Please contact the Convenor below with any questions related to this group.
Pastel is a medium that straddles the line between painting and drawing. The finished pieces can look just as wonderful as an oil painting or water colour depending on the application processes used – just look at pastel works by Degas, Lautrec or da Vinci. Pastels are a very forgiving medium and a great start for someone venturing into the use of colour for the first time.
Wednesday Morning Pastels is not a tutored group, however our members are always on hand to gladly offer help and are particularly helpful to new members who are in the early stage of their pastel painting experience. Many of our members have attended tutored workshops given by professional pastel artists, whether organised by CAW or externally, and are always generous in sharing new techniques and ideas that they have learned from these workshops.
To this end the Wednesday Pastel group provides an energetic and warm environment for pastelists of all levels of proficiency to absorb themselves in their work, and to enjoy some friendly company.
Predominantly soft pastels, oil pastels, and we are keen to try out Pan Pastels which are starting to become more wide spread.
On the whole we restrict the work group to the use of pastels, whether soft pigment or oil pastels. The use of fixative sprays are restricted to the external areas of the building.
A Peek Inside Our Group
At the end of each group session we set out our work to view collectively. This allows us to step back and also provide encouraging feedback when requested.