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Nel's Fabric Collections Go from Strength to Strength

Nel's new fabric collection Eden was launched at the Stitches Trade show at the NEC in February, this time the collection is to be supported by the great first Eden Little Designer Guide, which includes lovely ideas and patterns of what to do with the fabrics. Go to www.nelpatterns.co.uk to see more.

Diary Dates for 2014 Where You Will Find Me!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014
May 21st-24th
Chelsea Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, London
Stand EA33
Tues/ Wed Member Days 8-6pm
Thurs – Sat 8-6pm
Apply tickets via the RHS Website Order

North Yorks
Ripley Grand Sale
June 12th-15th
Ripley Castle Grounds, Ripley,Near Harrogate, North Yorks
Thurs – Sat 10-6pm Sunday 10-4pm
FOR FREE TICKETS EMAIL ME!

Summer Exhibition Group Show
The Bath House Harlow Carr Gardens
14th August- 10th September
RHS Garden at Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorks HG3 1UE
The Bath House 10-4pm
I will be painting in the garden on a few of the days. Let me know if you are coming in case our days coincide. N.B You do have to pay the entrance fee into the garden.

Festival of Quilts (textiles only)
August 7th-10th
The National Exhibition Centre Birmingham
I will be on The Cotton Patch Stand each day.
I have been asked to give the talk at the Designer Supper if you would like to get tickets for this please go to

On Twitter we’re @festivalofquilt
The booking link is www.speeddata.co.uk/Public/FestivalOfQuilts.aspx

Artist in Residence At Burton Agnes Hall

September 16th-30th
Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes,
Driffield,
East Yorks
YO25 4NB

Chantry House Gallery One Woman Show

November 1st -16th
Chantry House Gallery, Main Street, Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AY
Opening hours Wed- Sat 11-5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

TREAT A LOVED ONE TO A FANTASTIC WEEKEND ART COURSE!

Here are the The NEW PASTEL SCHOOL course details for 2014. My very good friend Rebecca de Mendonça and I will be running 5 courses in 2014. They are getting booked up rather fast so if one you fancy is already booked please still email thenew.pastelschool@yahoo.com to let us know as there is a waiting list for each course incase anyone drops out. We look forward to seeing you! Happy Painting


Foundation in Pastels East Devon Art Academy, Sidmouth, Devon. This course covers an in depth introduction to pastels. It is suitable for beginners as well as serving as a refresher course for those wishing to explore the medium further. We recommend that if you have not tried pastels before that you complete the Foundation Course first before migrating on to the other courses. 21st-23rd March 10-4pm £295
FULLY BOOKED

*Foundation Course For Charity* The Stable Gallery and Studio, Old Sleningford Hall, Near Ripon, North Yorks, Rebecca and Nel are running another Foundation course at Old Slenningford Hall to contribute to Juliet Ramsdens Charity. Please book this course directly with Juliet Ramsden at http://www.oldslen.co.uk 5-6th April 10-4pm £175
FULLY BOOKED


Foundation in Pastels The Stable Gallery and Studio,Old Sleningford Hall, Near Ripon, North Yorks. This course covers an in depth introduction to pastels. It is suiitable for beginners as well as serving as a refresher course for those wishing to explore the medium further. We recommend that if you have not tried pastels before that you complete the Foundation Course first before migrating on to the other courses. 12-14th July 10-4pm £295
4 PLACES LEFT


Life, Energy and Movement in Pastels The Stable Gallery and Studio, Old Sleningford Hall, Near Ripon, North Yorks This course is for those who have used pastels before and wish to develop their skills further. It includes, how to breath energy into your work, capturing life and movement. We cover a variety of subject matter and explore the use of underpainting when working with pastels. 16- 18th August 10-4pm £295
4 PLACES LEFT

Atmosphere and Nature - Pastels with Mixed Media Stoke Cannon Village Hall, near Exeter, Devon .This course focuses on how to capture atmosphere in the natural world, from landscapes to portraits of both people and animals. It explores light and other devices to create atmosphere. This is a course that focuses on techniques for capturing emotion and developing your skills. 7-9th November 10-4pm £295
FULLY BOOKED

PLEASE NOTE ALL COURSES INCLUDE LUNCH, TEA AND COFFEE AND ALL MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE ARE PROVIDED
Additional materials can be purchased if you wish at the end of the course.

The New Pastel School - Pastel Courses run by Nel and Rebecca de Mendonça in North Yorks and Devon.

Nel and Rebecca have created The New Pastel School after years of friendship and mutual respect for each other’s work. The courses offer the unusual experience of having these two experienced pastel artists sharing the tuition, and combining their expertise and great enthusiasm for this versatile and exciting medium. As tutors and demonstrators they can help people to see that there are always different ways to do things, even when working with the same pastels.

As well as teaching skills and processes, they inspire students with demonstrations, and encourage everyone to find their own way of working with the medium and developing their skills. Courses are available for all abilities. Subject matter varies, as between them Rebecca and Nel have years of experience painting people, portraits, animals, flowers, landscapes, still life, architecture and abstracts. They both feel that whatever the subject, its life, emotion and energy can be captured with pastels.

Each course is a combination of structured tuition using demonstrations, then a chance to have a go for yourself, with exercises in techniques from little sketches to energetic and expressive painting. and there is also time for developing individual work, with help and encouragement on hand.
All materials are included, with a fantastic range of artists quality pastels and different surfaces to work on. Tea, coffee, biscuits and lunches are all provided to keep up energy levels through each action-packed day.
If you would like to be sent the booking form please email Nel on nelwhatmore@tiscali.co.uk and she will send it you or copy this link into your browser and click on the link half way down the page
http://www.rebeccademendonca.co.uk/thenewpastelschool/

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