Draw Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil with Kelly Drake, April 11-May 9

Draw Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil with Kelly Drake, April 11-May 9



Let’s celebrate Spring and draw some of the beautiful flowers we find in and around Port Townsend! Colored pencils are the perfect medium to capture color, texture and light. I think you’ll be amazed at the floral masterpieces you can create.

In this class, you’ll learn what to look for in a colored pencil, how different brands give you different qualities, which paper to use, plus how to mix color, create interesting textures, how to layer color, and how (and whether) to burnish. Then, break out the watercolor pencils, and create a “mixed media” piece by using pencils as a paint and a drawing tool. You’ll never think of colored pencils the same again. 

  • - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Set of 24 (or more)
  • - Prismacolor Colorless Blender, get 2 
  • - Graphite pencil 
  • - #2 pencil with eraser
  • - handheld pencil sharpener (new, sharp)
  • - kneaded eraser
  • - Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil Pad, 30 sheets 12"x9" 
  • - Strathmore 400 Series Toned Sheets 19"x24", one gray & one tan  (https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-400-series-toned-sheets/)
  • - Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper Pad, 9"x12" 
  • - Derwent Watercolor Pencils, set of 12 or 24 (or similar)
  • - Drawing board or Gatorboard just big enough to hold the 9"x12" paper, taped
  • - Blue masking tape (3M is the best…won’t tear the paper)
  • - Watercolor brushes: Blick Masterstroke Golden Taklon Brushes (or similar):
  •      - Flat, size 1/2"
  •      - Round, size 8
  • - Small jar or tub for water
  • Please bring these materials to class the first day: Prismacolor colored pencils, #2 pencil with eraser, graphite pencil, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, ruler, colored pencil paper pad, drawing board and tape. 

If you already have any or all of these supplies, please bring those. If you have any questions about the supply list, email Kelly at kellydrake22@gmail.com.


NOTE: Olympic Art & Office and Quimper Mercantile offer 10% discount for PTSA students.

REMEMBER MEMBERS: You get ten percent off this class! Use your discount code at checkout. To join, CLICK HERE.

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