Techniques in colored pencil creations
By Anita (Katie) Plucker
July 19–20, 2012
9:30–4:00, 1 hour lunch
Adults, all experience levels
Class size: Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20
$90 member / $100 nonmember
Forget the colored pencils you remember using as a child or in school with the hard lead and flat, dull colors. Today’s colored pencils have evolved into an appreciated and accepted fine art medium. Their smooth, buttery leads full of deep, rich color along with their versatility make them an exciting choice as a means of expression for an increasing number of artists.
Katie will focus on the traditional materials, methods and techniques in creating colored pencil drawings (tools and papers, mixing and changing colors, decreasing and increasing color intensity, burnishing, impressed line, establishing values, varied linear techniques, sgraffito, and care for finished drawings) as well as the use of solvents to create painting-like colored pencil work.
Each day’s format will include a lecture/demonstration, hands-on practice by the class participants, free time to explore the possibilities followed with a class critique. Participants are encouraged to bring reference material (photos, props or sketches) to work from.
SUPPLY LIST – TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES
• Prismacolor Colored Pencils – set of 24 or more (optional: I love the Prismacolor Art Stix, woodless sticks of
pure colored pencil, great for working large spaces with less detail.) Prismacolor only, please.
• 1 graphite pencil, eraser – plastic or kneaded
• x-acto knife or razor blade
• hand-held pencil sharpener
• odorless Turpenoid (must be odorless, I use Weber brand) Instructor will bring enough for
• drawing board – hard surface, smooth, non-porous such as masonite or countertop sample
board, @ 16”x23”
• paper – white drawing paper, smooth texture, heavyweight, also accepts marker, inks, graphite, water media. -Instructor will bring pastel paper for students to experience drawing on colored paper
• masking tape, q-tips, old toothbrush, cheap craft brush, stylus or small crochet hook (8),
• small metal container (clean tuna or cat food can), paper towels, tissues
• reference material-magazine tearsheets or photos
Anita (Katie) Baedke-Plucker
AWARDS & HONORS IN COLORED PENCIL
Member, Colored Pencil Society of America (charter member)
Iowa Watercolor Society (signature member)
Transparent Watercolor Society
Arts on Grand, Spencer Area Arts Council, Spencer, Iowa.
Best of Show, Witter Biennial, Witter Gallery, Storm Lake, Iowa, December, 1998
IOWA WOMAN magazine, cover artwork and featured article award, Winter, 1991
ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, finalist, top 100 of 5298 entries, 1988 Still Life Competition