Renowned Artist Ferreira to Offer Exclusive Workshop on Creating Works of Unique Art Using Colored Pencils
This fall, individuals with an interest in creating works of art with colored pencils will have an opportunity to learn about this unique technique from an expert in the art form, Kendra Ferreira, at the Bristol Art Museum. The one-day in-person class, Drawing the Autumn Landscape, is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Participants in this class will capture the glorious colors of autumn in colored pencil. Using techniques such as layering, blending and mixing colors directly on paper, individuals will learn to interpret the vibrant and colorful beauty of the New England autumn landscape. This class is geared towards students with some drawing experience. Those interested in enrolling in the class should email email@example.com.
“My goal is for students to learn or practice colored pencil techniques as well as to learn about creating values of light and dark, textures and composition,” said Ferreira. “I would like each student to enjoy the process to feel good about the drawing they will take home from the class.”
Individuals with any level of experience drawing with pencils of any form are strongly encouraged to enroll in the one-day workshop. Participants will create a drawing using a landscape photo or autumn still life object as their inspiration.
“When drawing with colored pencils, the colors are mixed on the paper through layering,” said Ferreria. “This differs from colors being mixed on a palette when using paints. I have always felt more comfortable using pencils to layer and achieve rich colors versus mixing paints to achieve colors.”
Past participants in this workshop have shared they learned to see more detail or more colors when drawing. Other participants have experienced a heightened level of comfort drawing shapes, perspective and values of light and dark.
“The autumn season is my favorite to depict in art not only because of the fall leaves and colors on the trees, but also the slant of the sun during the season,” said Ferreira. “The sunlight hits the earth at a different angle creating different wavelengths of color. If you think of an apple, you probably think of the color red. However, if you really study an apple you will see so many other colors such as yellow, orange, green and purple or blue as it turns toward shadow.”
Ferreira earned a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. During her first year there, she enrolled in an illustration class in colored pencil. It was her favorite class. That class, combined with a Color Theory class, inspired her to learn about drawing and color. Ferreira has been using colored pencils ever since.