The 2019 Albany Summer School welcomes Helen Komene

20/07/2018 02:18 PM

Professional Australian Artist Helen Komene is best known for her diverse artistic talents. Specialising in seascapes, landscapes, pawtraits and portraits, her work is readily identifiable because of her fresh, contemporary and clever style. It has often been described as photographic yet when viewed up close, each artwork reveals her raw strokes and the texture of her art medium. It’s this visual illusion and the meticulous way she uses soft pastels that attracts attention and discussion from Helen’s customers and students. Her recent achievements include:
• Winning Cliftons Art Prize for Perth in December 2017 for her pastel seascape, 'Moments of Mine' Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. She was one of ten winners selected across Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and the eastern states of Australia.
• Invited to be filmed by ABC North West as part of their ‘My Back Roads’ projects. The 10 minute interview was aired across TV and social media reaching Australia wide in July 2017
For her latest work, visit www.helenkomene.com

ANIMALS IN PASTEL PENCILS
Learn how to bring to life every element of your animal on paper – whether it’s a family pet or a wild animal. In this practical and hands on workshop you will learn how to select colour, as well as pastel blending and drawing techniques. Helen is an accomplished teacher and thoroughly enjoys helping students to develop on their own creative style. Her passion and enthusiasm for her craft is infectious!
Beginners, Intermediate (16+ years)


LANDSCAPES IN PASTELS
Learn how to bring to life every element of your landscape on paper – whether it’s trees, fields, rocks or hills. In this practical and hands on workshop you will learn how to select colour, as well as pastel blending and drawing techniques. Helen is an accomplished teacher and thoroughly enjoys helping students to develop on their own creative style. Her passion and enthusiasm for her craft is infectious!

Beginners, Intermediate (16+ years)

BOTANICAL IN PASTELS
Learn how to bring to life every element of your botanical on paper – whether it’s stems, leaves, tendrils or petals. In this practical and hands on workshop you will learn how to select colour, as well as pastel blending and drawing techniques. Most of all every participant receives individual attention. Helen is an accomplished teacher and thoroughly enjoys helping students to develop on their own creative style. Her passion and enthusiasm for her craft is infectious!

Beginners, Intermediate (16+ years)


SEASCAPES IN PASTEL PENCILS
Learn how to bring to life every element of your seascape on paper – whether it’s rivers, creeks, beach or the ocean. In this practical and hands on workshop you will learn how to select colour, as well as pastel blending and drawing techniques. Helen is an accomplished teacher and thoroughly enjoys helping students to develop on their own creative style. Her passion and enthusiasm for her craft is infectious!

Beginners, Intermediate (16+ years)

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