Abstract Trees and Soft Pastels with Wendy Welch




FREE per person


1h 30min

About This Experience

Join Wend Welch and discover three ways to draw abstract trees with soft pastels: a close view of tree trunks, a focus on letting the branching pattern create an abstract design and a view of looking up at branches against the sky. The demo emphasis will be on creating simple compositions and using colours in the background to enhance the design.


Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Pads, 9 x 12”

Rembrandt Soft Pastel Set Half Stick General Selection (10 pastels)

Black conté crayon 2B

Sinoart Blending stump #6

Staedtler Mars plastic eraser

Soft rag for blending


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Wendy Welch is a Victoria-based artist whose work most often revolves around explorations of the natural world, including biology, geology and botany. She receives a BFA (with Honours) from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA from UVic. Wendy’s work has been displayed in Canada and the USA, including solo exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Open Space. More recently, she exhibited an installation of 103 watercolour paintings of different sizes called “World Without Ice” at the Victoria Arts Council. Wendy is the Executive Director of the Vancouver Island School of Art, which she founded in 2004.

Website: wendywelch.com
Vancouver Island School of Art: Wendy Welch