GLADSTONE WORKSHOP


GLAD 01Last Friday I flew to Gladstone in sunny Queensland for a 2-day coloured pencil workshop. I enjoy spreading the ‘gospel’ of cp, and this was an opportunity that I was really looking forward to.

Gladstone is a mining town and like so many towns in Australia, it has a thriving arts community. My group of 15 students were a delight to teach. For 2 days we explored, experimented, overcame problems and achieved great results. By late Sunday afternoon they had produced an impressive folio of work that was displayed and I gave a talk and answered questions to the group and a number of invited guests. The local art shop provided most of the art materials. They even donated a box of 150 Prismacolors! I brought with me tins of Polychromos, Coloursoft and Inktense pencils to ‘add’ to the mix. So keen were 8 members of the group that they started half an hour early on Sunday morning!

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What really pleased me about this workshop was the enthusiasm of all who participated. It is vital that such a workshop is undertaken with an open mind and a willingness to try new ideas and materials. Problems often occur, but these can be overcome and be a valuable learning experience in themselves. Coloured pencil is a wonderful, but sadly underrated medium in Australia. I treasure any opportunity to show people what these pencils can do. I must make mention of how friendly, welcoming and hospitable people were during my time in Gladstone. I’d certainly love a return visit.

Richard

Below is a sample of some of the work created.

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About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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4 Responses to GLADSTONE WORKSHOP

  1. J. Stachow says:

    Hi, Come join my facebook group “Justgottapaint in Colored Pencils”, would love to have you! Barb Stachow (Alberta, Canada) Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:56:20 +0000 To: j_stachow@hotmail.com

  2. There are some wonderful looking images there. It amazes me what people can create. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

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