Course Overview

Discover the transformative power of colored pencils, a tool that brings depth and vibrancy to art, regardless of skill level. Master techniques like burnishing, hatching, and scumbling to add texture and life to your creations. Learn methods of blending colors to create the illusion of different textures, highlights and shadows. This course includes an introduction of basic theory, color combinations and how to mix and understand color. Explore a variety of papers and textures that will enhance your art. Basic drawing fundamentals are included.

What You'll Learn

  • Joy and confidence in the medium of colored pencil
  • Technical skills for achieving interesting and thoughtful works of art
  • Elements and principles of design for better compositions
  • Learn how to critique artworks, be able to provide and receive constructive feedback on your works and others

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in the medium of colored pencil! Though this is an introductory course, it also serves the experienced artist with an elevated sense of light and space in drawing.

Additional Information

Materials List

24pk Prisma Color Premier colored pencils

1 – Prismacolor Premier 962 Colorless Blender

1 - Strathmore 477-9 Colored Pencil Pad 9x12 30SHT 400 Series 30 sheets White

1 - Strathmore 445-9 Paper 400 Series Artagain Pad Assorted 24 Sheets

Staedtler Metal Sharpener Double hole for Colored Pencil ( 510 20BK )

Faber Castell kneaded Eraser ( this brand only )

HB Drawing Pencil Materials can be purchased on AMAZON or at MICHAELS. Please bring only what you can find and we will discuss resources for materials first day of class.

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In-Person Class
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Jun 06, 2024 to Jun 27, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $129.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 03, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 03, 2024
Section Notes

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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