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Get Real with Colored Pencil - 4 Week Intensive

Get Real with Colored Pencil - A 4-Week Intensive

Instructor: Lara Strazdas

When: Fridays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29

Where: Central Art Classroom

Time: 1-4pm

Fee: $180 (for all 4 sessions)

Class Size: 6-8 students (8 max.)

Registration Required.

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This class is for All Skill Levels.

In this 4 session intensive I want to take you beyond coloring books and delve into realistic colored pencil techniques to create this beautiful Snow Leopard. We will be working on Grafix Double-sided Matte Drafting Film. This film is archival and will let you see results faster so you won’t get frustrated or bored.  I will teach you some quick techniques that will let you create soft touchable looking fur and how to use both sides of the film to get those darks dark enough and your highlights glowing (even over darker layers).

We will build numerous layers to create realistic textures and 3-dimensional forms. We will create a soft blurry background so our Snow Leopard looks like it is ready to come off the page!

I will also share with you other techniques that can be used on different surfaces, why using more than one brand and type of pencil can improve your artwork, the differences and similarities between wax-based and oil-based pencils and how to use them together, different blending techniques, when and how to seal your artwork, and much more.

Materials List


Faber Castell Polychromos

(*strongly recommend these colors)

*Black (199)

*White (101)

*Dark Indigo (157)

*Paynes Grey (181)

*Dark Sepia (175)

*Cold Grey I (230)

*Cold Grey II (231)

Cold Grey IV (233)

Cold Grey V (234)

*Cold Grey VI (235)

*Warm Grey II (271)

*Warm Grey III (272)

*Warm Grey IV (274)

*Warm Grey VI (275)

*Caput Mortuum (169)

*Ivory (103)

*Cream (102)


*Dark Sepia (175)

*Burnt Umber (280)

*Walnut Brown

*VanDyke Brown

*Nougat (178)

*Bistre (179)

*Gold (250)

Burnt Ochre (187)

*Earth Green (172)

*Sky Blue

Additional Pencils:

Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle White


Derwent Chinese White

Caran d’Ache Luminance

Paynes Grey 30% (803)

Sepia 10% (903)

Sepia 50% (906)

Olive Brown

Cassell Earth (046)

Raw Umber 10% (842)

Derwent ColorSoft

Dove Grey

*If you have pencils please feel free to use them, but please try to use colors as close as possible to those listed above.

I will provide the line art.


Other Materials you will need:

- Sharpener (Recommend 3 hole or manual crank)

- Craft Knife (Xacto or Excel - #1 blade)

- Embossing tool or EMPTY fine pt. ball point pen

- 2H Graphite pencil

- Tombow Mono Eraser (pen style)

- Kneaded Eraser

- 2-4 Blending Stumps (Medium & Small) *not tortillions

Smooth drawing board

- 9” x 12” Sheet Grafix Drafting Film

- 9” x 12” sheet tracing paper or glassine (can be larger)

- Soft brush or drafting brush (I prefer a large mop brush or Hake brush).

- Cason Mi Tientes paper (color will be decided in class)

Instructor Name:
Lara Strazdas

Get Real with Colored Pencil - 4 Week Intensive

$ 180.00
(includes 4 Sessions)