Working from a dynamic, colourful set up which incorporates the life model, this workshop will explore the infinite possibilities of chalk pastel.
Beginning with small, fast paced colour drawings, students will play with composition and consider the immediacy of the material and its possibilities through different ways of applying and reducing the dry pastel medium. Drawing inspiration from Milton Avery, students will be encouraged to think of the model as an element within a still life; creating spatial drawings rather than studies of a posed figure. The afternoon will be spent working on more sustained drawings. Changing the scale and timings of drawings will help students focus on the question, ‘How do we know when a drawing is finished?’ - a common dilemma in the mind of an artist.