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Handmade books and book sculptures created using upcycled books and mixed media
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
2022 Workshops and classes
One Day Colored Pencil – Vibrant Drawing Workshop at Mystic Museum of Art
Colored pencil is a versatile medium that is portable, inexpensive, and great for combining with other types of media such as watercolor. Through layering and mixing translucent colors directly on the drawing surface, a luminous image is produced. Students will be shown different techniques and approaches to create a vibrant drawing while drawing from a still life. *Limited to 12 students.
4-Week Colored Pencil Drawing at Bristol Art Museum
April 19th, 26th, May 3rd,10th | 9:30am-12:00pm Fee: Members $125/ Non-Members $135
Discover the vibrancy of colored pencil in this 4 week class. We will be learning the many versatile ways of drawing with colored pencils. Topics will include: layering, blending and burnishing techniques as well as working with value and form. Each week we will work on a different project and small still life set up. Some colored pencil experience is helpful but beginners are also welcome.
This easy-to-use In-Depth tutorial workbook is filled with simple, clear instruction for each and every section of this beautiful, tantalizing project. Each page is specially designed with simple step-by-step instructions so you can easily and confidently follow along at home.
Candy Apple In-Depth Tutorial features:
An introduction to the project
A complete supply list
Easy-to-transfer tracing, with transfer instructions
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 intent is that each element is reflected in one another and develops simultaneously, deepening a relationship to one another. My scenes and still life subjects are from my global travels and my life in Rhode Island, sometimes incorporating elements of both.
Recently I have begun to work in a three-dimensional manner, creating handmade books and incorporating colored pencil, printmaking and water media into these pieces of art. I also have been enjoying repurposing and recycling old books into pieces of sculptural artworks.
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, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC and the American Artists’ Professional League, NYC. I teach classes and workshops in colored pencil drawing, handmade books and altered book sculpture.
I recently authored a book about drawing in colored pencil titled Colour Pencil Drawing Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner published by GMC Publications of London. 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.