Vibrant Drawing

A One Day Colored Pencils Workshop

Portsmouth Arts Guild

Kendra Bidwell Ferreira, Instructor

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Date:  Tuesday, October 4th

Time 9 am – 3 pm



$95 Members

$110 Non-members

Kendra Bidwell Ferreira, Fragile

Colored pencil is a versatile medium that is portable, inexpensive, and great for combining with other types of media such as watercolor. Through layering and mixing translucent colors directly on the drawing surface, a luminous image is produced. Students will be shown different techniques and approaches to create a vibrant drawing while drawing from a still life. Students will learn about layering, blending and burnishing techniques as well as working with value and form. Experience with drawing in any medium is required but beginners to colored pencil are welcome.

About  Kendra Bidwell Ferreira

My work is mainly 2D and in contemporary colored pencil using ordinary subjects and compositions and to portray them in an extraordinary way. Colored pencils permit me to combine the expressiveness of painting with the control of drawing. I use color, line, value, shape and light to portray emotion, luminescence and rhythms in my work and my intent is that each element is reflected in one another and develops simultaneously, deepening a relationship to one another. My scenes and still life subjects are from my global travels and my life in Rhode Island, sometimes incorporating elements of both.

Recently I have begun to work in a three-dimensional manner, creating handmade books and incorporating colored pencil, printmaking and water media into these pieces of art. I also have been enjoying repurposing and recycling old books into pieces of sculptural artworks.
I recently authored a book about drawing in colored pencil titled Colour Pencil Drawing Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner published by GMC Publications of London. My artwork has been exhibited in exhibitions throughout the US and I have had work published in four books and been written up in three colored pencil magazines.

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