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

Averil Gilkes
Gwithian 1 Cornwall

 ' Gwithian 1 - Cornwall  '
by
Averil Gilkes

Averil Gilkes PS

Biographical Details:

1942 Born on 15 June in Manchester, Lancashire.
1960–63 Obtained a Diploma in Education at Bristol University and St Mary’s College, Cheltenham.
1964 -87 Career as a Teacher.
1987-2000 Adult Education Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
1992- Third-Age Project Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
2005- Elected a Member of the Pastel Society.

Artist’s Statement

Painting for Averil is about developing his feelings and thoughts about a subject – drawing out the essence and building the intensity and at times allowing the painting to almost move on its own.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

Averil always makes multiple sketches on site in fineliner pen, supplemented with pastel and colour notes. She will also rely on her memory and her ‘feel’ about a subject, so that the work becomes an instinctive and emotional response. The main body of work is in acrylic paint (using palette knife and a range of brushes from 4 inch wide to a rigger) and pastels, using Unison pastels for broad marks, conte sticks and pencils for fine marks and restructuring. A robust mountboard is the most usual base for her paintings but canvas and canson, ingres and arches paper have also played a part. Her subjects range from seascape to still life. Living in Devon offers wonderful estuary and coastal scenery with the addition of Dartmoor on her doorstep. She works on one painting at a time except when developing a ‘series’ on a particular theme.

Awards:

Annie Longley Prize, Pastel Society, 2004
Frank Herring Prize, Pastel Society, 2004

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Pastel Society Exhibition, Alresford Gallery
2007/08 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2002 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2001- Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1996- Royal West of England Academy Open Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Publications:

‘The Artist’, 2007
‘Art in Devon’, 2006
Painting in Pastel, Axis Publishing, 2006
Painting in Acrylic, Axis Publishing, 2006

 

     


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