Drawing in Color

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil! Topics in this online class will include descriptive and expressive line quality, color relationships, cross-hatching and layering, capturing light and volume, and working on colored and textured papers. We will be drawing from still lives you set up on your own at home, photographs, and master copies.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, August 26.

What you will learn:

  • Training the eye to see color

  • To render light, space, and surface

  • Learning the science of color theory and diverse applications of color pencil

Required supplies:

  • Prismacolor colored pencil set, assorted colors, set of 12

  • 2H, B and 4B pencils

  • White drawing paper pad, 11×14 in. to 14×17 in. or similar

  • Kneaded eraser

  • White plastic eraser

  • Sharpener

Later in the term you will need:

  • Strathmore 400 series toned mixed media drawing pad, 11×14 in., 15 sheets

  • Prismacolor colorless blender pencil

  • Optional Papers: experiment with different surfaces besides your standard drawing pad to be cut down from 22” x 30” white or cream or black both : (1) Arches Cover, (1) Arches 88 or (1) Stonehenge Smooth Hot Press, Pastel Paper Mi-Tienes Paper (free choice, pastel…all color will have some white mixed in! Choose (1) warm (yellows, oranges, pinks) and (1) cool (blue, greens, violets).

  • Cotton Rags, cut up t-shirts, towels, or leather chamois, masking tape or two office clips to keep paper still

  • Supply box (shoe box, freezer bags), tray to hold pencils (cookie sleeves, enamel tray, rectangular take-away plastic container), portfolio