Coloured Pencils Techniques | Jan Lawnikanis Bienarté

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Coloured Pencils Techniques | Jan Lawnikanis

Coloured Pencils Techniques | Jan Lawnikanis

About this workshop

Spend the weekend learning how to get the best results from using colour pencils as a fine art medium! Jan will share her extensive knowledge to either start newcomers off with this medium or help those with some experience to achieve more professional results.

Learn all about the differences in brands and types of pencils and what surfaces suit, along with experiencing a variety of techniques. There will be plenty of subjects to choose from to make your work unique and no drawing skills are required.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

All levels are welcome.

What do I need to bring?

Coloured Pencils
As many colours as you can afford (24 at the least, but preferably more). 

Sanford Prismacolor is Jan’s preferred brand but other professional brands are Faber- Castell’s Polychromos or Albrecht Durer varieties; Derwent Artists or Coloursoft; Caran d’Ache Pablo or Supracolor and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor. Avoid any children’s or students’ coloured pencils or you will end up very frustrated with their limited potential. (Pencils may be water soluble) 
• If available, bring a Prismacolor Colourless Blender as well.

Rental of the specialty colour pencil supplementary kit is $30 - click the link below for details and booking.  All you need to do is bring your coloured pencils.

The supplementary kit includes:

  • Soft Graphite (lead) Pencil (If you're bringing oyur own, a mechanical pencil -.5mm is fine)
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Ruler
  • Scissors 
  • A4 plastic sleeve folder for handouts 
  • Sharpener
  • An A4 sheet of graphite transfer paper. (Not carbon paper!) 
  • Drawing board
  • Masking tape 
  • Soft- bristle brush – approx 2” wide or larger, for brushing away pencil crumbs
  • A transparency - for using under your drawing hand to prevent smudging your masterpiece
  • Paper - A4 size artist’s quality cartridge paper (or Hot Pressed watercolour paper or Stonehenge paper)

• Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by.

What is provided?

  • Reference material – Jan will supply all references needed for this workshop. 
  • Jan will have some very useful colour wheel kits for sale. These are $20 each and are specifically for Prismacolor pencils.
  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

About the tutor

Jan Lawnikanis has been teaching art classes consistently for the past 26 years and tutored about 200 workshops in a variety of media. Students have praised Jan for her teaching skills and preparation which has gained her an excellent reputation with all ages.

Jan has been the featured artist in Australian Artist Magazine, with 5 full-length articles on using coloured pencils. Other publications include the Paradise Magazine-GC Bulletin, Art Newsflash, the International Watercolour Institute catalogue, the Coloured Pencil Magazine, the Australian Coloured Pencil Network, Art Edit magazine and Artwise textbook for the Australian Curriculum. Jan has also recently published her first eBook, with more to come.

Her award-winning artworks hang in many private and corporate collections.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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