Coloured pencils Workshop product list
Each attendee is supplied with the necessary paper/support required for the day and for those bringing and using their own products on the day you will need to bring the following with you:
1. A selection of your own Coloured pencils
As each Workshop subject varies, the colours required will vary too, but ensure you bring a set of pencils with a good choice of neutrals such as browns and greys as these are the most used colours.
A Black, flesh tone (Peach and/or pink tone) and white is a must in every Workshop. If you purchase an Art Kit, each pencil is numbered allowing you to easily select the colour needed which is stipulated in the workshop booklets .
NOTE: Oil based Coloured pencil ranges may not be suited for use in these Workshops as they can be limited in their layering and blending abilities.
KITS LOANED/PURCHASED: The WH Smith pack 36 or 48 Coloured pencils is provided.
The 48 set are used in Advanced Workshops (Click the image above to view the Wh Smith Coloured Pencil Article)
2. A white pencil of good quality
The white pencil is one of the most important pencils in these Workshops so a good quality white pencil is recommended.
Brands such as Derwent Coloursoft , Prismacolor Premier or Caran Dache Luminance are vibrant whites and good for blending too.
KITS LOANED/PURCHASED: A WHSmith white pencil is included
Professional White pencil brands are available during the day
4. A white Eraser
A clean Rubber is needed for the Workshop. Make sure the Rubber has not been used for Graphite Work as this may transfer onto your Artwork.
KITS LOANED/PURCHASED: A clean eraser is included
Stock available to purchase on the day
5. A sheet of Tracedown
A photocopy outline of the subject matter is provided and an A4 or A3 sheet of Tracedown will be needed for transferring the photo image on to your support. The Graphite tone is recommended for light coloured paper and white or yellow for dark paper. Check what paper colour will be used in the Workshop before the day.
An A3 size sheet will be needed for the Leopard workshop (August 2019)
KITS LOANED/PURCHASED: A pre-sprayed outline is provided
8. Desktop Easel
Some may wish to use an Easel for a pencil Workshop and if so, any flat board top type of Easel would be suitable providing it is not too big and bulky. Click on the Easel image to go to the Ken Bromley online Art shop and view their Easels including this one pictured to give you an idea of what to buy if you do not currently have a Desktop Easel.
PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 Desktop Easels with a non-fixed board that may be loaned, if you wish to borrow one during the Workshop, please book in advance.
9. Daylight Lamp (Battery powered/rechargeable)
If you wish to bring along a Daylight Lamp so you can work with natural light at your workstation, please feel free. As there are no sockets at these tables, a battery powered or rechargeable light can be used if needed.
For samples, visit the SAA page HERE
PLEASE NOTE: Although there are no sockets at the work tables, there are a few sockets available at the venue should you need to charge a light or iPad to use during the day. Ideally ensure electricals are fully charged beforehand
You may wish to bring an aerosol fixative with you on the day if you prefer to fix your pencil layers although it will not be included in demonstrations by the tutor.
Please note: Fixative should only be used in well ventilated areas and for these Workshops, should only be sprayed outdoors to avoid others inhaling.
KITS LOANED/PURCHASED: Not provided
12. A pencil rubber
A pencil rubber can help to remove very small areas of unwanted pencil mistakes. The double ended pencil rubber shown here with both the pink tip and the white tip is the best option as the pink side is soft and will not damage the paper fibres on smooth paper where as the white tip is harder and can be used to remove marks on textured paper. You can also purchase individual pencils with either pink or white tips.
Single & Double ended pencil stock is available to purchase on the day