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Getting Started with Colored Pencil - Online Course


with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Nov 2, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the beauty of drawing with colored pencils in this online course for beginners. Learn everything you need to get started - types of paper, pencils, how to put the color down, layering, and blending. Each session will include a review and demonstration of new techniques. Course#DRW102.120.02

This live Zoom course meets for one hour on Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m. for four (4) weeks, November 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no class Nov. 23). A recording of each session will be available for you to view if you are unable to attend a live session. Reference images will be supplied.

It is expected that the student will be able to dedicate time between the sessions.  

What you will need:

  • 48 count Prismacolor softcore pencils
  • One (1) 9”x12”  300 series Strathmore Smooth Bristol Pad
  • One Blick colorless blending pen
  • Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)

Helpful extras….. Smooth surface to draw on, drawing board 1” or 2” clean, soft paintbrush (for use as a drafting brush)

Supplies can be ordered online through Dick Blick or other online outlets. For convenience, see cost and order here:

Links to access instructional videos and instructions to schedule Zoom sessions are sent through email prior to the course start date. Questions? email us at


Acrylic Painting for Beginners - Online


with Lauri Esteen

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Discover the fundamentals of acrylic painting and explore various approaches to handling this versatile medium. Techniques in building washes, layered glazes, and other methods will be demonstrated.

You’ll develop and refine skills to create the effects of light and color in still life and nature painting. Individual expression and experimentation will be encouraged with direct observation of subject matter either the instructor provides or guides the student to document at home.

The course includes several instructional videos each week. Zoom sessions begin with discussion of topics covered in the videos and includes guidance and helpful critique about your work. Students should plan to paint during each Zoom session, following the introduction.

The course runs Nov. 4 - Dec.9 (final Zoom session). Zoom sessions are every Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning on Nov. 11. No session on Nov. 25. Links to access instructional videos and Zoom sessions, and supply list are sent through email prior to the course start date. 

For age 16 and above. Course#PNT101.120.03








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