Colin Ayers – March Hare Soft Pastel Workshop
All Materials Included
This workshop with Colin is perfect for beginners as well as those with a bit more experience. The day will start with an introduction to different surfaces (papers and velour) and different techniques for applying and blending pastels. You will then learn how to transfer an image onto velour pastel paper. Using soft pastels to create a colourful base to your picture, blend them together to form a smooth layer. Finer details are added with pastel pencils to complete a pastel painting to be proud of. There will be advice on how to protect your work and the best way to mount and frame it
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About the Artist
I am a full time artist and a professional associate of the SAA, which is an organisation for all artists from beginners to professionals.
Since a child, I have loved art; I was encouraged to do pencil drawing and paint by my family, particularly my paternal grandfather, who taught me various drawing techniques.
Over the years I have attended various art courses and workshops to improve my painting. I took early retirement from the NHS during 2013 to pursue my art interests; I have steadily increased my teaching commitments and exhibition work. I run classes and workshops; also, demonstrations for art clubs.
What you will need to bring
All materials and reference are supplied
Since restarting our events in summer 2020, we have introduced changes to the way we operate; including reduced class sizes. The studio has been re organised to enable everyone to remain socially distant whilst at their workstation and hand sanitiser is provided. A large video screen has been mounted on the wall to enable everyone to view demonstrations from where they are working, eliminating the need to gather around the tutor. Lunch is now in the form of a packup to be eaten at your workstation; it may be served hot or cold. Drinks are available all day on a self serve basis.
Please try to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the event begins to allow plenty of time to get settled in. The wearing of face masks is not required whilst at your workstation, but we would ask you to use one when moving about the studio.