Monday, March 23, 2015

Workshop Opportunity at CPSA's 23rd Annual Convention in Atlanta

Join us July 29th - August 1st, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, for CPSA's 23rd Annual International exhibition and convention.

This year the workshops are being presented by two accomplished colored pencil artists and CPSA members. First up is a workshop by Pam Belcher, CPSA on working with colored pencil on film. (The second workshop feature will be upcoming this week).

We hope you join us in Atlanta this summer and are able to take advantage of these incredible workshops. For more information on the convention, the exhibition and registration check out the prospectus.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP (One day, either July 30th or July 31st)
Do you get tired of dealing with paper surface texture? A different drawing surface can inject a new level of fun to an already great experience. Being able to work on both sides of the film and allowing those two surfaces to play off each other is an exciting game. One of the most enjoyable aspects of drawing on drafting film is that it contains no texture. You may find this aspect of the surface to be a complete game changer. For Pam, it has injected a new level of fun into an already joyful activity, not to mention the saving of time. The silky surface takes colored pencil pigment perfectly. Sometimes it is laid down with the side of the pencil in blocks of color. A light touch can produce extraordinarily thin and delicate lines. The process is delightful to experience, and the possibilities are endless. In this workshop you will draw on both sides of the film, combining blocks of color with expressive lines and details. Pam will demonstrate some techniques she has found effective and will provide images from which to work. She will briefly talk about her process and bring examples to show. In the afternoon, those who want to can experiment with creating textures with rubbings, and move on to additional images. 

Pam Belcher is a 5-year merit signature member of CPSA who began drawing with colored pencils in 1995. Her most recent work on two-sided matte drafting film has opened up an extremely exciting, entirely new world. She has been president of District Chapter 207-Seattle for six years, and before that was the chapter newsletter editor. She has a BFA from Washington State University and also attended Burnley School of Graphic Design in Seattle. She taught drawing for 15 years in a local senior center, volunteered her time for several years as an art instructor in an elementary school, and has conducted a few local workshops on various subjects. She was published in Best of Colored Pencil Volume 5 (Rockport Publishers) and has two pieces in Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow (Northlight Books). She has been featured in both The Artist's Magazine and American Artist Drawing Magazine. For more of Pam's work visit her website.

15.5 x 18.5"
Colored Pencil on Film

Supplies to bring include colored pencils, graphite pencil, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, duster brush, paper, and other basic materials. Attendees will receive an exact supply list one month prior to the convention.

For information on the exhibition and registering for workshops please check out the prospectus (page 6) for CPSA's 23rd Annual International exhibition and convention. 

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