May 12 – June 9, 2020

Jeanette Sirois – Introduction to Coloured Pencils

Online Workshop, Workshop

Tues, May 12 – June 9,  7-9 pm


This online colour pencil visual art workshop offers real time demos, discussions, live learning opportunities and follow up free access to workshop videos for all attendees

Description: In this workshop students will be guided through the amazing visual art material of colour pencil drawing. We’ll cover tools and materials, from various pencils, where to purchase, best papers, and all the extras. Students will be guided through how to effectively lay down colour, erase, use blenders and solvents, and how to make the colours pop on the paper. Along the way we’ll discuss how to effectively use the methods of the colour wheel for shading and best whites for opaque highlights and details. Students will have real time access to drawing projects and be given the opportunity to ask group or private questions with the instructor, along with sharing your work in class for immediate feedback. After each class students will also be able to schedule a post class 15 minute private session during the week for feedback and for asking questions. Workshop will run every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm May 12 – June 9.

Materials list: Colour pencils around 12 colours (try to have red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange), preferably Prismacolors, Faber Castell, Pablo or Luminance, Koh-I-noor, Derwent, Rembrandt, Reeves, try to avoid student grade pencils ( If you need to purchase any materials for this workshop Delta Art has the best prices, you can get a small set of 12 Prismacolours at Delta Art online for around $20, Prismacolor colourless blending pencil, erasers, sharpeners and paper, they can ship within a week). A pad of smooth drawing paper 9 x11 (example: Stonehenge drawing, Strathmore Multi-Media), white eraser, pencil sharpener, prismacolour colourless blending pencil.

Instructor Bio: I am a full time practicing visual artist working with colour pencil and graphite on paper. Having created work for public installations, gallery exhibitions and private and public collections I use portrait drawing as a means to address issues of acceptance/rejection based on mental heath, the LGTBQ+ community and identity

I hold a Diploma in Design, a BFA with distinctions from Concordia University in Montreal, Art Teacher Certification and a M.Ed. from UBC.

Workshop will be conducted via ZOOM: If you are unfamiliar with zoom there’s a wonderful tutorial here:

Price $125
MAX 10 People

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