Saturday & Sunday, May 27th-28th, 2023
10.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Federation Academy 1310 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1
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Workshop Overview (2 Days):
Capturing the beautiful vistas that surround us has never been more enticing than when using soft pastel. Whether you are painting the fresh colours of spring, the lush colours of summer, or the rich tones of autumn, pastel conveys an immediate vibrancy from the moment you begin your painting.
In this two-day workshop we will work from our photo reference in a studio setting to complete our landscape painting. We will discuss cropping for design, planning for impact and enhancing colour relationships for an optimum painting. We will focus on elements that will strengthen composition and how to apply them. There will be emphasis on values and light. Personal evaluation and direction will encourage you to move to your next level of achievement.
Roberta will begin by demonstrating her initial approach and explaining each step as the painting develops. From start to finish, Roberta will provide knowledge, direction, and information to help you improve your painting skills and goals. As we proceed, she will give individual direction to each artist and offer input that will lend depth and texture to your painting.
Pastels are very effective when building your painting, subtly blending your colours, and creating depth, drama, and light. You will be able to sample the best pastels available from Roberta’s own selection to become more familiar with brands and colours you may like. Information regarding how and where to purchase your pastel supplies will be given.
Throughout the workshop, you will receive visual demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and consultation at your easel that will encourage and inspire you.
This workshop is suitable for every level of painting skill, whether you are already a pastel artist or you would like to learn how to paint with the velvety jewel colours pastel has to offer. The goal is to improve aspects of your current painting abilities and, with Roberta’s personal attention, strengthen weaker areas and challenge yourself to reach a new level of achievement. This may be just the inspiration that will energize your summer paintings and make art exciting again.
About the Instructor - Roberta Combs, SFCA
Roberta Combs is a Spilsbury Medal award winner in the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her work has been seen in such publications as International Artists Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and the Pastel Journal Magazine. She has exhibited in the Butler Institute of American Art, The Federation Gallery, the American Art Company, The National Arts Club Gallery and the Salmagundi Club in New York City, The Vose Gallery in Boston, and locations that include Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, and Albuquerque as well as France and Venice.
Roberta Combs is a Senior Signature Member in the Federation of Canadian Artists; an Eminent Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists Canada; has been awarded Senior Signature Status and the Northwest Pastel Society and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. Roberta has also been awarded Master Status Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America. She is the only Canadian to hold this distinction.
She is one of only six Canadians to receive the International Association of Pastel Societies Gold Medal, recognizing her designation as an artist of the Master Circle. Combs is also a featured artist in the Northlight book, Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists.
Cost for 2 days:
Register online by clicking "Register Now", or register by phone at 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery (Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm).
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