Coloured Pencil Art Workshop - Tulips

Sunday, 24 May 2020 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Activity Room
Alice Melo
Fall in love with coloured pencils today!

Start confidently and beautifully in Colored Pencils with an introductory workshop from artist and instructor Alice Melo. Get set up for success as you learn about choosing coloured pencils, materials required and budget. Put pencil to paper as Alice simplifies coloured pencil blending using odourless mineral spirits to create soft blending and detailed artwork. Then moving on, to create a tulip drawing using techniques for underpainting, drawing shadows, and highlighting.

There’s a lot to like about drawing with colored pencils. They’re utterly convenient, and the materials are easy to access, while being light and portable. At the same time, coloured pencil drawing lends itself to highly refined and exquisite works of art. Coloured pencils are relatively inexpensive, and the palette is extensive. The colour is pure, clean and bright. The medium is permanent, and colored pencil drawings do not require elaborate care or storage. Along with hard and soft coloured pencils, and oil-based colored pencils offer more options for beginning artists.

Aside from their convenience and versatility, much of the appeal of coloured pencils is the control they offer. You can do loose work, tight work or anything in between. You can use coloured pencil to tint a drawing with light strokes that let the colour of the paper show through, or you can use coloured pencil to create a solid deposit of many layers of colour. Because coloured pencil is primarily a dry medium, there’s no drying time to worry about. You can walk away from the work and come back and pick up right where you left off. You can start and stop at any time.

Coloured pencil offers the pleasures and rewards of both drawing and painting. Whatever other medium you enjoy; you’ll find coloured pencil a worthwhile addition to your collection.

All materials provided. Ages 15+

Key Image: Tulips


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Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning