from AU$75.00


With Janet Hayes

Next Available: Sun, 14 Aug 11:00AM (AEST)
4 hours 30 minutes


Pastel is a unique medium; it has a soft, velvety texture and can be used for both drawing and

painting (either sketching or building thick layers of pigment using the pastel sticks, producing a

more finished artwork). Pastels are immediate (no mixing or waiting for areas to dry), easy to set

up and pack up, and is the closest to working with colour pigments. It is ideal for any subject but

particularly portraits and life drawing. Janet will explain the materials required and how to use

them. Followed by a demonstrate of pastel technique while creating a still life artwork from a still

life setup. Each step will be explained and you will be able to follow along on your own artwork;

finishing a pastel still life, or subject from your own photo reference if you prefer, in the workshop.

Janet has had over 30 years experience creating, exhibiting and teaching pastel.

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What you will learn

  • 2) how to use pastel
  • 3) how to create a still life

What you will get

  • 1) competency with pastel
  • 2) group tuition and one on one tuition

What to bring

  • Backing Board. Foamcore (from art store) can be cut to size with Stanley knife or cutter 52x66cm. 4 lg bulldog clips, 10sheets of butcher’s paper or bulky news paper for padding underneath pastel paper. 1 sheet of Canson Mi-tientes pastel paper 50x64cm mid grey colour (available for purchase at class) 1 stick of soft willow or vine charcoal. Some Easels supplied but if you have a portable easel please bring one. An assorted set of soft pastels. Bring whatever you have. If you are not ready to make a large investment in pastels and just want to try them out, you can purchase an inexpensive set such as a 24 piece Mungyo set (from art stores or some news agents. Or a guide to minimum Artist quality pastels Rembrandt as follows. Dark Mid Light in Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, English Red, Bluish Grey, Mars Violet, 1 of Ultramarine Deep, Deep Yellow, permanent Red Deep, permanent Green Deep, Orange, Blue Violet. Fixative provided, Still Life provided, but you are welcome to bring your own reference.

What to wear

Casual clothes you don’t mind getting messy

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Janet Hayes is an artist with over 30 years creating, exhibiting and teaching experience.

YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub

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YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub is a new contemporary creative space opening soon in the middle of Healesville.   It’s about ‘the Arts’, excellence, inspiration & learning.

We are currently seeking, designers, artists & practitioners to join us in  developing a workshop and education program.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

If you can't attend the class:

YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub 's refund policy is moderate.

  • Refunds: You may claim a refund, if you cancel up to 2 days before class starts. A AU$5.00 fee applies.
  • Transfers: If you cancel up to 2 days before the start date of the original class, you may transfer to a different class date or another class altogether from the same vendor. Free of charge.
  • Credit Notes: You may cancel up to 2 days before class starts and receive a credit note. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

YAVA workshops are offered by YAVA in partnership with the Workshop facilitator.

Workshop payment is generally required at time of booking .  For payment over time options please enquire through workshops@yava,  

Useful Info:

Disabled access is available at the rear of YAVA, enter via Furmston Lane.  Otherwise suggested parking locations are:

- Shopping Centre carpark (3 hours)

- Furmston Lane (all day parking)

- River St Carpark (all day parking, access via Green St)

- Taber Lane (all day parking)

- other street parking, just check the signs.

Find us from the main street, near the pedestrian crossing, up the stairs in between Country Smart and KG (see our balcony upstairs)

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