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Not Your Average Pencil Sketching Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$95 – $100

Designed around Sasha Prood’s third book, Pencil Workshop: Develop Your Sketching Skills in 50 Experiments, this one-day course will bring a sense of experimentation and fun to sketching with graphite, colored, and watercolor pencils. Students will receive a copy of her book as a part of tuition, to start using in class, and to continue to learning from after the course is complete.

During this workshop, Prood will cover introductory techniques like hatching, contouring, and stippling, as well as more advanced skills like building textures, introducing gradients and contrast, and the use of blending tools. Students will start off the day developing a series of swatch tests to reference when creating future work. During the second half of the class, students can move on to developing small compositional studies, further practicing their skills. These swatch tests are small studies will make beautiful framed wall art as well!

Required supplies for! this course:

  • A range of graphite pencils, colored pencils, and watercolor pencils (feel free to bring experimental pencils too)
  • Blending tools (a blending pencil, a water-based blending marker and an alcohol-based blending marker, a blending stump, and any other blending tools you would like to bring, including blending powder, solvent and a paint brush, etc.)
  • Standard eraser
  • Pencil sharpeners (colored and watercolor pencils need a special sharpener, separate from your graphite sharpener, the CAC will have extra graphite sharpeners for use)
  • Ruler

Instructor: Brooklyn-based illustrator and graphic designer Sasha Prood

$95 CAC members / $100 nonmembers

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Saturday, February 22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$95 – $100
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Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086 United States
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