PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, all classes are suspended until September, 2021

Colored Pencil Techniques
The Umbrella Arts Center (Concord, MA)

The World Comes RoundThis course will explore the use of colored pencil techniques. Colored pencils have the ability to achieve a painterly look, or a more delicate, traditional look, showing individual strokes and texture. We will experiment with layering, burnishing, surface distressing techniques and imprimatur. Also, we’ll try using colored backgrounds and surfaces and using wet medium (both water and turpentine) as solvents.

Duration: 6 Weeks
Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book
The Umbrella Arts Center (Concord, MA)
This course will focus on the creation of a picture book. This might be a book for children, a book of poetry, or an original text or a journal of travel.  Students will learn how to create a picture book using both the text and sequential images. Starting from the idea stage, to a mock-up or “book dummy” presentable to a publisher. Students may use media such as water colors, acrylics, gouache, or pen & ink or digital images for those who have the necessary computer skills.
Age range: Adult
Duration: 8 weeks