• Workshops & Classes

    student artwork created in a colored pencil workshop

    Upcoming Workshops and classesfor 2017

    To be announced. Due to limited space in my classes, sign up to be notified of new classes and workshops as they are listed!

    students working during a class taught by Kendra Ferreira

    Past Workshops and Classes

    • Colored Pencil Society of America, two one-day workshops, Colored Pencil Goes 3D, Tacoma, WA, 2016
    •  Newport Art Museum, colored pencil classes, 2013-2015
    • Providence Art Club, colored pencil classes, 2012-2015
    •  Monadnock Area Artist Association, Keene, NH, One-Day Colored Pencil Workshop, March 2011
    •  Neighborhood Guild, Wakefield, RI, One-Day Colored Pencil Workshop, May 2010
    •  Portsmouth Arts Guild, Adult Colored Pencil & Watercolor Pencil, 6 week sessions, March 2008 to       2011
    •  Beach Studios (my studio) Adult Colored Pencil & Watercolor Pencil, 6 week sessions, 2009 to 2014
    •  Beach Studios, Children’s Drawing & Painting, winter 2009 to present
    • Wickford Art Association, Adult Colored Pencil, 6 week sessions, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006
    • Adult Students at my home, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Summers 2004 - 2007
    •  Extended Studies at Portsmouth High School, Adult Evening Watercolor, 6 week sessions, 2000 - 2001
    •  Teen Students at my home, drawing, 2000 - 2001

    Ampersand Colored Pencil Instructional Videos


    Ampersand Colored Pencil Instructional Videos, produced for Ampersand Company

    Ampersand Colored Pencil Instructional Video #2


    Instructional video produced for Ampersand Company

    Flotsam & Jetsam, colored pencil | available for purchase

    More Publications

    Sessions with Colored Pencil Masters DVD& book set, published by Sandra Angelo, 2012, contributing artist

    CP Treasures published by Ann Kullberg, 2012, contributing artist

    CPSA Signature Showcase Book, 2010, contributing artist

    SO Rhode Island Magazine 'Art View' artist feature, October 2009

    • The Residences at the Westin Providence, featured artist in March 2009 newsletter

    Colored Pencil Secrets to Success by Ann Kullberg, contributing artist

    the Colored Pencil Artist's Drawing Bible, Chartwell Books, 2008, contributing artist

    • Artist of the Week, Newport This Week newspaper, May 2007

    • Profiled artist of East Bay Living Magazine May/June 2006 Issue

    • Cover artwork for Discover Bristol, RI brochure 2006

    • Featured artist of the Donovan Gallery on Boston Channel 5 Chronicles: Backroads 11/29/05 segment on the Rhode Island Coastline; artists and artisans

  • Kendra Bidwell Ferreira artist


    My work is mainly 2D and in contemporary colored pencil using ordinary subjects and compositions and to portray them in an extraordinary way. Colored pencils permit me to combine the expressiveness of painting with the control of drawing. I use color, line, value, shape and light to portray emotion, luminescence and rhythms in my work and my intentis that each element is reflected in one another and develops simultaneously, deepening a relationship to one another. My drawings are both bold and delicate, transparent and sturdy. Recently I have begun to work in a three dimensional manner, creating handmade books and repurposed book sculpture, incorporating colored pencil and water media into my work. My scenes and still life subjects are from my global travels and my life in Rhode Island, sometimes incorporating elements of both.


    I have a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, with a concentration in printmaking. I am a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America in two areas, holding a second signature membership in the exploration of using other mediums and surfaces with colored pencil. I am also an artist member of the Art League of Rhode Island, Providence Art Club, Salmagundi Club, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC and the American Artists’ Professional League, NYC. I am a founding partner of Beach Studios in Middletown, RI, and occasionally teach classes in colored pencil drawing. My artwork has been exhibited in exhibitions throughout the US and I have had work published in four books and been written up in three colored pencil magazines.




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