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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Sketching with Colored Pencils: Online Workshop

Erica Beade

About Sketching with Colored Pencils: Online Workshop

Colored pencil is a versatile medium – we’ll discuss different ways of using them, look at some examples, and begin to experiment with them together. Students in this relaxed, creative workshop will come away with new skills and methods for drawing. All skill levels are welcome.

This interactive workshop will take place on Zoom. Students will receive the meeting link via email one day prior to the workshop.

Recommended Supplies:

  • 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 multi-use sketchbook
  • 2 drawing pencils of different hardnesses (HB and 2B)
  • 1 grey kneaded eraser
  • 1 white plastic eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colored pencils (regular colored pencils, rather than water soluble ones; some good brands are Prismacolor, Derwent, Caran D’Ache, Koh-­I‐Noor, but other artist-­grade pencils are fine).
  • Optional: In addition to, or instead of, a “regular” sketchbook, some sheets of multimedia paper, watercolor paper (hot and/or cold press) or bristol board would be good to experiment with different surfaces.

(We know it’s hard to get new art supplies just now, so feel free to join with whatever you have.)

About the Instructor:

Erica Beade is a freelance illustrator and educator specializing in science, health and nature subjects. She began her freelance business, MBC Graphics, in 1998, and since then her work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, exhibits and research journals. The field of scientific illustration has allowed Erica to combine her interests in art, science and the natural world. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art (Drawing and Printmaking) from Wesleyan University and attended the Graphic Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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