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Pastel on paper drawing of an old man laughing.

Capturing Personality in Pastel

Get the mystery out of pastel portrait drawing!

  • Starts Oct 4
  • 295 Canadian dollars
  • Fisher Street Southeast

Available spots


Service Description

Date & Time: Demo Night | Friday, October 4, 2024 6:00 - 8:00 PM Workshop Days | Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 6, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM This workshop includes a ticket to Swinton's demo night. Teacher: Jane Romanishko Medium: Soft Pastels Level: From strong beginner to advanced Location: 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary (Swinton's Art Supplies) Demo Night: Watch the wonderful Jane Romanishko take the stage with one of Swinton's Friday Evening Demo Nights! Enjoy looking at amazing art, mingling with other artists and students while indulging in drinks and food all included. Jane will be creating a portrait pastel live with cameras and seating so you can see every stroke. Feel free to signup for the demo and the workshop at a discounted price or one or the other. Capturing Personality in Pastel Workshop: There is nothing more challenging and fascinating in art than drawing a human face. It presents the double problem for the artist: rendering the exterior and capturing the personality. However challenging that might be, it is simple if you KNOW HOW. Step-by-step instructions will get you to understand the basics of portrait drawing and get the mystery out of it. Whether you have never draw a portrait before, or you want to strengthen your knowledge of portrait drawing and painting, Instructor Jane Romanishko will lead you through this process. “Capturing Personality in Pastel” workshop is designed for strong beginners or students who want to improve their pastel and portraiture skills. In this easy going and very informative 2 day workshop you will learn all the steps and techniques of painting a character portrait in pastel from reference materials. You will learn the basic structure of the head and the face features, although this is not an anatomy class. Instructor will also give you lots of tips on how to achieve likeness in your portraiture and you will do some charcoal exercises in the first day. Next day you'll dive into the painting character in pastel from the reference. We'll discuss good design, colour temperature and accurate drawing. Demo will be done for portrait, but principals apply for any subject matter. Using important blocks of painting, such as composition, value pattern, color scheme, texture and edges, we will bring your references to life. Good photos are essential: Jane will have lots of reference material from her world travels. View the supply list at Checkout or on our "Art Workshops" page.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To cancel please contact us at least 1 week in advance. To cancel out-of-town events please contact us 3 weeks in advance.


Contact Details

  • Swinton's Art Supplies, Fisher Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

    4032583500

    info@swintonsart.com


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