The South Coast Pastel Society Inc. is gearing up for the next 12 months of pastel and art activities. Exhibitions, workshops, pavement painting, member talks and meetings are just some of the planned items on the agenda.
Always keeping a fresh approach to art the group finalised 2016 with an excellent workshop conducted by Canberra pastelist, Amanda McLean, where the participants learnt another new approach in applying pastel. Some of these works will be on display along with a variety of styles and techniques at an upcoming exhibition.
The Art Sale and Exhibition which starts on January 20 and concludes on January 27, will be held at the Batemans Bay Surf Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay. All works are for sale and the exhibition will be open from 10am-4pm daily with entry of a gold coin donation assisting the Surf Club.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Pastel Society is also holding great kids activities which have proven popular with local and visiting children. Pavement painting attracts a variety of ages and styles and the budding artists produce some excellent art works. The Society provides the materials and there is no need to register, however children under 6 require adult supervision. Just show up with your enthusiasm on Monday, January 23, at 10am and finish at 12 noon.
On Thursday, January 26, there will be a small workshop “Pastel on Canvas” designed to be fun for beginners. Held from 10am-12 noon, all materials are supplied and is free.
Other items on the Society’s agenda include the workshop in March by Queensland artist Louise Corke, the Easter exhibition “Passion of Pastel and Poetry”and some further beginners’ workshops.
Members are reminded that the first meeting will be at the Tomakin Sports & Leisure Club on February 7, starting at 10.15am. There will be a guest speaker.
New members are welcome and information about the Society is available from our website www.southcoastpastelsociety.com.
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