Life Drawing & Coloured Pastels w/ Frank Gambino – 3 June 2023


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

BIG NEWS! We have booked international model and performer Vilidian Vilks @vilidian_artmodel for this workshop! Vilidian is based in Mexico and is currently on tour in Europe- fresh from modeling with the great Andrea Morani in Spain,  this is a unique opportunity to draw with one of the international life drawing scenes most sought after models- Join us!

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.
Over lock down Frank has 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 3 June 2023
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



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