Dates: Monday 16 August
Venue: Open Door Berkhamsted (venue info below)
No of sessions: 1
No. of students: 8
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella
A one day workshop where you will discover, explore and experiment with different ways of working with soft pastels – learn everything you need to start working with this fun, versatile medium.
Discover how pastels can give you a variety of effects, different types of pastels available and what to buy. We will also consider how other artists have used them and experiment with a variety of techniques working with still life arrangements, found images or your own photos.
Venue: Open Door Berkhamsted
Your course takes place at Open Door Berkhamsted. Open Door Berkhamsted is approximately 12 minutes walk away from Berkhamsted station. Cross Oak Road Bus Stop is 2 minutes away and is served by the routes 500 and 501 as well as local services. Limited on-street parking is available with the nearest public car park just a short walk away in St John’s Well Lane, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HA.
Course level: beginners or anyone who wants to discover new ways of working with pastels. Drawing skills useful – if you’re a newcomer to art, we recommend you do our Learn to draw course first.
Course materials: There will be pastels for you to use on the day but feel free to bring any you have that you’d like to use. Please bring a tin of fixative spray and a pad of cartridge / paper labelled as appropriate for pastel work (other paper will be provided). Bring any images / photos you’d like to work with too. Please email us for more info.
Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella is a qualified art tutor and professional cross-disciplinary artist, with drawing and painting including pastel work, being a key part of his practice. His work can be found in collections across the UK, Malta, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and the USA. Find out more
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