Workshops at Heatherleys School of Fine Art

HEATHERLEYS PASTEL SOCIETY WORKSHOPS 16, 17 SEPTEMBER 2024

A special series of Pastel Workshops for the amateur and professional artist

The workshops cover a wide range of subjects and will be tutored by members of the Pastel Society. The workshops will run from 11 am – 5.00 pm – doors will not open until 10.30. Participants may bring a packed lunch, drinks can be made on site, but bring your own drinking vessel. Students should bring their normal range of materials. Easels and drawing boards will be provided.  See each individual course for what additional materials are supplied and what else to bring including to sketches or photos from which to work. More clarification will be issued on enrolment.

The workshops will be held at

The Heatherley School of Fine Art

75 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN

Some parking is available in the Heatherleys car park at 75 Lots Road but must be booked.

Entrance from 10.30am – not before - First Floor Studios

16 and 17 September 2024

PASTEL WORKSHOP FEES £65 per day or £60 per day if booking two

*Reduced fees for Friends of The Pastel Society are £60 per day or £55 per day if booking two

*Early booking is advisable

We regret that we are unable to refund fees in the event of late cancellation by a student.

SEND THIS APPLICATION FORM WITH A CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO THE PASTEL SOCIETY TO: RICHARD REES PPS, 19 DURAND GARDENS, LONDON, SW9 0PS

OR EMAIL THE FORM to Richard Rees and pay by BACS. The Pastel Society Bank details are as follows:

NatWest Bank Account Number:  58522328  Sort Code: 60-10-14

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Email: rees888@btinternet.com  Mobile: 07753 913493

DATE: Monday 16 September

SUBJECT: Colour and Composition

TUTOR: Richard Rees PPS

WEBSITE: https//www.artyrees.com

EMAIL ADDRESS: rees888@btinternet.com

Many painters accept what is in front of them as a subject without too much consideration of colour and composition.
This can work very well, but being aware of the possibilities of these two elements and how to manipulate them in your work is quite liberating. This workshop looks at these two elements using examplesof pastel paintings. There will be an explanation of colour and composition ideas and then you will have a chance to try out what you have learned with two colour exercises and two composition exercises. 

Please bring a variety of references – preferably those you think are attractive in colour, composition or both.  There will be references provided.  Bring your usual pastel medium, some A3 or A4 paper, but also some watercolours to be able to extend your colour range if necessary.  However, there will be a lot of pastels and coloured paper available to use. 



DATE: Monday 16 September

SUBJECT: Underpainting & Pastel Still Life

TUTOR: Felicity House PS

WEBSITE: https://felicityhouseartist.co.uk/

EMAIL ADDRESS: felicity.house22@gmail.com

This workshop will explore making a tonal underpainting in preparation for a still life study in chalk pastel. We will work using watercolours ( or thin acrylic paint ) and ink on a pastel support which is able to take a wet layer. eg Colourfix by Art Spectrum / Pastelmat by Clairfontaine /mountboard or a pre stretched piece of Ingres or Murano type of paper.

Please bring some watercolour or acrylic paints ( dark shades - Alizarin + Indigo or similar ) + a dark ink you may already have. A few brushes - not best ones. 

We will be thinking about composing a still life group ; items will be available to select but do bring a particular object you may wish to include. Bring your usual pastels + some paints and support as above. I will have some sheets of Colourfix to purchase’


DATE: Tuesday 17 September

SUBJECT: Pastel Interiors

TUTOR: John Tookey PS

WEBSITE: https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/explore-artists/john-tookey-ps

jmtookey@yahoo.co.uk

Interiors offer exciting possibilities for the painter, from galleries, museums to small busy cafes.  The workshop will begin with a short demonstration working pastel onto mountboard over a water-based underpinning.

You can work in any dry medium but if you wish to add an underpinning you will need a water-based medium.  Please bring your own reference material if possible. 


DATE: Tuesday 17 September

SUBJECT: Pastel Landscapes

TUTOR: Katrina Wallis-King PS

WEBSITE: https://www.katrinawallisking.art/

EMAIL ADDRESS: katrinawallisking.art@gmail.com

This landscape workshop is an opportunity to explore the rewarding medium of pastel - considering composition, and the use of expressive mark-making and colour to create interest and a sense of place. Over the course of the day Katrina will share her techniques and approach, as well as giving students individual attention.

Participants are encouraged to bring in reference images (sketches and/or photographs) to explore and develop creatively during the workshop. Please bring your own dry medium materials - charcoals, pastels and suitable paper - although there will be some additional materials available on the day.



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