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. http://northvillearthouse.org/exhibits-2/upcoming-exhibit/
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.
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).