Online Art Course: Pens and Pencils

Pens and Pencils

Art Workshops online Pens and Pencils course gives you ways to explore and become confident with 2 dimensional materials such as pencils, graphite and pens. By understanding the techniques and skills used to manipulate these materials gives you an opportunity to shade, add depth, create tactile and visual texture with a surface. By understanding the boundaries of each media can give you handles to hold onto to achieve more options for its use. Develop some drawing techniques that could enhance what you might already know or give you a fresh approach to your own style of working with your pens and pencils.

Rubbings, negative spaces, working with shadows, and transferring images are just some of the ways to develop techniques to begin introducing you to ways of working. You will gain a sense of confidence around decision making and each technique will be applied to create a visual example to be documented in your Visual Journal. These will then be taken further to explore the possibilities of larger pencil or pen artworks.

Learn how to explore your own environment and source materials that can be transferred into an idea or artwork for further use.

Two videos included in the workshop are designed to expand your repertoire of how to manipulate and utilise materials and surfaces. You will be shown some creative and easy ways to take your techniques and skills further. From starting points you create, you will begin to open up the possibilities for your own artwork.

Course Content

Pens and Pencil Techniques as Starting Points Video
From Starting Points for Beginning your own 2D artwork Video
Technique notes and definitions included
Demonstrations of 2D materials and their purpose
Visual Journal layouts and tips to give you starting points
P&P Techniques template
Textural Inspiration template

Course Preview, Materials and Cost

The material list for this workshop is recommended only! You can purchase them from your nearest local art supplier.

A4 Visual Journal

A4 Acrylic Pad

Tracing Pad A4

Faber Castell Watercolour Pencils PKT 24

Micador Essential Pencils 2B

Faber Castell Pitt Artists Charcoal Pencils Box 6

Everzart Permanent Marker

Lyra Graphite Watersoluable Crayons (3)

Eastart Brush Set Purp[le Range 5 short handled White Taklon Flat

East Art White Taklon Brushes Round Blue Range Set 6

Double Sided Tape 12mm x 50m

Course Price:   $20

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