Tonal Charcoal & Pastel Workshop with Judy Drew

OVERVIEW
I am delighted to host one of Australia’s finest pastel artists, Judy Drew, for her eighth masterclass series in Sydney.


ABOUT JUDY DREW

Judy Drew

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.

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. Judy’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:  Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th October 2021 

 

 

CLASS INFORMATION

Friday 8th October 

Half Day Charcoal Portrait Demonstration and Discussion

1.00 – 4.00pm  

Over the three hour demonstration and working with a life model set up,  Judy will discuss choices for composition and how different lighting will create a different mood.  

WHAT TO BRING:
optional – pen & notebook
 
 


 

Saturday 9th October 

Judy Drew

Tonal Still Life Workshop
10.00am – 4.00pm 

Judy will begin with a brief demonstration and discussion on how to a create a strong composition through simplifying shapes and perhaps a more spare use of colour.  Concentrating on shape and form is often best shown through simplifying the colour choice.  Sometimes choosing what to put into your still life can lead to an overly contrived artwork.  Uncomplicated shapes, objects and patterns can be beautiful, especially when treated tonally.  We will look at paring back and aim to create works that show strength through a  powerful composition and choice of simple elements.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • pastelsBlack Mei Tiente or Art Spectrum (sandpaper type) paper (1-2 sheets)
  • A small range of soft pastels
  • Small held mirror
  • A Torchon (aka paper stump or blender)
  • Black / grey / white conté crayons for laying down the foundation drawing
  • Support for your paper & bulldog clips or masking tape
  • Soft rag/cotton wool
  • Wet ones or damp cloth
  • Optional: easel or table easel
  • Fixative 
  • Please bring your lunch.  Generous morning and afternoon tea included in the workshop.

 


 
Sunday 10th OctoberJudy Drew
Pastel Portrait/Life Model Workshop 
10.00am-4.00pm 


Planning an overall figurative composition in colour and capturing a likeness is only part of the success.  Bold, spontaneous and vigorous line work will add real emotion to the work.  Rather than concentrating on just the portrait, in this workshop we will be looking at the whole figure.  We will discuss placement of colour and areas of light and shade when creating a preparatory sketch for a completed work.  These sketches can help you determine the composition and assists in a greater understanding of the dominant highlights and shadows within that composition. We will be working with a clothed figure and so will consider how to best indicate patterns and folds in the fabric.

 

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Textured black mi-teinte TEX paper or paper of your choice. (2 sheets if you hope to create more than one portrait)
  • Soft pastels (listed below) for the face
  • Conté hard pastels (see pic below) for the face + Ivory Black & Lemon Yellow soft pastel
  • A range of coloured soft pastels for the clothed body  
  • black/grey/white and a few flesh toned conté crayons for laying in the foundation drawing
  • Torchon (aka paper stump)
  • Support for your paper and bulldog clips or masking tape
  • Small hand mirror
  • Soft rag/cotton wool
  • Wet ones or damp cloth
  • Optional: easel or table easel
  • Fixative 
  • Please bring your lunch.  Generous morning and afternoon tea included in the workshop.
  • If required, at time of booking,  you will be guided with what pastels and conté to bring

 

pastelsJudy Drew life model photo

ART SPECTRUM : 
TITANIUM WHITE P500
SPECTRUM ORANGE X506
BURNT SIENNA U548
BURNT SIENNA T548
BURNT SIENNA P548 

VENUE & TRAVEL

All Saints Church Hall
85 Ocean Street, Woollahra

 

GETTING THERE

Parking is free all day in the grounds of the Church

Closest train station is Edgecliff;  then walk up Ocean St (10 mins) or take the bus and alight at the first stop
www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500 for bus route information

All Saints

PRICE

Friday Demonstration  
$70.00

 

2.5 Day Workshop  $450.00
OR  
 Saturday Pastel Still Life Workshop                                                       $200.00
OR  
 Sunday Pastel Portrait Workshop  with Life Model  $210.00                       
 
Included:  morning and afternoon tea  

 

A cancellation with full refund is possible if a replacement booking is made


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NOTE: You will need to book for Friday’s pastel portrait workshop separately. 

 

 

 

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