Weekend pastel courses in the Midi Pyrenees

Landscape in Pastel; 29th and 30th of June.

Come and join us for two weekend pastel courses this summer.

Plein-air pastel painting is challenging, but so rewarding! You are far more likely to create a work that evokes feeling and atmosphere if you are there on the spot and pastel is an ideal medium to make landscape studies.

During these two days we will work on four different images, these can later be used by you to work up into more ambitious pastels at home is you choose. The spots we will visit are not far from Caussenil, so as not to waste too much time travelling and setting up. At lunch time we can return here to wash and enjoy lunch in the shade.

With the use of a view finder I will guide you through a method of working which involves simplifying the subject and creating an initial strong composition. All levels are welcome.

Price of the weekend is 180€ with lunch included. From 9 o’clock until 6pm with a two hour break at midday.

plein-air pastel

Portrait and figure in Pastel

Two models will be posing for us in the studio or garden. Places are limited for this course so that each student has the space needed to work comfortably. I will work on a step-by-step portrait along side you, guiding you through the different stages of completion. Individual attention is guaranteed. Rapid drawings from life and figure studies are also on the programme….. For more information please go to the ‘courses calendar on this website.

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