4 Colour Pencil workshops, Coochie Art Group, Feb-March
Tuesdays on Coochimudlo Island in the beautiful hall overlooking the bay. Catch the 8:15 am ferry from Victoria Point. Class from 9am to 3pm.
February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16.
Workshop 4 March 16: Create a unique colour pencil artwork on a wood board.
Visitors welcome. Limited vacancies though so book early. At only $50 for the day, this is the most economical workshop available!
Contact Gail: 0429174818
Please bring to workshop 4:
Your colour pencil collection. Choose wax or oil-based pencils over aquarelle varieties so that there won’t be a problem when it comes time to varnish.
Surface: The birch panels have already been ordered. If you have left it too late to order, Eckersley’s sells Artitude or Jasart wood boards which are both suitable.
Paints - Optional: You might choose to under paint some of the main motif with white acrylic. If doing so, it needs a full day to set properly, so do this before the workshop. It must be painted very smoothly. Sanding it lightly is an option. The same goes for if you choose to paint out the negative space and leave some wood showing. Alternatively, the wood can be stained slightly with a watercolour or acrylic ink wash for the background (to accentuate the grain) and that can be done at the beginning of the workshop.
Tools: A pencil (B or2B) and eraser. A brush for brushing away pencil crumbs. Quality sharpener if you own one. A ‘dud’ photo or transparency for keeping under your drawing hand and something to stop your pencils from rolling off the table (old towel or container). Also, a sheet of graphite transfer paper if you have one.
Reference: Study the examples that are included in the email and choose your favourite style. From that, find a reference you would like to use in colour pencils. You could even use the same reference you chose for the previous workshops. If you find it hard to decide, I suggest that you find a close-up of a portrait - human, animal or bird etc, or a still-life.
You will need a colour print out of your reference as well as a photocopy (b&w is fine) that you can use for transferring onto the board. Even if you want to draw it yourself from scratch, the drawing will need to be on a separate piece of paper and then transferred onto the board. As the wood is left showing, it needs to stay very clean. I will bring a few extra references for anyone that has a printing problem, but don’t use that as an excuse to be lazy. :-) Haha!
Looking forward to seeing you there and discovering what you create. Jan