Wet & dry pastels, studio & plein-air work, on their own, or with watercolours, acrylics and/or oils
Margaret Evans is one of the UK's leading art instructors, and is a fully qualified graduate of Glasgow School of Art, DA, and teaching graduate of London University, ATC. Margaret is a Signature member of PSA, Pastel Artists of Canada, Art du Pastel en France & LAI. Renowned for her pastel work she also teaches watercolors, oils and other media. Margaret has written articles for mainstream art magazines worldwide, and is the author of Painting Figures & Animals With Confidence, Flowers in Pastel & 30-minute Pastels, and filmed many teaching dvd’s, available on Sky TV, Youtube & artistsnetwork,tv. Her latest book “Pastels Unleashed” by Search Press inspires the contents of this workshop
Margaret will show the versatility and excitement of pastels as a painting medium, & demonstrate the sketching quality of pastels, as well as their intensity of colour when mixed with other media for painterly techniques.
In the studio you will learn about the wide range of pastel brands & their uses, adapting photographs creatively to inspire, as well as working on paintings from sketches collected plein air. Margaret will demonstrate on location in pen/wash, watercolor,& pastels, and in studio with oil and/or gouache with pastels. A mass of information and techniques crammed into 5 blissful hard working days!
Bring any pastels brands you have, other media you like to work with & masking tape, photos/sketches of other subjects you like, brushes etc
Uart Premium Sanded Pastel Papers & Art Spectrum will generously provide some pastel paper samples to each student enrolled in Margaret's workshop.