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

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

Course Provider: Old Bank Studios

Contact Name: Beverley Caleno

Telephone: 01255 242930

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19 Kings Quay Street
CO12 3ER

Course Length: 10am-4.30pm

Price: £79

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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.

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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.
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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