Animals in Pastel
Working from a photograph.
It is important to bring good, clear, reference photographs to work from i.e..Good light on the subject, preferably not to have been taken with flash. A semi-profile pose is preferable for a portrait but not essential, with lighting from the side.
Cathy will give a demonstration of which can be returned to at any time during the day.
The day will be informal, and if you have any particular problem that needs addressing we can work through it individually or as a group.
About the Artist
An award winning artist, Catherine works predominantly in soft pastels with a wide variety of subjects and is well known for her wildlife work.
She specialises in commission work for portraits and pet & animal portraits.
She has regularly exhibited in the Westminster Gallery and The Mall Galleries London, also with The Kennel Club Art Gallery, London. She exhibits widely throughout the U.K. and has held several joint and solo exhibitions.
In 2005 She was elected to full membership of the Society of Women Artists and in 2011 won two awards, The Frank Herring & Son Easel Award and Jacksons People's' Choice Award at the Society's Celebratory 150th SWA Exhibition held in the Mall Galleries London. Following in 2014 with the presentation of The Winsor & Newton Fine Art Award at the SWA annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries.
Her work hangs in many areas of the UK, also China, Europe, South Africa, Australia and the USA. She is included in Who's Who in Art.
Materials to Bring
Soft pastels but not any oil pastels
An old tea towel for keeping the hands clean
Baby wipes or a damp flannel
An old oil painting brush and a rubber to get rid of any mistakes, pastel is very forgiving
U Art Sanded or Canson Mi-tientes Touch Paper in A3 or 16 x 12"
All materials are available to purchase from Calder Graphics if needed.
Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:
1 x Table Top Easel
1 x 13 x 17 12mm Warp resistant MDF Board
1 x Paint Pot
1 x Palette or Plate
Masking Tape and other sundry products are also available.
Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking, either through the shop or online. Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason full refunds will be given up to 48 hours before.
You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484422991 or visit in store.
We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site: Calder Graphics. This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.
If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.
Please bear with us while we develop our new website where a new booking method will also be available with details of all our classes.
Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour. Food is available to purchase on the day through the Blue Rooms Cafe on the ground floor. They serve both hot and cold meals and offer a 20% discount to everyone attending the event. Alternatively you may bring your own lunch.
The nearest car park available to the venue is the multistorey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below. The cost of the car park is £2.00 for 3 hours (all levels) or £4.00 for 10 hours (upper two levels only
Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME OF THE WORKSHOP AND “CHECK IN” AT CALDER GRAPHICS ON THE GROUND FLOOR.