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Our PASTELS INTENSIVE is a new 4 week workshop with artist Filomena Coppola!

In the first two sessions you will discover the beauty and diversity of the dry pastel medium!  You will specifically learn about the different brands of pastels and how to work with them to achieve the outcome that you require, gain an understanding of how they respond to different paper surfaces, and most importantly how to create different textures, surfaces, edges and blends.

During the second half of the workshop you will develop your own drawing and bring these skills into your own practice.  This will involve discussion as how to layer colour in the drawings, retain light, create edges, atmosphere and detail.

Filomena Coppola has been working in pastels for over 10 years and brings a uniquely practical insight to the workshop.  This workshop series provides technical knowledge to expand your understanding of working with pastels.  Beginners and experienced pastel artists are welcome.

Begins Sunday 8th September
4 weeks
1 – 5pm
Tutor: Filomena Coppola
$440 / $400 Concession

Beginners to experienced artists

– Your sketching materials
– Any pastels you already own

– Butchers and cartridge paper
– There are some sketching materials in the studio such as charcoal

Filomena Coppola completed her MFA at the University of Tasmania, Hobart in 1995.  She has exhibited widely and has been included in several drawing exhibitions including JADA Drawing Award, Robert Jacks Drawing Award, City of Banyule Drawing Award, Hutchins Drawing Prize and she was awarded City of Hobart Art Prize in 1994.  She has been the recipient of Regional Arts Victoria Project Funding in 2012, the Vermont Studio Centre Residency, USA in 2004, Ian Potter Foundation Individual Grant in 2001, Arts Tasmania Development Grant in 1999 and the Rosamond McCulloch Scholarship to the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris in 1997.

Her work is represented in collections including Artbank, Parliament House Collection Canberra, University of Tasmania Launceston and Hobart, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, The Hutchins School, and Banyule City Council.



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