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JANET

HAYES

Janet Hayes has had eight solo exhibitions in Australia and her artworks have been published in magazines and books nationally, and internationally. 

Portraits, figure studies and still life are predominant in her work and she is currently working on pastels in her series of Ballet and Dance, and her Nature series, as well as her ongoing series of figures; she uses the soft, sensuous attributes of pastel to express those qualities in the nudes. She is inspired to occasionally paint landscapes which often incorporate lotus and waterlilies.

As an artist who shares her skills Janet is a sought after teacher for art classes, workshops, demonstrations and as a judge of art shows and competitions.

Janet was a founding member and first Vice President of the Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an honorary member of both the PSVA and the Societe des Pastellistes de France.

For a taster of what you will learn in the workshops, follow the links to Janet’s portrait sketch and pastel portrait short YouTube tutorials on her website janethayes.com.au or in her Instagram profile @janethayesart

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Portraiture

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Student Experience Level: All Students

 

Working from a live model Janet will demonstrate a portrait using soft pastels, sharing her skills and insights. Composition, proportions and angles, tone (light and dark), colour, backgrounds and pastel technique will be covered. Watch a portrait come to life quickly as Janet describes the steps involved in sketching and rendering a pastel portrait with a believable likeness.

Life Drawing - Naturalistic, Expressive, Individual

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Student Experience Level: All Students

 

Starting with a series of short exercises in charcoal and soft pastel, whilst working from a live nude model, Janet will guide you through the fundamentals of life drawing which will improve your skills
and enable you to create in a studio or group life drawing environment. The second part of the workshop Janet will demonstrate a life drawing, sharing her skills and insights, step by step so that
you can apply what you learn directly to your own work as you create a finished life drawing.


Composition, proportions and angles, tone (light and dark), colour, backgrounds, pastel technique and an individual, creative representation will be covered. Janet will spend time one on one with participants providing feedback and information on how to build skills and enhance artwork. Participants will create and take home several life drawing sketches and a finished life drawing study.

The Clothed Figure

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Student Experience Level: All Students

 

Watch the figure come to life quickly as Janet describes the steps involved in sketching and rendering a pastel clothed figure portrait, whilst handling the challenge of proportions such as the
relative sizes of the head, body, limbs, hands and feet, and explaining the common pitfalls associated with these proportions. Working from a live model Janet will demonstrate a full length
portrait using soft pastels, sharing her skills and insights. Composition, proportions and angles, tone
(light and dark), colour, backgrounds and pastel technique will be covered.

Portraits - Naturalistic, achieve a believable likeness

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Student Experience Level: All Students

 

Working from a live model Janet will demonstrate a portrait using soft pastels, sharing her skills and insights, step by step so that you can apply what you learn directly to your own work as you create a pastel portrait. Composition, proportions and angles, tone (light and dark), colour, backgrounds and
pastel technique will be covered. Janet will spend time one on one with participants providing feedback and information on how to build skills and enhance artwork. Participants will create and take home a pastel portrait with a believable likeness.