Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Cumming Arts Center
111 Pilgrim Mill Rd, Cumming, GA 30040, Cumming, GA, 30041

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Class Description

Instructor: Kris Straukas
Fee:  $125.00

This six-hour workshop is for the advanced student who is looking to learn photo-realism techniques in color pencil. Students with intermediate/advanced drawing skills will learn advanced steps using dry and water-soluble color pencils and work on a small drawing from a photograph. Students must be prepared for class with a graphite drawing on Stonehedge paper no larger than an 8×10 (Please see material list for complete information).

Level –  Advanced

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Material List

  1. Dry Color Pencils: Professional grade color pencils are a must! Prismacolor brand is preferred due to blending capabilities and availability in local stores; invest in the largest set you can afford. Blick Art Supply has incredible discounts online at, and also available in stores. If you have another brand such as Derwent, FaberCastel, etc., feel free to use what you already have in stock.
  2. Water-Soluble Color Pencils: Professional grade color pencils are a must! Caran D’ Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle pencils are highly recommended, a small set will go a long way. Water-soluble pencils are used sparingly and mostly for base layers, so a large set is not necessary. Available online at and in stores.
  3. Stonehedge Drawing Paper – White: The BEST paper for color pencil; by Legion Papers and available in pads or large single sheets at Blick Art Supply. Note: Extra Stonehedge paper will be supplied for practicing in class.
  4. Photo: Please do not choose animals, or high reflective or glossy objects (glass, porcelain, etc.); highly recommend a simple subject and composition.
  5. Small drawing board.
  6. Any additional drawing supplies you normally use. If you have a desktop Ottlite, please bring it along.
  7. Graphite drawing: Drawing must be very light, using an Ebony pencil is preferred but if you tend to draw dark, use a 2H/4H but be careful not to press hard and indent the paper. Add shadow lines and make drawing as detailed as possible.
  8. Pencil sharpeners, kneaded erasers, extra drawing paper, and additional drawing supplies provided. Please contact me for any questions at

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