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Botanical Drawing -- Apple in Coloured Pencil -- Elora Centre for the Arts

Botanical Drawing -- Apple in Coloured Pencil -- Elora Centre for the Arts
Location:  Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville St. Elora, ON
Date: May 11, 2019
Length: 1 day (Saturday)
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with 1 hour for lunch
Cost:  $90.00
To register contact Judy
Tel:  (519) 846-9698    Email: 
Or Michael Spillane: 905-891-8422

Botanical Drawing -- Apple in Coloured Pencil

A stunning step-by-step project featuring an apple will be the focus of the day. Coloured pencils are easy to use and convenient to store and replace, making them an ideal medium for both beginning students and experienced artists. The drawing process will be discussed in detail and techniques such as burnishing and layering, along with accurate colour matching, tonal rendering and composition will help students master this rewarding medium.


1 cut piece of Arches 140, 200 lb (or 240 lb) hot-pressed watercolour paper

(10 x 13 inches)

1 sheet of masonite board (11 x 14 inches)

Low-tac masking tape

Graphite pencils: 2H & H

Kneaded eraser and pencil eraser

Mono Zero (Tombow) 2.3 mm round tip eraser

Selection of blending stumps and soft makeup brush

Good quality coloured pencil sharpener


Prismacolor Coloured Pencils (preferably)


Prismacolor Colourless Blender PC1077

Deco Yellow 1011

Yellow Ochre 942

Limepeel 1005

Cool Grey 20%, 50%, & 70%

Warm Grey 50%

Dark Umber 947

Poppy Red 922

Scarlet Lake 923

Crimson Red 924

Violet 932

Green Ochre 1001

Dark Green 908

Indigo Blue 901

Sepia 948