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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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. 

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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*