Professional Techniques for Colour Pencils, Brisbane, March
Friday March 11 2022
BIENARTE (Brisbane Painting Classes)
15 Nariel Street Brisbane 4010
Due to flood damage, the new venue for this workshop is:
Albion Peace Centre
102 McDonald Road, Windsor
Spend the day learning how to get the best results from using colour pencils as a fine art medium! Jan will share her extensive knowledge to either start newcomers off with this medium or help those with some experience to achieve more professional results.
Learn all about the differences in brands and types of pencils and what surfaces suit, along with experiencing a variety of techniques. There will be plenty of subjects to choose from to make your work unique and no drawing skills are required.
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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.
Sharpener – I recommend the desk-type rotary sharpeners. (Avoid the ones with a suction cup on the bottom.) They cost anywhere from $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.)
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
Paper - A4 size artist’s quality cartridge paper or Hot Pressed watercolour paper or Stonehenge paper.
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.
Please book with Bienarte, not via the shopping option below. Thanks.