Pastel Portrait Painting – Sophie Ploeg

Pastel Painting (Portrait)

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Explore portrait painting in pastel. We work from photos that I will provide and go through initial setup, blocking in, and working into details and we will touch upon all topics that come along during the painting process. I will paint along with you, while explaining the various stages of a pastel portrait. We will discuss colour choices, mark making, layering, colour mixing, drawing, shapes and likeness as well as more practical things such as paper types and pastel brands. 

The kitchen has limited space: there is room for 2 students using table easels and around 3 small floor easels. Feel free to bring your own small floor easel if you have one (let me know), but I can provide one for you as well.  If you prefer to work from table easels we can extend the table to create more table space.

  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Where: kitchen, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire
  • All materials provided
  • Maximum no of students: 5
  • Level: any
  • Parking on drive or on street
  • Coffee/tea provided​, bring your own lunch
  • £ 75

Workshops May 2017

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