Visual Arts Association of Livonia- Summer Class - Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencils

Join me for a 4 week class at the Visual Arts Association of Livonia Thursdays at 1:30 - 4:30
July 25 - August 15.  Explore various colored pencil techniques to create vivid "paintings".  We will start with basic exercises to build your skills with layering colors, blending, shading , creating textures, composition and more. I will demonstrate water soluble colored pencils and using colored pencils with mixed media. See the VAAL website for more information.  



Award Winning Art for Northville Art House - FINE POINT: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition

I was honored to be the juror for this exhibit at the Northville Art House.  All of the artwork in this show is beautiful. This show runs through the beginning of June. It is worth the drive. 

Award Winning Art

Video of the Award Ceremony

Click here to see the Awards Ceremony

I was honored to be the juror for this exhibit at the Northville Art House.  All of the artwork in this show is beautiful. This show runs through the beginning of June. It is worth the drive.


May 7 and 14 Colored Pencil Workshop at Northville Arthouse

I will be teaching a colored pencil workshop at Northville Arthouse on Tuesday May 7th and Tuesday May 14th from 9:30-12PM .  You can check their website to register.



CALL FOR ART - FINE POINT: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition

  • FINE POINT: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition

    May 3 - June 1, 2019 

     Juror: Barbara Goodsitt
  • Northville Art House presents this open juried competition to showcase the beauty, richness, and versatility of colored pencil through two-dimensional works selected by juror Barbara Goodsitt.
    Location: Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, Michigan 48167, 248-344-0497, www.northvillearthouse.org

    Prizes: $650 for 1st – 4th place: $300, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable mention awards.



January Class at WCC

Student Marta with her colored pencil drawing

I will be teaching "Drawing in Color" on Saturday mornings starting Jan 12 at Washtenaw Community College, WCC Community Enrichment.
Create realistic color drawings using professional-grade colored pencils. You’ll work with water-soluble colored pencils, graphite, pastels and will have the opportunity to include additional media if you want to combine mediums. Many demonstrations and encouraging, one-on-one guidance will help improve your technique and stimulate creativity.
Call 734-677-5060
More information and registration online: https://tinyurl.com/y9ttrlzm


Bonnie Auten Colored Pencil Workshop

I took a great workshop from colored pencil artist Bonnie Auten.  I used Derwent Coloursoft and Caran d'ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils.  Bonnie has developed a technique that combines certain dry colored pencils and water soluble colored pencils that result in a very rich, painterly piece of art.  I made this piece in the workshop on U-Art sanded paper (800 grit).


Fall Juried Show

The Annual Ann Arbor Women Artists Show is being held at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 South Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI..  I have two pieces in this show!  The Show runs through November.

Aloe Vera
© Barbara Goodsitt
Artichoke #2
© Barbara Goodsitt


Drawing Animals

This is from my class demo about drawing animals.
The class is called Drawing in Color at Washtenaw Community College.

© Barbara Goodsitt