11:00 am - 3:00 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: $95.00

This class will show how to incorporate both dry and water-soluble pencils and illustrate various ways to create rich, vibrant drawings and paintings. This four-hour workshop will teach you everything there is to know about color pencils, the perfect papers to use, “tricks of the trade” and complete a small drawing. Cost of the workshop includes all supplies except color pencils. Students are encouraged to know basic drawing skills and bring small basic sets of both dry and water-soluble color pencils.

You will leave with two paintings; an abstract and a still life.

Level – Intermediate-Advanced

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Material List

  1. Dry Color Pencils: Prismacolor Color Pencils. The BEST pencils for dry work and this brand is widely available. I recommend a minimum 12 pencil set, but may prefer a 24 or 36 set.  NOTE: Blick Art Supply online (DickBlick.com) has Prismacolor sets on sale from $10-20 per set, a great price!!!  The Caran d’ Ache pencil sets are on sale starting at $23.00
  1. Water-Soluble Color Pencils: Best – Caran d’ Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle. I recommend a minimum set of 12. This is the number one water-soluble pencil brand I use, but it is more expensive. Prismacolor and Derwent brands also have water-soluble pencil options for a lower cost, but there is a difference in results.

All other supplies will be included in the workshop but you are encouraged to bring any additional drawing supplies you may have, graphite pencils, kneaded erasers, paper, etc. Please bring a drawing board if you prefer working on one.

Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate


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