATURDAY WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION – 26th September

Working in charcoal, with a life model, trying to develop a freer, more unrestrained technique Drew will discuss developing a strong sense of observation, awareness of form and shape through light and shade and subtleties of colour when working with pastel. Capturing a likeness is only part of the success of a good portrait. Bold, spontaneous and vigorous line work can add real emotion to the work.

PORTRAIT WITH LIFE MODEL
10.00 – 12.30     Charcoal portrait
1.30 – 4.00     Pastel portrait       

 

 

SUNDAY WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION – 27th September

Drew will discuss composition, colour choices and arrangement of objects – referring to examples of traditional and contemporary approaches towards Still Life. She will give a short demonstration and then students will begin their study. Working in colour (on a black background if you feel comfortable – otherwise a background colour of your choice).

STILL LIFE STUDY
10.00 – 12.30     Pastel still life
1.30 – 4.00     Pastel still life

 

WHAT TO BRING      

Judy Drew portraitSATURDAY MORNING CHARCOAL PORTRAIT STUDY

  • Cartridge paper/pad (several sheets)
  • or Stonehenge paper. More expensive but great to work with
  • Compressed charcoal and Willow charcoal
  • Kneadable rubber and Firm rubber
  • Small hand held mirror
  • Soft rag/cotton wool
  • Fixative
  • Bulldog clips

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON PASTEL PORTRAIT STUDY

  • Black Mei-Teinte textured pastel paper (like sand paper) – a few sheets
  • OR tinted paper of your choice
  • Small range of hard pastels (including flesh/ochre/grey/black & white)
  • Small range of soft pastels (as above)

                       

SUNDAY STILL LIFE STUDY

  • Black Mei-Teinte textured pastel paper (a few sheets) or tinted paper of your choice
  • A good selection of coloured pastels (hard and soft)
  • (Optional: a favourite object to include in the Still Life arrangement)

 

VENUE & TRAVEL      

North Sydney Community Centre

220 Miller Street, North Sydney

 

GETTING THERE

Free parking in Ridge Street car park.

10 minute walk up Miller Street from North Sydney train station

For bus routes visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500

PRICE

Two Day Workshop (includes Portrait & Still Life)  $375.00 (10am-4pm)

OR

 One Day Workshop: Saturday Portrait Study        $195.00 (10am-4pm)

OR

 One Day Workshop: Sunday     Still Life Study        $185.00 (10am-4pm) 

                       

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL  

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

[easy_contact_forms fid=6]

 

Comments are closed.

close
login