Brent Butt
Demo Night @ The Mill Pond Gallery
Demo Night @ The Mill Pond Gallery
Ruth Rodgers
Slide presentation and demo of Soft Pastels
  • Demo: Monday April 08, 2013
    7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Workshop: Sunday April 21, 2013 
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $45 for RHGA members, $55 for non-members

This one-day Introduction to Pastels will make use of a cloud study to familiarize students with the medium, materials, and techniques of soft (not oil) pastels. Students will complete a finished study and may also work on a second scene of their choice. Resource photos will be supplied.

Ruth Rodgers; the current President of the Pastel Artists Canada and a designated Master Pastellist, has been painting in pastel for six years, but has created art all her life while working as a college educator. Although primarily a landscape painter, Ruth also creates figure paintings in themed series. The most recent of these is an exploration of the impact of the "princess" myths on the image of women, which was shown at the Whitby Station Gallery in January-February 2013. Ruth is an eager teacher of pastel through frequent workshops and private lessons.  She will be relocating to British Columbia in July 2013, where she hopes to establish herself in the local arts community on the Sunshine Coast.


The Mill Pond Gallery is located in the heart of Richmond Hill across from the beautiful Mill Pond Park.

Location: Mill Pond Gallery
                 314 Mill Street

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