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Basics of Colored Pencil Drawing


Be dazzled as you learn how easy it is to draw brilliant luminous flowers, sparkling highlights on fruit, transparent glass and other stunning effects via the medium of colored pencils. Your instructor will help you perfect these techniques as you follow along with detailed step-by-step demonstrations and in-class practice. Drawings will be of various subjects; using a variety of techniques. If you are a painter or pastelist, learning to draw with colored pencils will also increase your painting skills. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome in this class!


  • Knowledge and effective application of materials
  • Generate drawings and paintings that demonstrate use of:
  • Basic strokes, layering, burnishing, underpainting techniques, accurate drawing and well balanced compositions 


  • Vocabulary and Materials
  • Marks and basic strokes used to achieve a variety of results
  • Use of reference photos
  • Producing an accurate drawing freehand and using grids
  • Techniques:  Layering, burnishing and underpainting
  • How to use value and color
  • How to create well-balanced compositions
  • Projects and subjects:  Marbles, shells, Flowers, glass, fruit, people, animals and landscapes



Method of Instruction

  • Demonstrations, lecture, and class participation


  • Exam:  No
  • Demonstration of Skills:  Yes
  • Class Participation:  Yes