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  • Artistic Colored Pencil Workshop
    January 14, 2021 - February 18, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Artistic Color Pencil with Robin Gray

Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:00  Zoom


Class Description

These days colored pencils are being used to create fine art.This class is available to beginning and continuing colored pencil fans.  Beginners: We’ll review color mixing theory as it applies to colored pencils, and practice the pressure, blending and burnishing essential to using colored pencils. Continuing students: We’ll practice additional techniques with simple tutorials that may include watercolor and/or the use of non-toxic mediums. The goal is for all participants to produce their own artworks. Each session will include demonstrations, slide shows, sharing and coloring/practice time. Specific requests for techniques can be accommodated.


Students are responsible to bring their own art supplies:

Prismacolor Premier pencils are “wax based.” They a good pencil for all stages of colored pencil work.  Lyra Rembrant Polycolors and Faber Castell Polychromos are “oil based” pencils. They are usually harder than Prismacolor as well as more expensive. You will only need one set of pencils to start. All are available through DickBlick.com or jerrysartarama.com.  These brands can all be purchased one pencil at a time online, if you wish to add to your collection.


Pencil Options (pick one)

Prismacolor Premier, 36 assorted, $31

OR Lyra Rembrant Polycolors, 36 assorted, $37  (comes with it’s own blender pencil)

OR Faber Castell Polychromos, 36 assorted, $50

Paper Options

            Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil Paper, 9×12, 30 sheets $8.50

If you have watercolors and want to use them with colored pencils, you’ll get the                                best pencil results with hot press watercolor paper.

            Fabriano 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 9×12, 12 sheets $7.00


            Prisma Colorless Blender Pencil, 2 pack, $2

Staedtler or Prisma Pencil Grip Two-Hole Pencil Sharpener $5


Finesse Colored Pencil Blender (alcohol based) $4


(All prices quoted are for materials purchased online, Michael’s prices may vary)


Robin Gray began painting as a hobbyist more than a decade ago. Through workshops,

experimentation and reading she has become familiar with a variety of mediums. She believes that people ‘learn by doing’ and encourages class participants to do just that. She’s exhibited her paintings and drawings at the Senior Center, LeMoyne Arts, TCC, the TMH Rehab Center, and Southern Exposure Art Gallery.

E-mail Robin for specific questions regarding the class or supplies at robingray021@gmail.com.

For information about registration please contact Jennifer Haskins.   850-891-4016 or jennifer.haskins@talgov.com





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