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

Matthew Draper
Draper Matthew Illuminated A View of Tantallon castle with The Bass Rock Homage to Alexander Naysmith

 ' Illuminated - A View of Tantallon Castle with the Bass Rock - Homage to Alexander Naysmith '
by
Matthew Draper

 

Matthew Draper PS

Education/Career

1973  Born Stone Staffordshire
1991-1992  Walsall College of Art
1992-1995  Falmouth College of Art

Artist’s Statement

I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb or the heel of my hand.
I am interested in and influenced by the dramatic imagery of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century painting. I admire the idea of the contemplation of landscape in the Romantic spirit, found in the work of the German Romantics like Casper David Frederick and the notion of the grandeur of the landscape as expressed in the work of the American Subliminal Painters like Sanford Robinson Gifford and Frederick Edwin Church. These artists adopted the term ‘Luminism’, defined as light in the landscape and the effect that light has on the landscape and objects within it.
As a contemporary artist choosing to adopt this approach to light in the landscape, my interest is not to make straight forward topographical images that are illustrations of place. Instead I am attempting to make imagery that is descriptive of the circumstances under which the subject is viewed; images which convey a sense of place. The drawings are emotional reactions to events and experiences evolving in front of me; events happening or about to happen. The images become like fading memories or captured moments in time. The making of the work is in itself a set of actions and events which creates a harmony between my process and my interpretation of the subject.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

2011  Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Regional Prize, National Open Art Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Elected Member of the Pastel Society UK, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.
2010  City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the fine Arts.
2010  Connell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2008  Shell Premium Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Chairman’s Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London.
2004  Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes.
2000  Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Collections:

Bank of Scotland
City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund.
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Glasgow.
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013  ‘Northern Light’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2012  'Time Lapses' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2011  ‘New Pastels’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2010  ‘Festival Exhibition’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2009  ‘In Series’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2008  ‘Luminism’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006  ‘Time and Place’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2005  ‘Nostalgia’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2000  ‘Night Life’ The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008  Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2007  Salon 2007, ‘New British Paintings and Works on Paper’ Portobello Road, London.   
2006  ‘Roter Salon’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2006  The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring of the UK.
2006  ‘Best of British’ Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California.
2002  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
2004  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
1999  Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, touring to:
          The European Drawing Collection Hull, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft,
          The Western Banhof Charlottenburgh, Berlin.

Contact Details:

Website Address: www.matthewjdraper.co.uk
E-mail: matt.draper1@hotmail.co.uk

 

     


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