PASA - Pastel Artists of South Australia

Message from the PASA President



From Your President:

We have been able to resume meetings at all three PASA venues in September.
As the Victor Harbor and Gawler chapters have smaller attendance relative to
 the size of their venue, they have the capacity to hold paint-together meetings. They have been making the most of this with some really interesting and lovely work arising.  This is possible with social distancing maintained with enough tables spread out around the space.
However, at Cooinda Marion meetings we have a current main hall space limiting the capacity. This is why you will see the program for Marion remain as demonstrations during Spring. We are running a short 2 hour meeting there, with a demonstrator invited to offer a tuition component on composition or colour theory, for instance, as well as demonstrating their painting technique. 

Thank you to everyone for cheerfully masking up and doing the QR code check in for attendance.

Lesley Jorgensen is in conversation with tutors regarding workshops. A trial workshop via Zoom and padlet is on offer for October with Lyn Diefenbach in portraiture. There are still some spaces available so please contact Lesley if you think you might like to explore this format of a 2 day workshop. I note the other pastel societies are moving in this direction as we adapt to
the pandemic: the Pastel Society of Australia and Vic Pastel are holding Zoom meetings, demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops. This may be what 2022 looks like: we are all trying to find a way forward.

Pastels at Strathalbyn, our latest PASA Exhibition will be underway at the Station Masters Gallery in Strathalbyn for October. This is a good opportunity to encourage everyone you know to go for a drive and visit, with school holidays and a Long Weekend included. Thank you to the sub-committee managing the Exhibition. 

Let's hope for lots of visitors and some beautiful fresh new art going home with people to enrich their lives.

Happy Pastel Painting everyone!
Karan Hudson




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