Levels: All Levels
Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 5/2/2020, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Laurel Bushman
Location: Santa Cruz Art League
Colored pencil is a versatile medium that is portable, inexpensive and great for mixing with other media from watercolor to marker. A huge variety of styles are achievable with colored pencil, from detailed realism to painterly abstraction. We’ll work with layering techniques, proper use of materials, effects of different paper, and so much more!
This is an excellent class for water colorists and mixed media artists, as well as colored pencil lovers and people wanting to expand into color drawing. We’ll practice layering over marker or watercolor, sketching directly with colored pencils, and learn transfer techniques to create artwork by using photos. Students will need to bring reference photos to work from to create an artwork during the workshop. Alternative materials will be available for students to experiment for a materials fee of $5.00.
Laurel Bushman is a Santa Cruz based artist whose love for drawing began as a teenager when she first encountered figurative realism. As a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Laurel studied painting, drawing and art history. Using her understanding of foundational drawing techniques has allowed Laurel to express her ideas across multiple platforms, including painting, murals and more recently, caricaturing. Laurel’s teaching philosophy is one of openness to innovative ideas. Both she art and her teaching are fueled by inspiration from a broad spectrum of influences, while being fundamentally rooted in the fine art tradition.