Brandt Lewis conducted a workshop on Pastels at West Lindfield.
Following in the technique pioneered by Degas, Brandt
Lewis showed us how to start our pastel painting with a
tonal charcoal drawing, subsequently adding the pastel
colour. He also demonstrated how to make a pastel
crayon. We beavered away at our pastel pictures during
the day, all the time benefiting from Brandt’s great tips and
supportive comments. I think we produced some mighty
fine results! Thanks Brandt.
Course Detail and Materials
At our Workshop
Brandt will introduce us to the delights of chalk pastels; their immediacy, adaptability and ease of use. Use on white or coloured papers, multi-layered, or used over underpainting, pastels offer all the applications of paint without the clean up bother and drying times.
Brandt will use still life and photos as subjects, including portraits, with a range of pastel techniques applied to each, allowing for time.
After an introduction to materials and a demonstration, we will use portrait photos to try tonal studies using ‘a trois couleurs’ and/or black and white on toned paper – mixing blending, layering and allowing the paper to work for you.
We will also use an underpainting to colour over developing a multi-coloured pastel painting from still-life or photos.
Click on the following link for materials list: PASTEL WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST
Brandt is an exhibiting artist with a Master of Arts from COFA (Drawing) and post graduate qualifications in painting and teaching. He has had 13 solo and over 80 group exhibitions, and has tought at TAFE, NIDA, NAS, Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney University and the Kuringgai Arts Centre. Brandt’s expressive figurative style encompasses narrative themes from the theatre and everyday life.
Brandt Lewis was born in Sydney, raised in Newcastle, and is a Visual Artist and Art Educator.
- Master of Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.
- Post-graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies. City Art Institute, Sydney College of Advanced Education.
- Graduate Diploma in Education. Newcastle College of Advanced Education.
- Diploma in Art. Newcastle College of Advanced Education.
- Art Certificate. Newcastle College of TAFE.
Book this Workshop
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website.
Any inquiries please contact either Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413 or Thomi Graham on 0408 891 702