2017 Summer Workshops

Summer Workshops 2017
PASTEL SOCIETY SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017

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 10.30am – 4.00pm. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Drawing boards and easels 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 at St George’s College, Weybridge Road, Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 2QS

With its custom built studio and beautiful gardens and surroundings, this is an excellent venu for the Pastel Society Summer Workshops.

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Image 3 Summer 2016

Workshop dates: 21nd 22rd 23th 24th 25th August 2017

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 or more.
*Early booking is advisable

MONDAY 21ND AUGUST
IMPROVING YOUR PASTEL PAINTINGS
Landscapes and Interiors
JOHN TOOKEY

TUESDAY 22RD AUGUST
LANDSCAPE ABSTRACTION
JEANNETTE HAYES

WEDNESDAY 23TH AUGUST
FULL FIGURE COSTUME
In Charcoal and Graphite
CAROLINE BAYS

THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST
LIFE AND PORTRAIT DRAWING
For all Abilities
SUE RELPH

FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST
DEVELOPING PORTRAITS
ANTONY WILLIAMS

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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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