Workshop with Terry Baker - The Art of Oil Pastel Painting
This workshop provides you with all you will need to know about using Oil pastels. What could be better than learning from an expert and spending a day in the Cheshire Countryside and the beautiful setting of The Orchards Dairy Farm.
Oil pastels are a very versatile medium giving vibrant and easily manipulated colours. They can be used in many ways other than as simple crayons.
In this workshop they will be used with turpentine or white spirit to effectively ‘liquify’ the pastels so that they can be manipulated with a brush, much like oil paint. This can create all kinds of interesting effects.
The workshop will comprise:
- Introduction. What oil pastels are and what they can achieve.
- Applying to the surface. We shall be using greyboard, which has a ‘tooth’ (surface texture) and is slightly absorbent.
- The use of white spirits for blending and smoothing
- Building up layers
- Sealing the finished work
Terry Baker is a highly experienced teacher and lecturer in art who now lives in Derbyshire where he has a studio. He has a BA in Fine Art and a MA in Photography. He is also a member of the Peak District Artisans. One of his recent works was selected for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Terry will guide and take you through all the steps necessary to master this interesting art medium. Tea and coffee will be provided but either bring a packed lunch or you can eat in the café opposite. Workshops usually sell out quickly so early booking is required.