Beginning Colored Pencil Workshop with Jan Fagan
If you are completely new to colored pencil but would like to learn how to use this versatile and very portable medium, then this is the class for you! The first hour will be filled with artistic play by discovering tips, tricks and techniques fine artists use to create their art with their colored pencils. The second hour you will be creating your own work of art using a source photo supplied by Jan. Even if you don’t quite finish it within the class time you will have enough knowledge to easily finish it at home! Must-have supply list: 9”x12” Bristol VELLUM drawing pad. NOTE - Be sure to get Bristol Vellum and not Bristol Smooth. There is a huge difference! Set of artist-grade pencils. Prismacolor is a great brand to start with and I suggest a tin with 24 pencils. Graphite pencil with HB or #2 lead Kneaded eraser Pencil sharpener. I suggest those made of metal. My favorite is Staedtler 9x12 pad of tracing paper A notepad for note taking would be helpful! Fun to have supply list (I promise you will want to buy some of these when you learn what they do!): Metal, ball-tipped stylus'. Having a few sizes is helpful Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Paper Stumps (not tortillions) with sandpaper board. Paper stumps have a point at both ends. Tortillions are pointed on one end only. Workable fixative spray. I will show you this product in the class but we will not be spraying this indoors! About me: Jan Fagan creates using artist-grade colored pencil, pen, graphite and polymer clay. However, her first love is colored pencil! She’s taught colored pencil techniques on paper and even copper for groups was well as private students. She is the vice president of the Seattle chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America and a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her work has been featured 2 years in a row in the Ann Kullberg CP Treasures Book volumes 4&5 (2016 and 2017). CP Treasures is a juried book of 120 colored pencil artists and their work chosen from over 800 artist submissions worldwide. Her colored pencil art was on the cover of Ann Kullberg’s February issue of Color Magazine. Her 2D colored pencil on copper artwork was also a featured article in that issue. Statement: As children we saw our universe through the lens of newness and wonder. Those feelings are what I hope to awaken in the viewer with my art. I invite viewers to make up their own stories and hopefully re-experience some of that forgotten wonder of childhood. Visit Jan's website.
604 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221