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Tricia Reust’s Materials List for Classes with Coochie Group!!

We’re delighted that Tricia Reust will be back Tutoring Coochie Group with more of her special magic, including exploring Collagraphs. Below is her Materials List – quite extensive, but first lesson is not until 27th August, so we have time to assemble it all. Can’t wait!
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Master Pastellist Penny Gilbert-Ng continued the transformation of the underwash horror subject! into a captivating portrait of a handsome, compassionate young man. This process was handled so deftly, with such a light touch, that it was a revelation to see his image emerge. Thank you Penny, for a magic day, where we learned so much and had so much enjoyment. What a great day, thank you!

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More Magic with Master Pastellist Penny

Penny continued with the watercolour underwashes, strengthening the tones and providing the bones for the portrait, pun intended! The “monster” of underwashes was tamed by Penny’s remarkable touches with pastels. So light, so delicately applied! It was a revelation to this avowed non-Pastellist! More images to follow.

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Pastel Perfection with Penny!

Penny continued her magic classes with The Coochie Group today, starting with her drawing, followed by the watercolour background. The subject appeared scarily appropriate to a horror movie, until Penny started her pastel magic. Amazing how the subject was pulled out of the watercolour undercoat! Fabulous stuff and such an enjoyable, fun day.

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Hot Times on a Cold, Cold Day!

A few hardy members of the Coochie Art Group braved the cold at a tutor-free day on Coochie today. Led by well-known trend setter Gilly, we painted up a storm and had a ball!

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More Magic with Penny!

Here, Penny’s painting continues the journey to fabulous! Thanks Penny for a wonderful class.

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Fabulous Class with Master Pastellist Penny Gilbert-Ng!

Wow! What a great class we had today with Penny, one of our favourite tutors. Penny conjured magic with loose watercolours dripping down the pastel paper. Then suddenly, with the lightest of touches and much imagination, a superb pastel landscape emerged! Thanks Penny, for your generosity with your teaching and painting. Can’t wait for the Pastel Portraits over Watercolour with Penny’s next class on 18/6/19. Visitors welcome as long as we have room in the Hall. 0417 780 154 – Jan or

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Fabulous Pastel Landscapes with Penelope Gilbert-Ng

Please find below, Penelope’s Material’s List for our Pastel Landscape over Watercolour background on 28th May.
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Changes to Master Pastellist, Penelope Gilbert-Ng’s, Pastel Classes with CAG

Coochie Art Group has had to reschedule Penny’s last 2 Pastel Classes. On 28th May, Penny will be teaching pastel landscape over a watercolour background – a fabulous method to build extra depth. On 18th June, Penny will be teaching pastel Portraits over a watercolour background. Visitors are welcome as long as space permits. Please call Jan 0417780154 for more details.

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Materials List for Pastel Classes with Penelope Gilbert-Ng.

Coochie Art Group is delighted to announce that we will be enjoying pastel classes in Term 2, with Master Pastellist (and another of favourite Coochie tutors!), Penelope Gilbert-Ng. On 14May, we’ll be exploring pastel Portraits over a toned watercolour background. We’ll begin with a thumbnail drawing of shapes of light and shadow design, then draw up on paper and tone paper with watercolour in readiness for pastel application. This will be about the creative process, not enlarging to a photo real image. In later lessons, Penny will include landscapes in Pastel, over Watercolour background. We can’t wait – sounds fantastic!

Visitors are welcome as long as class numbers permit. Please contact Jan Cox 0417 780 154 or email for more details.
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