Richard Suckling – Be Bolder with Your Pastels (Online); Tuesdays, October 3 & 10, 2023

Date: Tuesdays, October 3 & 10, 2023
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time (12:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/5:00-7:00 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Pastel

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In this two-day workshop, we will concentrate on encouraging a bolder approach to pastel painting. We will discover how being more adventurous with our mark making, colour choices and compositions, will help us to push our pastel painting beyond the purely representational approach to the pastel medium. This workshop will encourage students to step out of their comfort zone and to embrace their pastel wild side!

Richard Suckling studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art and worked for a number of years as an illustrator in London, before heading to the beautiful West of England to pursue a new career as a painter. He works almost exclusively in soft pastels and sells his work worldwide through galleries and privately through his social media pages and website.

He enjoys teaching regular workshops, throughout the UK, as well as pastel demonstrations and workshops on-line worldwide. He was one of the faculty members for Pastel Live in 2022, as well as appearing on Art School live with Eric Rhoads, and is currently a member of the advisory board for the Pastel Today website.

As well as writing regularly for magazines extolling the virtues of this amazing medium, including The Artist Magazine in the UK, articles on Richard’s work have also appeared in Plein Air Magazine in the US, Practique Des Arts in France, Pastel World Magazine in China.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.