Pastel Adventures with Karol Oakley

July 13 & 14, 9-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Pastel Adventures is a workshop for those new to pastel and those who want to learn new skills. We go through the basics of pastel strokes and build on this for some fun adventures in pastel. Have you ever tried under-painting for pastels? It’s a way of giving your painting a deeper and richer look while sealing in the first coat of pastel for the fun strokes to be used on top. Based on Seascapes, Landscapes and Cloudscapes we will trial four methods and materials for under painting. Each step of the way is explained and demonstrated with questions encouraged. This is a structured workshop with achievable learning steps in place to build your skills and confidence. Come and have fun, experiment and play, see what happens.

We will provide basic pastels and brushes.  You bring 4 large bulldog clips,  old cloth/face washer size, visual diary, 2B pencil, small atomizer spray bottle, camera/ipad/phone, chocolate for the tutor, water and food.  The second day we may go on location in which case you will also need a chair, hat, sunscreen.  If you have your own pastels please bring them.

Thanks to a the Artist Development Grant HARTZ received from the town of Port Hedland, we are able to reduce the original ticket price to $220/person. HARTZ members discounted price is $200/person. To reserve your space pay via EFT: HARTZ, Westpac, BSB: 036183, Acc: 210717. Please send us an email at so we know you have signed up.

Please meet at the HARTZ studio at 9am.

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Wednesday Night Open Studio: 6 to 8pm

Come and share our creative space where you can meet like-minded people in a relaxed social atmosphere and work on your art/craft projects or learn a new skill. This is your opportunity to dedicate time for you and your art. Bring a project and the necessary materials or just come for inspiration. We have limited art supplies but we can probably find something that will excite you!

Come when you want, work on what you like. Sometimes we have a planned activity.  Participate if you like or do your own thing!

Cost is free for HARTZ Members. $5 for non-members however you can attend your first 3 open studios for free.

We meet in the shed behind the 2 roller doors.  Walk up the driveway, go down the short path left of the shed and there is a door to the right.