Colored Pencil Fundamentals

Wednesdays 10:00am-12:30pm/September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2019

Class Fee: $105 non-member, $100 member of Artists of Rubber City

Instructor: Mandy Peltier     


This 4-week course will teach you the foundational fine art techniques and strategies to use when working with colored pencil on white paper.  We will begin with a series of exercises that will be completed as we progressively work through an outline together in class.  The exercises will demonstrate pencil pressure, pencil strokes, blending and burnishing, color layering, strategies to achieving different textures, and more.  After working through the outline and finishing the accompanying exercises, we will work on two tutorials together in class to reinforce what was learned in the exercises.  We will begin by completing a single cherry together before working on a slightly more complex fruit composition.

Supplies List:

Students need to bring at least a 24 count box of Prismacolor Premier pencils, a Prismacolor Premier colorless blender, a handheld pencil sharpener, an eraser, and an artist tote or clipboard.  As part of the class supplies fee, each student will receive a spiral bound workbook containing an outline and two tutorials, and a folder containing worksheets and artist grade paper to complete the exercises and tutorials.

About the Instructor: 

Mandy Peltier is a colored pencil artist and instructor.  Her award winning drawings are known for being photorealistic in nature, and her artwork and tutorials have been published in various magazines as well as juried into prestigious exhibitions. Mandy has achieved her signature status through American Women Artists, and travels the country teaching two day colored pencil workshops.  Mandy is passionate about promoting the fine art medium of colored pencil to the world, and she hopes her love and excitement for this medium is contagious to everyone she comes across.