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Water Street Studios School of Art


in Fall semester 2023

Color Pencil Techniques on Black ( North Classroom)
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Color Pencil Techniques on Black ( North Classroom)


with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Nov 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join WSS resident artist Lisa Youngdahl explore color pencil on black! This may be your introduction to colored pencil or, if you have already used colored pencil, there are different techniques to learn for drawing on black.

Students will learn both basic colored pencil techniques and adapting these techniques to work on black board. The vivid color against a blackboard will add extra drama to your artwork! Starting with an underlaying drawing, the blending of layers of color will give a painterly quality to the drawings. Students will learn about additional tools that will help achieve the desired effects to their drawing. We will start with a tutorial lesson, then students will work on their own drawings with the guidance of the instructor. Students should bring references and ideas for drawings they would like to create. Students will need to provide their own set of 24 color Prismacolor Premier Pencils. These are available at local art supply stores and Amazon.

*If a repeat session is offered, it could be ongoing for students to continue their projects.

 Instructor will provide a tutorial image and help you get started with your own

Course# DRW107.122.01

What you will need:

  • 24 color Prismacolor Premier Pencils
  • Canson Black Drawing Board, 16”x20” - cut into four 8”x10” boards 
  • 9”x12” tracing paper pad
  • 2H pencil
  • 12” aluminum non-slip ruler (recommended)
  • Roll of scotch tape
  • Prisma color pencil sharpener (recommended)
  • Kneaded eraser

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, and Michael’s.

More about Lisa at:

 for 16+


Holiday Cheers Drawing Glass Workshop (3 - D Classroom)


with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Dec 16, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Join this special holiday drawing session! You will learn to draw holiday themed glassware on black paper, the results are both beautiful and dramatic.

Experienced instructor Phil Schorn will lead this step-by-step workshop and guide students to produce beautiful results! Students will be guided to create stunning drawings of cocktail glasses, with gorgeous reflections. This one day 4-hour color pencil project workshop is designed for beginners or anybody that just wants to draw.

You will learn and accomplish a lot in this 4 hour workshop and leave with increased drawing skills to continue to explore drawing on your own.

*Everything will be supplied: paper, reference, pencils just bring your enthusiasm and have fun. A selection of light snacks and one nonalcoholic drink drink included. Just bring yourself and have some fun! This is a perfect class for a relaxing creative friends & family get together!

This program is presented by Water Street Studios instructor Phil Schorn.

Phil’s work has been in magazines, books, newspapers, and television. He has been teaching color pencil since 2017 and an instructor with WSS since 2020.

for 21+

 # DRW.125.123.02

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