Getting Started with Watercolor Color Pencil (Adult Art)
Explore the beauty of drawing and painting with watercolor pencils in this course for beginners. Watercolor pencils are designed to be diluted with water to create soft gentle blends. You can use and blend watercolor pencils either wet or dry like regular pencils. In this 6 week course you will learn everything you need to get started – types of paper, pencils, how to put the color down, how to paint with a pencil. Each session will be a review and work on the drawing. We will work on 2 renderings during the course.
It is expected that the student will be able to dedicate time between the sessions.
**Reference images will be supplied
Supplies: – Blicks Art Supply, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, etc.
-36ct Prismacolor watercolor pencils (or FaberCastell or Derwent) not the pencils for school
-1 9×12 Blicks Cold Press Watercolor paper pad (or Canson, Strathmore)
-Watercolor brushes (small set of brushes, round & angled, nothing larger than 1/8”)
-Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)
-Jar or cup for water and a smooth surface to draw on/drawing board
Getting Started with Watercolor Pencil
Mondays, June 14 – July 26 (NO CLASS July 5), 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Philip Schorn / P Schorn Studio
Botanical Color Pencil Artist
My botanical renderings are not drawings of plant specimens as seen in scientific books, rather, they are renderings of plants as seen through with the eye of an artist. I can look at the ground I can see the shapes, light and shadows. I focus on a small portion of the subject and what makes that interesting. Whether that be the individual leaf, flower, or snapshot of the ground to bring the details to life.
I have been working with color pencil for several years and teaching the art for the last three years. I’m currently teaching online from my home since March. I currently teach online color pencil classes for other art studios/galleries, private classes and Facebook demos. I have two books published of my art/techniques on. I have done a number of outdoor shows, group and individual exhibitions.
My process of making a rendering with the detail that I want to have requires a significant amount of time. Sometimes I use other media, such as ink, watercolors or pastels.
I am a member of the Color Pencil Society of America, Grayslake Arts Alliance and the Lake County Art League. My studio is located in Grayslake.
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