Colored pencil class- student's Wood Duck 2016
Colored pencil class- Student’s Wood Duck

Join April’s art classes at pARTiculars in Lafayette! Registration is open for classes.  Check the pARTiculars website to sign up or call the gallery at 720-890-7888.

There are many class options such as Drawing, Colored Pencil, Pen and Ink Sketching, Drawing Nature, and Watercolor pencils, all listed below!

Drawing What You See and Beyond” 

Adults & Teens: beginning and continuing
Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm

Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Description: $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. Class meets on Tuesdays. If you can sign your name, you can draw, but you must learn how just like anything else. Basic drawing is the stepping stone to a better painting; seeing differently is the key to a great drawing. Give your drawings and paintings more depth, better perspective, and master the secret of lights, darks, and shadows. Bring a soft pencil (#2) and a 9”x12” spiral bound sketchbook to the first class.

Cost: $130.00 per session (5 classes)

Materials fee: $ 15.00 per session payable to instructor.

“Colored Pencils and More”

Adults & Teens: beginning & continuing students

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm.

Session #1 : Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

Description: Material fee of $15 to be paid to the insructor. Join this weekly Tuesday group to learn the magic of drawing with colored pencils, using Prismacolor or comparable pencils. Learn to match, blend and layer colors to create a drawing of your own choosing. Bring a set of 24 Prismacolor pencils (do not get the Scholar Prismacolor), a strathmore “colored pencil” sketchbook 9″x12″; or a regular spiral bound sketchbook will also work. If you are a continuing student bring the pencils that you use. Bring what you are working on or photos to start a new picture.

Cost: $130.00 per session (5 classes)  Materials fee: $15.00 per session payable to instructor.


“Drawing Nature”

Adults & Teens, beginning to advanced

Wed. 3:30-5:00 pm.

Session #1  March 6, 13, 20, 27

Session#2   Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

Description:  This class is for adults and teens and meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm. There is a materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Join artist and teacher April Christenson to explore the many options and techniques that watercolor pencils offer. You can be a beginner or experienced artist to enjoy this class! Bring a 9”x12” spiral bound sketchbook, #2 pencil. We will discuss other specific supplies and try out watercolor pencils at the first session. So you might want to wait to purchase watercolor pencils until after the first class. If the student has their own watercolor pencils bring them to the first class. Students should bring a photo or photos of flowers to start a watercolor pencil drawing. Also, the instructor will have some flower reference pictures available for students if needed.

Cost: $120.00 per session    Materials fee: $15.00 for handouts