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Online Art Workshop: Pens and Pencils

Pens and Pencils - Online Art Workshop Outline

Pens and Pencils online art workshop gives you ways to explore and become confident with 2 dimensional materials such as pencils, graphite and pens. By understanding the techniques and skills used to manipulate these materials gives you an opportunity to shade, add depth, create tactile and visual texture with a surface. By understanding the boundaries of each media can give you handles to hold onto to achieve more options for its use. Develop some drawing techniques that could enhance what you might already know or give you a fresh approach to your own style of working with your pens and pencils.

Rubbings, negative spaces, working with shadows, and transferring images are just some of the ways to develop techniques to begin introducing you to ways of working. You will gain a sense of confidence around decision making and each technique will be applied to create a visual example to be documented in your Visual Journal. These will then be taken further to explore the possibilities of larger pencil or pen artworks.

Learn how to explore your own environment and source materials that can be transferred into an idea or artwork for further use.

Two videos included in the workshop are designed to expand your repertoire of how to manipulate and utilise materials and surfaces. You will be shown some creative and easy ways to take your techniques and skills further. From starting points you create, you will begin to open up the possibilities for your own artwork.

Art Workshop Content

Pens and Pencil Techniques as Starting Points Video
From Starting Points for Beginning your own 2D artwork Video
Technique notes and definitions included
Demonstrations of 2D materials and their purpose.
Visual Journal layouts and tips to give you starting points.
P&P Techniques template
Textural Inspiration template
Important use of design- ideas and fun experiments

Art Workshop Preview, Materials and Cost


The following materials are required for this workshop and can be purchased from online, or local art suppliers.


A4 Mixed Media Pad 5 shts 300gsm


Stay Anywhere Pen


Peroci Charcoal Pencil


Peroci Woodless Graphite pencils set 6


EatsArt Flat Taklon BrushSet


EatsArt RoundTaklon BrushSet


Rains DL Watercolour Paper 5 shts


Double Sided Tape 12mm x50m


Micador College Pencil 2B


Glue Stick Osmer 40g


Faber Castell Watercolour Pencils 24 pkt


Tracing Paper 5 shts A4


Note: To reduce shipping and overall costs, the A4 Visual Journal has been removed and the kit contains 5 A4 A4 Mixed Media Paper and A4 Tracing Paper samples.


Workshop Price: $20
Pens & Pencils Materials Kit (optional) $150



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