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Impressionistic Painting with Pastels with Dave Denson

Location: 
North Vancouver
Sat, January 26, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, January 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

January 17, 2019 – Please note: The 10:30 AM demonstration is now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest! Note: there is still room on the 2 PM demonstration.

This is a great intro if you’ve been thinking of trying pastels but don’t know where to begin.

Or maybe you’ve used pastels as a drawing medium and would like to learn a simple approach to using pastels in a painterly way. Dave will demonstrate how he uses pastels to create a colourful impression of a typical urban street scene. Working on a dark prepared surface he’ll show how the properties of the surface add depth to the painting and allow for multiple layers. He’ll also explain the differences between the various brands of soft pastel and how each can be used to achieve different results. And if there’s time he’ll cover the framing of a pastel painting.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.


Dave began his artistic career creating pastel paintings of cityscapes and intimate urban scenes from Canada and abroad. Soft pastels provided the opportunity to express his vision in an immediate way. More recently, he has begun working with oils and exploring British Columbia landscapes, with his cottage on Mudge Island and his travels in northern BC providing inspiration. His work in either medium favours a bold palette with intense colour, strong contrast, and an invitation to explore deeper within each painting.

Dave regularly shows his work at the Eastside Culture Crawl and is the Chair of the Board for the 901 Artists’ Co-operative, located at Portside Studios in East Vancouver. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Artists of Canada and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. His work can be found in numerous private collections and he has presented his pastel and oil paintings in juried and popular shows in Vancouver.

For more information about Dave and his work visit www.davedenson.com

Impressionistic Painting with Pastels
Impressionistic Painting with Pastels