Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Amber Halsall – Coloured Pencils for Beginners and Improvers, Poppies***Only 3 Places Remaining***

£75.00 | 13th June - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 2

This one-day course in coloured pencil would suit both beginners and the more experienced. Working from a reference photo we will cover all the techniques necessary to portray an accurate poppy study. Amongst other things we will use layering and blending to create the appropriate colours, mix colours to match the plant, when to use embossing techniques and how to create realistic texture and detail.  There will be regular demonstrations throughout the day and plenty of one-to-one help so that you will be able to work at your own pace.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments

About the artist

Based in Kent Amber is an award winning contemporary Botanical Artist and Tutor working mainly in coloured pencil, graphite and watercolour. She is a member of the Soc. of Botanical Artists and the Soc. of Graphic Fine Art and exhibits in London at member shows as well as in local exhibitions. Her work can be found in private collections around the world including China, America and Europe. Inspired by the natural world around her she portrays botanical subjects in a contemporary way often portraying her subjects in motion using a mixture of loose and detailed style in the same picture.

What you will need to bring

Hot pressed watercolour paper or heavy weight smooth cartridge paper (can be bought on the day)

Graphite pencil and plastic eraser.

Blue tack or putty rubber.

Pencil sharpener

Embossing tool or empty ball point pen.

Any artist’s quality coloured pencils you may have that you would like to use.

Recommended colours (these are suggestions only), the prismacolor reds are more vibrant than the Fabel Castell ones:

Faber Castell – Greens – 168, 167, 174

Faber Castell Reds – 225,121,117  or  Prismacolor – Reds – 925,924,922

A yellow and a black

Suggested brands – Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolour, Caran d’ache pablo.

Website to shop :

https://www.cultpens.com or https://colouredpencil.shop/index.php

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