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Sunday 28th May 2017
Subject: Serval
Medium: Pastel on velour
Length: 1-day
Included in the workshop: All materials, light refreshments, all tuition.
Suitable for: Beginners & advanced artists
Location: South Muskham Village Hall, Main Street, South Muskham, Newark,
Nottinghamshire. NG23 6EE
Times: 10am-4pm (arrive 9.30am)

Servals, found mainly in southern Africa, like the cover of long grasses and reeds. The size of their ears indicates that their sensitive hearing can locate prey as small as an insect.

The subject for this workshop is a serval from the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, and will be Vic’s first ever workshop featuring this beautiful cat.

Pastels and velour are, of course, a great medium and support for painting furry animals. In addition to that, wonderful highlights can be added to enhance your painting, creating an atmospheric mood.

In this workshop, Vic will guide you through the stages of creating a pastel painting on the unique velour surface, using techniques that can then be applied to other subjects.

The painting will be based on the reference photo, but Vic will also show how you can adapt a photo to change the setting. In this case, we will be adding more grasses in the foreground for the serval to hide in.

You will learn the fundamentals of fur texturing with pastels, painting realistic eyes and soft-focus backgrounds.

The final technique towards the end of the session will be adding confident, expressive highlights to fur and grasses to create a painting with lots of charm and atmosphere.

All materials and light refreshments are included. Please bring your own easel if you need one as well as your lunch.

'Serval' Pastel Workshop

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