Learn pastel painting

Louise AllinghamNorth West Telegraph
Pastel piece of a beach path by Val Brooks
Camera IconPastel piece of a beach path by Val Brooks Credit: Val Brooks

Artist Val Brooks is coming to Hedland to host a two-day pastel workshop at the Hedland Arts Council studio on June 24 and 25.

Brooks is a pastel artist who was struck by the quality of light and amazing colours of the landscape when she moved to Australia from the UK in 1981.

She has studied pastel and oil painting and is a member of the Pastel Society and the WA Society of Art.

Brooks has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the State and won a series of awards including first prize at the 2007 pastel society annual exhibition and best works on paper at the Joondalup City Community Exhibition in 2005.

Throughout the two-day workshop, participants will create a beach path pastel of their choice and learn the finer skills of painting with pastels including how to create depth in a scene and how to use pastels to best complement their artistic style.

The workshop is open to adults and mature children of all artistic skill and is best suited to beginners and those wanting to learn a new skill.

Pastels, primer, mat boards and easels will be provided. However, participants are required to bring some equipment themselves such as aprons, old rags or towels, a ruler and an image of a beach you would like to paint.

Contact art@hartz.org.au to secure a spot.

The class is limited to just 16 people.

HARTZ is also seeking volunteers and committee members to keep the organisation up and running.

Becoming a volunteer or committee member gives people the opportunity to help run HARTZ events, workshops and open studio nights, meet new people and explore numerous creative media and outlets.

For more information, visit hartz.org.au.

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