Impressionist Pastel Drawing (Degas)

 


Art Masterclass


 

Impressionist Pastel Drawing (Degas)


3 Days Master Art Course → Book Online Now 

Over three days, you will learn Degas’s impressionist pastel drawing techniques, and the history of the celebrated artist plus other famous pastel works by Degas’s contemporaries.  Degas is famous for his pastel drawings and during this masterclass, our expert tutor will teach the colours he used, the layering technique through hatching and his genius compositional skills. Degas was a master of pastel drawing, and this is a unique opportunity to learn the vital stages of his method through speed drawing and more extended study of his works and still life. Unlock your potential with pastel drawings and add character and colour to your Impressionist still life composition through this dedicated art masterclass.

You can attend this art masterclass both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our masterclasses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Masterclass Structure:

  • Day one: Morning - Lecture on Degas, his pastel works and other contemporary impressionist pastel work, followed by the introduction of materials and set-up. Afternoon - Explanation and demonstration of light theory, value and colour theory.  Students will practice these concepts through still life of coloured boxes.
  • Day two: Morning - Explanation and demonstration of perspective, composition and Degas’s approach using the hatching techniques through quick demonstrations. Student practice quick and short studies from Degas's works. Afternoon – students will make a more extensive study from one of Degas’s pastel masterpieces.
  • Day three: Explanation and demonstration of how to draw a still life composition using Degas's method. For the rest of the day, students will practice this technique through timed sessions of drawing from different still life compositions around the studio.

By the end of the art course, you will have learnt about light theory, value, edges, perspective, colour theory and the hatching, layered pastel technique. Through this art masterclass, you will learn how to produce quick, short and medium pastel drawings of Degas’s masterpieces and still life compositions.

Key Techniques:

Our art tutors will provide you with booklets and manuals to aid your development. Content covered in this masterclass includes:

  • Learn to simplify and abstract shape
  • Create dynamic movement and vivid colour through hatching
  • Layering the pastel to create colour harmonies

Suitability

Suitable for adults and teens interested in Impressionist art and pastel drawing. All levels of drawing painting abilities, including the complete beginner.

How to Book

We run 5 master art courses a year,  each course lasts 3 days.
1. Purchase the course below, email us with one of your prefered timeslots below to reserve your booking.
Upcoming Course Dates:  A: 6-8 Dec 2021,  Occurrence:  B:14-16 Feb → C:4-6 Apri →  D: 3 May - 1 June  → E:1-3 Aug   2022 
Duration: Mon-Wed   Time: 10:oo - 15:00    Lunch Break: 12-12:30pm   Booking Closes: 01/08/ 2022

2. You will receive an email with instructions about how to attend the masterclass online or on-site at our central London art studio.

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 Upcoming Course Dates: 

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A: 6-8 Dec 2021 
B:14-16 Feb → C:4-6 Apri → D:3 May-1 June  → E:1-3 Aug 2022 

Duration: Mon-Wed  Time: 10:oo-15:00   Lunch Break: 12-12:30pm

Booking Closes: 01/08/ 2022

Time left to book

This course is limited to 15 people only

Available seats left: 10

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£390 + VAT

MATERIALS

Using the right art materials plays an essential role in an art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from the list below, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have also designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order the recommended pack for this masterclass here below.

Artists’ Drawing Materials Pack

  • 15 graphite pencils with different levels of hardness
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • 1 white charcoal pencil
  • A4 sketchbook
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
  • Cotton black tote bag with gold embossing
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£90 | £56 + VAT

Artists’ Drawing Package

  • 15 graphite pencils with different levels of hardness
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • 1 white charcoal pencil
  • A4 sketchbook
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
  • Cotton black tote bag with gold embossing
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£90 | £56 + VAT

OUR TEACHERS

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

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