The Pastel Landscape – Amanda McLean (18-19 November 2023)


Date Saturday – Sunday 18-19 November 2023
Time 10am – 4pm (6 hours per day, 12 in total)
Location CAW, Studio B
Address 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
Class size 12 maximum (plus tutor and/or model)

$317.00 (including GST): CAW Member | ASOC Coupon

$396.00 (including GST): Non-Member

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In this workshop participants can expect to learn techniques and tips using Soft Pastel to depict the major elements of the landscape. Amanda will share with you her approach and work through individual problems. We will spend time looking at the major elements and how best to approach them. Participants will supply their own subject material, reflecting their own areas of interest. This is not a “paint by numbers class” and participants are encouraged to develop their own individual styles. Those more experienced Pastelists or participants who have worked with Amanda before can expect more challenging exercises.

Materials list

  • A selection of good quality pastels.

  • A selection of pastel paper suitable for your subjects

  • Kneadable Eraser

  • A black & a white Charcoal pencil

  • A cheap, stiff bristled “Bright” (short brittles) paintbrush.

  • Glassine paper.

  • A sketchbook or paper, for tonal studies & taking notes. Pen or Biro

  • 1 Black & 2 grey (one light & one mid toned) markers like Prisma colour, Copic or Promarkers.

  • Newsprint or Butchers paper for backing.

  • Easel

  • Backing board & push pins or Bulldog clips.

  • Thick Baby Wipes

  • A selection of YOUR OWN photographs. Not images copied from the net or the work of another artist. If you don’t have any go out & take some. Ideally covering some major elements of the Landscape. You can cover two topics in the one subject but aim for at least one possibly two paintings per day. Ideally your pictures should contain Grasses, Sky/clouds, trees and water. I will be demonstrating these elements in combination. Probably grasses and clouds one day and trees and water the next.

Handy but not essential

  • Ruler.

  • Scissors.

  • Masking tape

About the tutor

Amanda McLean is an internationally renowned Pastel Artist who has been painting with the medium for over 35 years. She has a passion for the Australian landscape and her work is hailed for its sensitivity and ‘sense of place’.

She has written extensively for national and international Art publications and was an editorial consultant to Australian Artist for many years. Amanda also worked closely with Australian Company Art Spectrum to produce a wide range of new pastel colours. She has conducted workshops all over Australia and internationally.

A popular tutor, her teaching style is positive, empathetic, she is generous in sharing knowledge and well known for getting great “results” from her many students.

Amanda was featured on ‘Colour In Your Life’, an international art documentary series now available on YouTube. Instagram:@amandamcleanfineart Facebook: Amanda McLean Fine Art


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