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TRICIA REUST

Tricia Reust is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia and has become adept in recycling old pastel works. The excitement of producing completely new surfaces for pastel  from old paintings never ceases to thrill, and with our poor old world needing more than ever a reduction in waste, the techniques and methods to successfully achieve this deserve to be proclaimed!

Tricia rarely works on a plain paper surface. She prefers to start the story with underpaintings, texture and collage which necessitates the exploration of mediums and techniques good enough to present work of the highest archival standard.

Tricia often uses pastel on her canvas works, in portraits and mixed media. Tricia has established a relationship with Australian art materials manufacturers in order to maintain a working knowledge of products, enabling her to present work of the highest archival standard.

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Demonstration

New Work Surfaces from Old

Demonstration suitable for all levels

Tricia will show several processes presented on preparing various types of papers for pastel - repairing torn papers; and how to make new surface for pastel over an old one

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Workshop

Pastel over Gesso Texture on Paper

Student Experience Level: All Students

Participants will place gesso in textured areas on the paper and create a landscape (choice of abstracted or traditional) using pastel wet for the underpainting. Techniques include using pastel wet and replacing tooth on paper for pastel work.

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Demonstration

 Using Pastel Wet - including Stamping and Stenciling

Demonstration suitable for all levels

Tricia will present techniques include using wet pastel on various papers and on canvas, making pastel a 'paint' for applications including stenciling and stamping; and establishing certain effects with wet pastel underpainting

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Workshop

Pastel over Collage on Canvas

Student Experience Level: All Students

Participants will place a collage of thin materials on canvas; glaze with acrylic paint and then draw a bird or other motif over this, and dry brush over certain areas, with pastel. Techniques include preparing canvas for pastel and how to seal pastel on canvas

*information subject to change*