This class is for those of you would like to learn to use colored pencils, or if you have used them before, come get a refresher class and learn some new techniques and drawing surfaces for your work. We will be exploring various techniques in colored pencil and will cover: shading and highlights to create volume, building layers of color, burnishing for deep rich color. You will work from photos (you can take these home to finish), to enhance your own personal technique and style. You will learn the five basic techniques to put your marks down that form the basis of any colored pencil work and explore other exciting blending techniques. This great medium allows you to stop and start easily, without any set-up time, and to draw on location without worrying about solvents.
What to bring: A quality set of colored pencils such as Prismacolors, a battery operated pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, hard white eraser, 2B pencil, colorless blender pencil or marker. Bring a selection of colored pencil drawing papers (and mat board) in colors of your choice, including: Canson Mi-Teintes, Stonehenge, Strathmore, Colourfix Sanded Paper. Paper should say “acid free, 100% cotton, lignin free for the best results. Check them out online if you are not sure where to find them at www.dickblick.com. Other great surfaces for colored pencil are Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper, Vellum Bristol Board and Rising Museum Board. Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.
Class starts: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, and runs 8 weeks, 10:30 to 12:30 pm. Cost is $145.00.
To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information: call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at email@example.com. 10% of each tuition is donated to the SAA Scholarship Fund.
Classes will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from ULowell and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques: revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com.