MEET THE ARTISTS WITH CHAZ NEWTON-SMITH
PASTEL DRAWING WITH CHAZ NEWTON-SMITH
Enjoy an hour with Chaz Newton-Smith, an Artist living in Stockport, painting in oils on canvas and digitally. The workshop will be a 20 minute talk looking at Chaz’s work so far then a 40 minute fun tutorial using oil pastels on paper. Chaz’s current work is looking at coastlines so we will be creating an image of a wave.
You will need a large piece of paper (preferably some thing with a bit of texture to it) and some oil pastels. (If you can get your hands on some different blues and greens that would be great but what ever you have in will be fine)
The workshop is about having a go and being expressive so any skill level is great.
Originally from Bristol, I developed my painting skills studying for a degree in Fine Art in Northampton. I came to Manchester five years ago and have since been focusing my work mainly on large urban landscapes. I enjoy painting big landscapes with lots of power and punch. They tend to be about what I am feeling and where I have been. Big canvases with big brush marks.
I am a Performance and Health Nutritionist (SENr register) running my own business ‘Nurture’, providing nutritional programmes in primary and secondary schools. At present, operating in the North West of England. This entails practical cooking sessions, one-to-one support, supermarket visits, recipes and workshops with pupils, parents and teachers educating them on the benefits of good nutrition by providing them the knowledge to make informed choices. Being ‘Healthy’ is seen to be a middle class preserve, meaning you need money to eat and lead a healthy lifestyle. The goal of ‘Nurture’ is to dispel this by educating children and parents that your financial standing does not matter, that you can still lead a healthy lifestyle by following the mantra “Education from the roots up”.
I am, also, a sessional worker at ‘The Joshua Tree foundation’ providing nutritional support and cooking to children and families affected by cancer. This work directly links in with my research with researchers from Liverpool John Moore’s and Edge Hill university’s and future research in applying nutrition and exercise strategies to positively alter body compositional changes during aftercare treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).