Pastel & Charcoal Workshop with Judy Drew

OVERVIEW
I am delighted to host one of Australia’s finest pastel artists, Judy Drew, for her seventh 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 Pastel Still Charcoal 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

 

 

Judy Drew - Still Life pastel

Saturday 9th October 

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

  • Black Mei Tiente or Art Spectrum (sandpaper type) paper (1-2 sheets)
  • A small range of soft pastel including tonal pastels (black through to white)
  • Small held mirror
  • A Torchon (aka paper stump or blender)
  • A good selection of coloured pastels (hard and soft)
  • Support for your paper and bulldog clips or masking tape
  • Soft rag/cotton wool
  • Wet ones or damp cloth
  • Optional: easel or table easel
  • Fixative is included in the workshop
  • Please bring your lunch.  Generous morning and afternoon tea included in the workshop.

 

Sunday 10th October Judy Drew 'Portrait of Jess'

Pastel Portrait/Life Model Workshop  
10.00am-4.00pm 

Capturing a likeness is only part of the success.  Bold, spontaneous and vigorous line work will add real emotion to the work.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Textured black mi-teinte TEX paper (or paper of your choice)
  • Soft pastels (listed below) or you may prefer to work in charcoal
  • 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 is included in the workshop
  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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