Try something new – an intuitive approach to drawing. Have some fun and take a break from perfectionist realism. Learn how the elements and principles of design apply to all visual art, and then explore how to use them to create a non-objective drawing which still has meaning. Open to all drawing media - colored pencil, watercolor pencil, pastel, pen or marker.
Water soluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. They’re especially useful for travelers and plein air artists, great for sketchbooks and journals. Come explore the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used—wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. Derwent, leading makers and innovators in this fine art medium, will provide all the pencils for use in this class. (And you’ll get to keep some too!)
Colored pencil is an ideal medium for portrait drawing. This 2-day workshop focuses on techniques for drawing skin, eyes, hair and other details of portraiture. It will also include general information on facial structure and proportions and tips for bringing personality to your portraits. You will learn the best colors to use for matching skin tone and hair color. Backgrounds and clothing will also be discussed. Stonehenge paper, one of the best surfaces for colored pencil portraits, will be provided.
This is a 1 day workshop.
Artists’ fine line markers are not just for careful detail work – they’re also great for quick sketches. With the addition of color – with colored pens, a few colored pencils, watercolor pencils, pastels or watercolors – you can create fresh and lively frameable art or fill a journal. Forget erasing and fixing things, just loosen up and have fun drawing! (Weather permitting, this class will draw outside too.)
Capturing the likeness of a person in a portrait is a challenging yet important part of learning to draw people. In this workshop, students will learn drawing techniques through demonstrations by the instructor and then apply what they've learned by drawing real-life models. There will be a strong focus on proportion, structure, and value (lights and darks).