November | Two Day | Still Life with Pastels | David West


November | Two Day | Still Life with Pastels | David West


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November , 2019

10am - 4.30pm

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About This Still life with Pastels Workshop

Over the course of this two day workshop, Dave will help participants to explore the exciting medium of pastel, through his own unique style : concentrating on mark-making and preserving the intense colour vibrancy of pastel while colour mixing!

Through a series of short step-by-step demonstrations and one-to-one guidance, Dave will break down the process of creating a still life pastel drawing into simple & enjoyable tasks.

Initially we will look at Subject, Planning and Composition and then move into studying the shape and geometry of our still life setup.

The course is suitable for all levels and previous experience in using soft/chalk pastels is not essential, but participants should have a basic competency in drawing skills.

About Dave

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"My art is an equal combination of creativity and analytical thinking."

Dave West was born and raised in South Wales and is now settled in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. He studied at the Carmarthenshire College of Art & Design and recently completed a degree in Art History with the Open University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions. He has exhibited widely in Group Shows including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Ulster Academy and Eígse, and in the UK with the Royal West of England Academy, Royal Society of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Marine Artists, The New English Art Club, The Royal Society of British Artists, and the UK Pastel Society, at which he won the 2013 Schminke Award. In 2017 he won the Mayoral Gold Award at the 'Art In The Open' Plein Air painting festival.

Materials list 

24 or 36 pack of INSCRIBE Soft Pastels.
2 sheeets SENNELIER pastel card (preferably a dark shade)
A few sheets of FABRIANO TIZIANO A4 (again dark shades)
soft brush (1" house painting brush is fine)

all the above are available from Evans and won't cost more than 20 euro