Pastel Society Workshops 2016

PASTEL SOCIETY WORKSHOPS AT THE MALL GALLERIES

The Mall, London SW1
The workshops cover a wide range of subjects and will be tutored by members of the Pastel Society. The workshops will run from 11am – 5pm. Participants may bring a packed lunch although drinks and snacks are available from the Mall Galleries Café. Easels and drawing boards will be provided, but students should bring their normal range of materials. Models will be available, but where the subject is landscape, participants are recommended to bring sketches to work from. The Workshops will run in the Learning Centre.

The dates of workshops are as follows: 

23rd 24th 26th 27th 28th 29th February 1st & 4th March 2016 

PASTEL WORKSHOP FEES
£60 per day or £55 per day if booking four   
*Reduced fees for Friends of The Pastel Society are £55 per day or £50 per day if booking four
*Early booking is advisable
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED
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TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY    
THE WATER’S EDGE    
MICHAEL NORMAN

WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY    
BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE
JOHN TOOKEY

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY    
PASTEL ALCHEMY MASTERCLASS
JASON BOWYER

SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
EXPLORING INTERIORS 
JENNY HALSTEAD


SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY     
LIFE AND PORTRAIT FOR ALL ABILITIES
DERWENT SPONSOR’S WORKSHOP    
SUE RELPH

MONDAY 29TH FEBRUARY    
COLOUR AND LIGHT IN THE LANDSCAPE    
TONY ALLAIN

TUESDAY 1ST MARCH    
THE DYNAMIC COLOUR OF PASTEL
Jewel of Mother Earth
EIKO YOSHIMOTO

Pastel Society Summer Workshops 2016

Workshops will be held at St George's College, Weybridge Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2QS.
Dates allocated are from the 22nd August until 26th August inclusive.

To book contact Sue Relph: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: 07711 360 379

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MONDAY 22ND AUGUST
STILL LIFE - COLOUR AND COMPOSITION
FELICITY HOUSE

TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST
IMPROVE YOUR PASTEL LANDSCAPES
JOHN TOOKEY

WEDNESDAY 24TH AUGUST
PASTEL OVER PAINT
EXPLORING DIFFERENT UNDERPAINTED SURFACES
JENNY HALSTEAD

THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST
LIFE DRAWING - ALL ABILITIES WELCOME
DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
SUE RELPH

FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST
DEVELOPING PORTRAITS
ANTONY WILLIAMS

Featured Artist

Cheryl Culver
Rushing towards the Lake

 ' Rushing Towards the Lake '
by 
Cheryl Culver

 

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA

Biographical Details:

Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design. After graduating she spent 18 months in Mauritius with the International Voluntary Service as an artist. On her return to England she established a partnership working in property renovation and interior design using her skills to produce the architectural drawings and artists impressions of projects undertaken.

In 1982 she formed a business in conjunction with her sister, a silversmith, working closely with her producing a range of etched brass bowls, door plates etc. A bowl produced by them was accepted by the Victoria & Albert Museum for its permanent collection.

In 1990 in commemoration of the evacuation of Dunkirk she produced a Limited Edition of 150 pairs of brass etched coasters. Edition No. 2 was presented by her at the opening of the Dunkirk Exhibition in Dover to Winston Churchill MP grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill. Edition No. 3 was presented to Major General Ramsay son of the late Admiral Ramsay who masterminded the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. Edition No. 1 was accepted by H.R.H Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

Cheryl lives in Sandwich where she has a custom built studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration and she shares these with her English Setter and her sketch book.

In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected a member of the Pastel Society.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

Personal Statement:

I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this. My work has always been about ‘how it feels’ rather than ‘how it looks’.

It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism.

To draw the landscape is the point of contact. It is the most important part of the process --- the catalyst for the final work.

Awards:

‘Willi Hoffman-Guth Award for Colour and Light’, Pastel Society

The Brian Sinfield Gallery Award.

The Henri Roché Pastel Award.

The Girault Pastel Award St Aulaye France. (One work purchased for the Pastel Museum St Aulaye)

Publications:

The Artist’, March/April 2009

Featured Artist, ‘Pastel Journal’, USA, December 2008
‘The Artist’, December 2002

The Artists Magazine December 2002 *

The Pastel Journal, Cincinatti USA December 2008

The Artist Magazine March/April 2009 *

The Artist Magazine March 2010 *

Pratique des Arts Feature article October 2010

The Artist Magazine September, October and November 2010 *

The Leisure Painter 2011

The Artist Magazine January, February and March 2012 *

Kent Life February 2012

Artists & Illustrators July 2012.

The Artist Magazine September 2013. *

‘Green Art: Trees, Roots and Leaves’ by E. Ashley Rooney

Published by Schiffer Publishing USA. 2013

The Artist Magazine Summer Edition 2014. *

Pure Color 2 to be published Summer 2017

(* Articles created and written by Cheryl)

Contact Details:

Address: 9 Stone Cross Lees, Sandwich Kent CT13 0BZ

Tel: +44(0)1304 619921

Mobile: 07738 661584

e.mail:cherylculver@btinternet.com

www.cherylculverpaintings.co.uk

     


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