Creating with Pastel
Working with ideas and simple sketches and plenty of useful “how to” tips on working with Pastel. Learn how to translate your world into original art. Develop your artist self and grow in confidence to explore and express your creativity. Beginners are catered for, while those with more experience are encouraged to take their art further and work on their own projects within the subject range of each term.
While this is a hands on practical course, the class will also look at other artists’ interpretations for inspiration; and where applicable, how to incorporate other media with pastel. Maxine has many years experience as both practicing artist and tutor and her own art work is a happy fusion of reality and imagination. Material lists will be sent on enrolment (costs are dependent on materials chosen from the list). Students to supply own art materials.
Topics as follows:
Term 1 (Landscape? Real or Imaginary?); Term 2 (Putting Life into the Landscape); Term 3 (Contemporary and Traditional Portraiture) and Term 4 (Expressionism and Abstraction).
Information for Term 2 Putting Life into the Landscape.
This 8 week course follows and progresses on from Term One’s Landscape…? Real or Imaginary course. In this, we dealt mainly with the natural landscape as it presents itself to us i.e. sky, clouds, mountains, hills, grasses, trees, water etc…and experimenting with different techniques, styles, colour mixing, imagination etc.
“Putting Life into the Landscape” can be interpreted in a few ways. It can mean getting more practice at what you have been doing or for newcomers to take on board some of what returning students have already practiced.
It can also lend itself to adding to the landscape the things that we as humans have already created in order to live on the planet i.e. buildings, shelters, structures. It could be a “city scape” or a “village scape” or “barn and silo in landscape” etc. (These will require a little more straight line work.
There is certainly scope for more thinking/conceptual/emotional work re Christchurch’s changing face.
It could be that you want to add animals and/or people into the landscape. Anything is possible but the more “things” you want to add, the more observation and drawing you will need to do to achieve it. (All good practice).
Inner landscape work is another possibility and will suit those wanting to work more from within.
The tutor will offer practical exercises as much as guiding you as the student to choose the things that interest you, that you would like to try or develop, and to encourage you to interpret them in interesting ways.
Term 1, 2013
Tuesday 12 February for 7 weeks $66
Wednesday 13 February for 8 weeks $75
Term 2, 2013
Tuesday 14 May or
Wednesday 15 May
Term 3, 2013
Wednesday 31 July
Term 4, 2013
Tuesday 15 October or
Wednesday 16 October
Fee $75 for an 8 week class and $66 for 7 weeks
Length 8 weeks (except Term 1, Tuesday class 7 weeks)
Tuesday 6 – 8 pm
Wednesday 9.30 – 11.30 am
Tuesday Christchurch Girls’ High
Tutor Maxine Burney
About your tutor
Maxine is a practising artist and tutor, passionate about art. She specializes in Drawing, Pastel and Acrylic. Her original paintings are created from a mix of working from the freedom and playfulness of the imagination, balanced with more figurative and representational works. She brings this eclectic mix to her teaching; encouraging students to learn the technical and creative skills to evolve confidence in their own art making.
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