Chasing the Light, Art workshop with Tony Allain, Old Bank Studios

Chasing the Light, Art workshop with Tony Allain, Old Bank Studios

Duration: 10am-4.30pm

Price: £79

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

01255 242930

19 Kings Quay Street
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

The workshop will begin with a discussion on pastel painting materials, surfaces, developing your painting style and working methods unique to pastels. Tony will then do a quick demo emphasising composition, colour and technique. He will share some of his working methods; using direct strokes on a textured surface to emphasise ‘brushwork’ you will learn how to simplify your approach to achieve exciting impressionistic paintings.

There will be plenty of individual help at the easel and the day will end with a final group critic.

This workshop is for those willing to go through the door marked ‘leaving your comfort zone’ and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application!

Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.

Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.

Please click through to our website for online booking or more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This workshop includes a homemade lunch, refreshments and a cream tea.

What you will need to bring
As many soft pastels as you feel comfortable with. Colour range is more important than quantity.
Assortment of papers: Art Spectrum, Uart, Pastel Premier, Canson Mi-Tientes Wallis etc. (NO WHITE PAPER )
Sketch book.
Pencils.
Masking Tape or Clips.
Easel and Smooth drawing/backing board, cushioned with foam board
Hand Wipes/paper towels.
Photos, reference you feel at ease with.
Selection of permanent ink black wedge shaped marker pens the fatter the better.
A sense of humour!

Most of the materials and equipment will be available to buy or borrow on the day, please contact us if you require further details.



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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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