Botanical Studies in Colour Pencil, Gold Coast, November
Saturday, November 14
Flowers, seeds and leaves are the subjects for those who love exploring detail. There will be a focus on rendering the correct colours, tones and features to create realism and beauty. A lesson on composition and the principles of design will be included so that students will acquire knowledge for their own future work.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ 122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast. Air-conditioned studio. Parking directly outside. No stairs. NOTE: NEW ADDRESS
When: Saturday, November 14 2020 9am to 4pm
How to book: Phone or email Diane at FJFY:
WHAT TO BRING:
Coloured Pencils – As many colours as you can afford (24 at the least, but preferably more).Sanford Prismacolor is my preferred brand but other professional brands are Faber- Castell’s Polychromos or Albrecht Durer varieties; Derwent Artists or Coloursoft; Caran d’Ache Pablo or Supracolor and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor. But do avoid any children’s or student’s coloured pencils or you will end up very frustrated with their limited potential. (Pencils may be water soluble)
If available, buy a Prismacolor Colourless Blender as well.
Graphite (lead) Pencil- B or 2B or a mechanical pencil -.5mm (or thereabout)
Kneadable eraser, ruler, scissors. Pen and paper for writing notes. A4 plastic sleeve folder for handouts. Masking tape.
Sharpener – I recommend the desk-type rotary sharpeners. (Avoid the ones with a suction cup on the bottom.) They cost about $40-$50, but are well worth the expense. Available from some art stores, Officeworks and other stationers. Otherwise, the small, all metal sharpeners will do. Buy the pencils first and then check that they will fit the holes in the sharpener. (The Derwent Artist Pencils, for example, will not fit all sharpeners.) Derwent makes a good rotary sharpener that is cheaper than other varieties if you can find it.
An A4 sheet of graphite transfer paper. (Not carbon paper!)
Drawing board – eg, an MDF board or similar, (must be smooth) Bring along something to prop up one end of the board so that you can work with the board slanted upwards.
New soft- bristle brush – 2” wide or larger. For brushing away pencil crumbs.
A ‘dud’ photograph or transparency - For using under your drawing hand to prevent smudging your masterpiece.
Paper - A4 size artist’s quality cartridge paper or Hot Pressed watercolour paper or Stonehenge paper. These are all good for working on white.
Optional extras: Battery operated eraser (Smiggles stores sell cheap ones). Pencil extenders.
Reference material – I will supply all references needed for this workshop.
Jan will have some very useful colour wheel kits for sale. These are $20 each and are specifically for Prismacolor pencils.
Complementary morning tea. BYO lunch. Restaurants directly across the road.