THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! If you would like to be added to the reserve list for this class please email

We are also running a portrait workshop with Frank on the 15 June – more info here

Plus we are running a charcoal and conte portrait workshop with Dolph Van Eden – more info here

Colour, mark making and exciting dynamism- inject electric colour confidence into your life drawing – a great class for all abilities!

Join us for a great material based workshop with the brilliant figurative artist and London Drawing tutor Frank Gambino!

Create strong and impactful drawings in colour using chalk pastels and conte. Build your confidence in rendering a likeness in your drawing and really make the most of your materials- working with layering, application and lush colour combinations.
During the pandemic Frank developed his work into colour using pastels- and he will be sharing his techniques and insights in this new workshop full of demonstrations, tips, advice and one to one tuition.

A great class not to be missed!

All basic materials will be provided as part of the class- so you can test it out and see if the medium is for you before investing in materials which can be expensive.
However- if you have your own pastels/ conte or would like to buy a set we have a materials list we can recommend- and we encourage you to bring your materials along! Pastels vary wildly in quality and temperament so this is a great class to get a sense of how materials work and how to get the best out of them.

Saturday 1 June 2024
All basic materials included –

Bringing your own materials is encouraged- materials list info below
Suitable for all levels of ability

Venue: Artizan St Library,
1 Artizan St
E1 7AF

Materials we provide:
Chalk pastels/ tonal conte/ coloured sugar paper/ erasers
If you are bringing your own materials:
Any chalk pastels and pencils/ conte/ putty rubber/ coloured pastel paper/ * Daler Rowney fixative-
* please note due to ventilation issues in the space and security issues with access to the studio we wont be able to use fixative during the class
Materials frank uses and recommends if you are investing in materials:
Rembrandt chalk pastels.
Stabilo chalk pastel pencils
Daler Rowney (kneadable) putty eraser

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Artizan Street Library & Community Centre 1 Artizan Street London E1 7AF