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Welcome to my Workshops

In each weekend workshop you will learn key principles of composition, colour and pastel application that will allow you to handle the pastel medium with confidence. Learn to simpl​ify complex images and build pastels in layers to render accurately and create atmosphere in your paintings. These workshops include demonstrations and and individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals. Exercises are designed to develop new skills and challenge our approach to working. Materials not included. See below for more specific detail on each workshops theme.

Each course is ALL LEVELS

Workshops

OCTOBER 26 & 27

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PUT COLOUR AND LIGHT INTO YOUR PASTELS

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November 23 & 24

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BUILDING A PASTEL FROM START TO FINISH

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Course descriptions

OCTOBER 26 & 27

PUT COLOUR AND LIGHT INTO YOUR PASTELS


In this workshop, we learn to make sense of the colours in our palette and use them to build pastel work that is fresh and bright, not muddy and over worked. Begin to understand your light source so you can make creative decision that pay attention to colour harmony and balance, while infusing energy and atmosphere into your work. Group discussion and a pastel demonstration will guide you through all the important stages of building your pastel and will include:

  • Understanding colour and value
  • Colour temperature - and how to use it
  • Using broken colour
  • Putting colour harmony and balance into your work
  • Understanding and using reflected light


The workshop includes handouts, demonstrations, exercises, individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals, group discussion and a final critique. Exercise are designed to develop new skills and challenge our approach to working. Materials are not included. Each class is limited to 14 people. 



NOVEMBER 23 & 24

BUILDING A STRONG PASTEL PAINTING FROM START TO FINISH

In this workshop we will cover key principles of composition, cropping and editing to bring out your subject, and how to effectively build your image from a sketch to a finished pastel painting.  Group discussion and a  pastel demonstration will guide you through all the important stages of building your pastel and will include:


  • cropping and editing your subject
  • Creating a value map to guide your colour application
  • How to work with the pastel wet and dry
  • How to build a strong underpainting
  • How to simplify the details 
  • Strategies in when to use hard and soft pastels- how to layer pastel


Each workshop includes handouts, demonstrations, individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals, group discussion and a final critique. Exercise are designed to develop new skills and challenge our approach to working (materials not included). Each class is limited to 14 people. 




Course details and how to register

Additional Information


TIME: 10:00AM - 4:30PM BOTH DAYS 
COST:  
$240 + HST  ($271.20)
LOCATION:
YORK CENTRE, 490 YORK ROAD ('OTHERWISE STUDIO' - BUILDING I, SUITE  201), GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA

REGISTRATION
To register please email:  jessicamasters02@gmail.com  or  call 1-519-829-0641 and provide the following information:

  1. Indicate which session and date  you would like to attend.
  2. Provide payment: Payment via chq or e-transfer (preferred method). Payment is due within 48hrs of registration and a materials list will be mailed to you once payment is received.  
  3. Please provide contact information -  email and phone number


*Payment in full secures your spot

*If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel your registration 30 days before the class start date you will receive a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Less than 30 days before start date there are no refunds.  

Please note: Jessica reserves the right to cancel any class that is under-subscribed and, in such a case, guarantees a full refund of tuition. Jessica is not responsible for travel expenses. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact

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Pastel workshop with Jessica Masters

C$ 240.00
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Testimonials

"Jessica's insight and encouragement helped me discover the bold, painterly style that had been eluding me". 
Susan Typert

"Jessica is not only a wonderful teacher and artist but she is also the most welcoming host...and that makes her workshops something truly special.  I had so much fun while I was learning, I can't wait for the next time. " 
Andrea Pyman-Varangura 


"I attended Jessica Master's July, 2017 workshop held in Thornbury, Ontario, and can very much recommend Ms. Master's  approaches to using pastels and teaching.  Jessica is a terrifically generous teacher with materials and her demos, and has developed the uncanny ability to work with each participant at the right level.  Great planning and execution provided comfortable working spaces.  Fit this workshop into your schedule." 
Catherine