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Succeeding with Pastel - Still Life with Grant Eyre

Succeeding with Pastel - Still Life with Grant Eyre

8 June 2024

10am - 3.00pm
Cost:      $

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We will use pastels to create a still life painting. You can use any kind of pastel you have, chalk, oil or water soluble pastel. We will work from several still life studio setups. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced pastellists wanting to extend their practice.

Grant will initially discuss colour theory and how to plan a painting using thumbnail sketches and colour swatches.

You can then experiment and get used to the style that suits you

You will have an opportunity to create a finished work to take home.

The workshop will be relaxed and casual in our large air conditioned art room with access to table easels, and boards if required.

What You will Learn:

  • Materials and techniques for dry and wet pastel use. .

  • Use of colour as tone,. Using pencil thumbnails and sketches to plan your work

  • Layering and blending techniques with oil and water soluble pastels.

What to Bring :

  • Several Canson colored Mi teines sheets A4 light grey , light red

  • Pastels : whatever you have In warm and cool colours plus tints plus earth colours of umber and sienna. Grant will have a variety for you to try as well.

  • Watersoluble soluble pastels ( Lyra or Caran D’Ache in red blue yellow and some tints )

  • Oil Pastels ( Cheap sets are harder and ok to use ) , A few Sennelier soft oil pastels in red, blue , yellow colours and tints, earths etc will allow a nice finish to the cheaper sticks.

  • Art Spectrum soft pastels in the same colours as above .

  • Couple of cheap brushes for blending pastel , one a soft hair and one a stiffer bristle. Whatever you have

  • Kneadable rubber,

  •  Staedtler white rubber. A board and clips or masking tape

  • Wet Ones for hands.

  • A5 sketch book and 4B pencil for thumbnails and sketching . .

  • Lunch ( 40min ) and a mug for hot drinks ( tea and instant coffee supplied) .

Grant will have a variety of pastels and coloured papers to try.

We supply desk easels and boards.

The workshop will be limited to ten participants.

Grant Eyre is an exhibiting Springwood Artist and Tutor. He also coordinates the Life Drawing Club at SCAC and is an experienced Adult teacher.


Grant Eyre
Grant Eyre
Grant is a Springwood Artist and Tutor. He works across most mediums and regularly exhibits his work. He is also coordinator of the SCAC life drawing group. He is an experienced Adult Educator.
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