Glastonbury Arts


Colored pencils are a versatile, portable and easy-to-use medium that can be used just about anywhere, anytime.

Lynn Bywaters, Last Dance Colored  Pencil

Lynn Bywaters, Last Dance

Learn skills and techniques to work with “professional grade” colored pencils. These pencils are far superior to those you might remember from grade school. Colored pencils can be used to create an amazing range of textures and effects. Layering of colors can add depth to your drawings. Color blending and application techniques will be demonstrated, as will techniques for various effects. Learn tips to refresh your drawings if you’ve gone too far. Bring your favorite subject matter in a photo or small item. After the instructor’s demonstration, you will also receive individual instruction to allow you work on one drawing and progress at your own rate.

We will also go over some optional materials and products to add to your experience, if interested.

Workshop, January 23, 9 am – 1 pm
Fee: $55 ($45 for GA members)

4-Week Class, Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
4 – 6 pm  | Fee: $125 ($115 for GA members)

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There are a number of Colored Pencil choices from which to choose:

Prismacolor  Set of 12
Caran D’Ache Pablo  Set of 12
Faber-Castell Polychromos  Set of 12

Colored Pencils and KUM Sharpener

Bring your colored pencils, sharpener and other supplies and learn from an expert about the use of colored pencils.

Or- choose a rainbow mix from the listed brands above – be sure to include a brown, black and white colored pencil in your selection. All of the above-listed brands will work together.

Paper choices:

Strathmore 400 Colored Pencil Pad
Strathmore 500 Bristol Pad – Vellum Surface
Canson Artist Mix Media Pad
Note: Any drawing paper should be 100 lb or more, not a plate or Hot Press finish

Other supplies:

Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser – white
Sanford Paper Mate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick
Kneaded Eraser
KUM Magnesium Pencil Sharpener