Experimenting With Surfaces for Colour Pencils, July
Saturday July 10
Framed Just for You
122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast.
EXPERIMENTING WITH SURFACES
Discover the possibilities of working on different supports that suit colour pencils. Have fun trying out various unusual papers that Jan will supply and see the array of other surprising surfaces that will inspire creativity. To the best of Jan’s knowledge there is no other workshop like this in Australia! So bring your pencils and be ready to try something different.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ 122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast. Air-conditioned studio with no steps. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, July 10 9am to 4pm
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, Pen and paper for writing notes. Masking tape.
Sharpener – I recommend the desk-type rotary sharpeners. (Avoid the ones with a suction cup on the bottom.) They cost about $20-$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.
Surfaces: Jan will bring some different papers, boards etc which will be either given away or available for sale at low cost. Eckersley’s art store is close by so other purchases can be made there if needed.
Optional extras: Battery operated eraser (Smiggles stores sell cheap ones). Pencil extenders.
Reference material – Bring any copyright-free images you wish to draw and Jan will supply a variety too.
Morning tea is complimentary. Microwave and refrigerator available. Restaurants across the road.
TO BOOK: Phone or email Diane: 07 5563 9799