Introduction to Aquarelle Colour Pencils, Brisbane, May
Monday May 16 2022
BIENARTE (Brisbane Painting Classes)
15 Nariel Street Brisbane 4010
9:30 - 4:00
Finally get to use those water-soluble (Aquarelle) colour pencils that you’ve been hanging onto but didn’t know how to utilise!
Discover different ways of working with these pencils and how to combine them with watercolour paint to get the best results for your chosen subjects. Also learn about using solvents for non water-soluble pencils and how to establish an underlay to quicken the colouring process.
After some short exercises and information, students will create a coloured pencil painting with a variety of wet and dry techniques.
All levels are welcome.
Morning tea provided, BYO cup.
For booking and inquiries, please contact Bienarte https://bienarte.com.au/course/Jan_Lawnikanis_Aquarelle_Pencils
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Aquarelle Coloured Pencils – These are also known as water-soluble or watercolour pencils. Bring as many colours as you can afford (24 at the least, but preferably more). These can also be used for all ‘dry’ techniques, but if you also own non aquarelle pencils bring those too. But do avoid any children’s or student’s coloured pencils or you will end up very frustrated with their limited potential.
- Graphite (lead) Pencil- B or 2B or a mechanical pencil -.5mm (or thereabout)
- Kneadable eraser. Pen and paper for writing notes.
- 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.) Jan will bring 3 to share.
- 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.
- Masking tape
- 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 work.
Paper - 2 sheets of about A4 size (or larger) artist’s qualityHot Pressed watercolour paper. 100% cotton, 300gsm. Alternatively, you may choose a watercolour board which is perfect for these techniques
Optional extras –Battery operated eraser (Some discount stores sellcheap ones). Pencil extenders. Jan will supply solvent.
Reference material – Jan will supply all references needed for this workshop.
Bring whatever watercolour supplies you already own. (or borrow Jan’s). They will only be used for a quick background. Include brushes, an old towel, tissues and 2 water pots.
Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop and sharing my coloured pencil knowledge with you! Jan