Upcoming Course – Coloured Pencils

August 31, 2017 by Diane Marcotte

Did you know you could dissolve coloured pencil pigment thus making your art piece a painting and not a drawing?

Coloured pencil is such a versatile medium: ease of use, portability and cleanup, it doesn’t get much easier than painting with coloured pencils. In this course I will take beginners and more experienced artists step-by-step to create realistic coloured pencil paintings (not drawings.)

In addition to learning traditional techniques for layering, blending, and burnishing we will explore the multiple ways to dissolve the pigment so that coloured pencil art can easily rival paintings in luminosity and depth of colour.

We will also combine coloured pencil with other media (such as watercolour, markers, Pan Pastels, etc) to produce mixed-media art.  A variety of surfaces will be also used. Come and explore the possibilities!

Venue: Oakville Art Society, 560 Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6S1

Contact Info: (905) 827-5711 – http://www.oakvilleartsociety.com/

Date: Starting Thursday the 21st Sept 2017 and running for 8 weeks

Time: 7 PM to 10 PM

Cost: Non Members cost: $195.00    Members cost: $170.00 – PLUS Fee to artist for incidentals: $10

The “Thirsty Tiger” painting was done solely in coloured pencils.  The “Timber Wolf” painting was done in coloured pencils (wolf) along with Pan Pastels (background).

Thirsty Tiger

Thirsty Tiger

Timber Wolf

Timber Wolf




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