Beginner Colored Pencil Class

I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted, along with 12 other artists, into the first round of Ann Kullberg’s SOAR teacher training course.  When I complete the 10 week course, I will be a certified SOAR instructor, and Ann Kullberg will be flying me across the U.S. and Canada to instruct, inspire, and empower colored pencil enthusiasts through colored pencil workshops using my own techniques and projects.  Here is where you will find out the “when and where” for SOAR workshops:

I will be putting a pause button on my private colored pencil classes for an indeterminate amount of time to fully focus on SOAR.  I will post here about any future classes, along with workshops I’ll be doing through the SOAR network of teachers…hopefully in a city near you!




Beginner Colored Pencil Class

The Beginner Colored Pencil Class is for preteens, teens, and adults who love art and want to improve their knowledge and skill.  While this class is considered a beginner colored pencil course, it is still quite technical in nature and moves at a quick pace.  The class will be covering topics like color theory and color harmony, underpaintings, blending and burnishing with colored pencils, textures, basic sketching and tracing, and more!  You will have ample opportunity to ask questions and get immediate feedback and tips as you explore this amazing medium.  Most importantly, you will have fun doing it!  The class guide includes 5 different projects, some of which will be started and worked on in class.  The others will be for you to complete at home at your own pace whenever you have time.

Course Fee: $100
Materials Fee: $75, which includes the following:

  • Spiral bound class guide, worksheets, and hand-outs
  • Folder for loose papers
  • Prismacolor Premier pencils (72 count set)
  • Prismacolor Premier colorless blender pencils (2 ct package)
  • 13×17 artist tote board
  • Electric Eraser
  • Dusting brush
  • White gel pen
  • Bristol, Stonehenge, and Canson Mi-Tientes paper loose sheets
  • Items available for in class use: light box, graphite tracing paper, artist tape, kneaded erasers, mounting putty, tortillion stumps, odorless mineral spirits, pencil sharpeners, embossing tools, tracing paper, and more!

With the exception of the “in class” items listed next to the last bullet point, all other materials are yours to take home and keep, even after the class is finished.

The classes meet in Aurora from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday nights, and each session will run for 6 consecutive weeks ((4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, and 5/8).  Class size is limited to 5 students.

Here is a sampling of tutorials that have been taught in class, which are subject to change from session to session:




Registration is now closed.  Please check back for information about future sessions.

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