Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Pets In Colored Pencils

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

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$ 185  

This class focuses on teaching the basics of using colored pencils to create beautiful 5”x7”artworks. We will discuss how layering colors create unique images through the interaction of shading and highlights. Discussion will center around the blending of colors as they relate to one another on the color wheel and how to study an image to identify hints of various hues and shades. Textures to create a realistic look will be explored to enhance depth in the layering process. Blending techniques aid in smoothing and softening colors as well using tools to give textures and shapes.
Students will learn how to transform the selected image onto pastel paper creating a lovely work of art. We will concentrate on images of a favorite picture of a pet, either one’s own or a pet of a friend or relative. Additional pictures of various animals will be available to choose in the event the student does not have a pet or prefers to a different animal. The goal is to learn how to use colored pencils artistically for creating a lovely one-of-a-kind work of art. Once the artwork is complete it can be matted and framed. There is no experience with colored pencils required and drawing is not a necessity.
Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

1 sheet Bristol paper and 1 sheet of Pastel Paper, Tracing Paper, Waxed Paper, Small brush, Cardboard with Binder clip, Jar with Mineral Spirits, 3 Blending Sticks, Picture Mat, Color Wheel, Written Instructions for Pencil Strokes and Blending, folder for holding completed work so it doesn’t bend.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Prismacolor Premier 72 count Colored Pencils (Artist Quality), Pencil sharpener, mechanical pencil, Artist tape, Mounting Putty, White (click) Eraser, Ruler, FINE point Sharpie (1 black, 1 white), small notebook for taking notes, Soft Dusting Brush or Architecture Drafting Brush, either a stiletto or a large needle. Students should bring a 5x7 photo printed on regular copy paper of their pet or an animal of their Choice. (No glossy original photos, Please).

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