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Watercolor Pencil Basics

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Watercolor Pencil Basics
Patricia Schmidt
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$115 plus $5 Materials Fee
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Come enjoy a delightful day learning how these wonderful watercolor pencils easily create fine lines and texture in paintings and sketchbooks. With step-by-step instruction, learn dry and wet applications, tonal foundation glazing and toothbrush texture. Have fun creating a color chart for future reference and painting cherries, pear, tea cup and a wet-into-wet vase.

About the Instructor(s)

Patricia has been painting for over 30 years. She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Colored Pencil Society of America and SPLASH, a professional artist group. Her paintings are published in Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Watercolor Excellence (2013), Splash 14 (2013), Splash 12 (2011) and the Watercolor magazine (2005). She has taught watercolor and colored pencil classes as adjunct faculty for several colleges as well as in workshops in Corvallis and Lake Oswego, Oregon. Her artwork can be seen at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Watercolor pencils: Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils - set of 12 or 24 (or range of colors you like) or

bring the watercolor pencils you already have but check their lightfastness rating. Important to know: l

look for the highest lightfastness so the color won't fade when exposed to light. For Faber-Castell brand

choose pencils with 3 asterisks (***) for the highest lightfastness, 2 asterisks (**) is also good. For

other brands check their lightfastness charts. Please note there are many different kinds of pencils at

the art supply store. Look for signage for Watercolor or Water-soluble pencils. For our workshop, do

not buy wax-based, pastel, oil, or polychromos pencils as they won't dissolve with water

• Several sizes of round watercolor brushes with at least one with a nice point and an old toothbrush

• Hand-held large hole pencil sharpener

• 2 small water containers

• Pencil

• White plastic eraser

• Sharpie fine point black marker

• Scissors

• Removable adhesive putty for lifting pencil lines (used for hanging poster, I like "Uhu" brand available at

most Art Stores)

• Paper towels

• Facial tissues (avoid "ultra-soft" tissue because of the lotion)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Watercolor paper for watercolor pencil

• Reference chart

• Prepared paper for class exercises

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