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Janet is a generous, talented teacher who concentrates on bringing out the best in students; improving their art skills and individual creativity. She has been creating, exhibiting and teaching pastels for over 35 years, holding eleven solo exhibitions, exhibiting in many group exhibitions, published in books and magazines, nationally and internationally.

Janet studied pastel portraiture with Daniel Greene, New York 1984, ’85. She has received many awards including; the Allied Artists of America Award, Pastel Society of America annual exhibition, New York City ’93, winner of the Inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize, Victoria 2019, and selected as a semi-finalist in the national, prestigious Doug Moran prize ’21. A founding member, first Vice President of the PSVA, signature member of the Pastel Society of America.

For a taster of what you will see and learn in the workshops and demonstrations follow the links to Janet's portrait sketch and oil pastel portrait YouTube tutorials on her website. Or in her instagram profile @janethayesart

From Janet: "I have produced 2 YouTube videos for officeworks, they are on sketching a portrait with charcoal pencil, and rendering the same portrait with oil pastel, which I mention I use the same technique for with soft pastels as well, they are short videos, first under 4 minutes, 2nd under 5 minutes, jam packed full of information members and people interested in the expo I am sure would find helpful. "

JANET HAYES

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Demonstration

Pastel Portraits

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.

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Demonstration

Life Drawing

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.

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Workshop

Pastel Portraiture and Life Drawing | Full Day

Student Experience Level: All Students

 

In the morning: Learn how to produce a portrait with a believable likeness while working from life. You will receive one on one attention as you follow the steps Janet recommends for portraiture. She will explain why she works in a certain way, her portraiture considerations and she will generously share tips and knowledge. Students will produce a pastel portrait and achieve greater confidence in portrait painting.

 

In the afternoon: Life drawing is a basic skill of art practice. Learn how to work quickly and confidently from a live, nude model, so that you may be able to be comfortable in a life drawing session, or extend your life drawing abilities. Janet will show you how to place the figure on your surface, judge proportions easily and quickly, and choose a pastel technique for the figure. There will be plenty of one on one tuition in this class. You will produce several quick sketches and one or two finished life drawings

*information subject to change*

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