Everyman Theatre: dot-art: Introduction to Pastels

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    Everyman Theatre: dot-art: Introduction to Pastels

    Venue: Everyman Theatre
    Dates: 18/05/19
    Times: 11:00 - 17:00

    Learn the fundamentals of using soft pastels in this 3 day course led by artist and tutor Mia Cathcart.

    ***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***

    Saturdays form 18th May 2019, 11am – 5pm (£125 for 3 day course)

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    Starting with the basics of soft pastels and using the work of pastelist Childe Hassam as a case study, we will each recreate some of his famous works over this three day introductory course.

    “Childe Hassam was one of the most notable American Impressionists working in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He is also one of the most famous American pastelists.

    He exhibited in the fourth, final, show of the Society of Painters in Pastel in New York in 1890. The urban landscape, summer gardens and abstracted night skies all were captured by his hand, working in this medium.”

    Day 1. Basic Techniques

    On the first day, using still life objects, we will practice basic techniques including; blending, colour mixing, cross hatching, stippling and sgraffito.

    Day 2. Landscape

    Using the techniques learnt in Day 1, we will each recreate one of Hassam’s famous portraits. Basic landscapers for beginners, to more detailed landscapes for people looking for a refresh.

    Day 3. Portrait

    In the final session we will recreate one of Hassam’s famous portraits, perfecting the techniques learnt in the previous 2 sessions.

    Tutor: Mia Cathcart

    Mia is an experienced artist and tutor having led dot-art Schools workshops as well as advanced adult classes.


    Spring Programme 2019

    18th, 25th May

    1st June


    Everyman Theatre, Room Ev4, 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH

    The Everyman Theatre stands at the north end of Hope Street, Liverpool


    £125 for the 3 day course (full course must be booked in advance)

    It is possible to split this cost into two payments, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.


    You will need to provide some of your own materials to take with you. Ticket holders will receive an email with a detailed list of essentials 2-3 weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to receive this list earlier, please contact info@dot-art.com or call 0345 017 6660.


    • There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
    • To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.