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Live Art Workshops: Pastel Perfect

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The fun and slightly messy, but wonderful world of pastel. Pastel is a coloured drawing medium made from pure coloured pigment mixed with a binder to form a stick. This workshop will explore what soft pastels are, how they work, different papers and surfaces they can be used on. Using your art journal, participants will be playing with their pastels, getting to know a variety of techniques to explore on different surfaces.The journey is that pastels are lovely to work with on paper, very easy to blend and they create this great mixture between a drawing tool and a painting. You will smudge, stipple and blend your way through a composition through using subtle techniques, giving you full control to weave a medley of colours to create wonderful effects. You will use a number of textured surfaces to then tackle your own beach and shell composition as a starting point for a pastel artwork.

Date: TBA    

Location: Montville Studio

Address: 184 Main Street, Montville QLD 4560


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Workshop Artist: Lizzie Connor

I am a professional artist and tutor with approximately 30 years’ experience as both. Originally from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, I have lived in many places around Australia and I now live at Mudjimba Beach, on the Sunshine Coast. I have won many awards in South East Queensland, and to date have held approximately 24 solo exhibitions and a number of joint exhibitions.

My art tutoring has taken me to many places including the Greek Islands, Norfolk Island and a regular annual week of drawing and painting in Fiji, as well as working and completing residencies interstate. My works are created from the natural world and particularly the ocean and beach environment where I have spent all my life, and I have spent many years creating methods that now have become instinct. Different trends come and go, and I hope my work will stand the test of time and remain as relevant to its source as the day it was created and I hope the work evokes some wonderful emotions for the people viewing it.