Instructor: Jeri Allison
Experience the freedom and excitement of mixing media to create a one of a kind work of art. Drawing from a still life, participants will first learn the art of staining paper with coffee to create a rich golden ground for your drawing. Following steps include painting loose white and black washes with acrylics and India ink. The final stages are where it all comes together. Drawing with white and black charcoal and pastel, images will pop and have dramatic contrast to create an eye-catching work of art. Some experience with drawing suggested.
All Materials can be purchased at Art Mart or Cheap Joe’s. Show the employees this list and they will help you find what you need. If you already have supplies, bring what you have!
- 1 sheet of 22x30 140 pound Fabriano Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
- 1 size 10 round synthetic brush
- 1 box of Winsor and Newton soft vine charcoal (or similar brand)
- 1 black charcoal pencil
- 1 white charcoal pencil
- 1 stick of compressed black charcoal or soft black pastel
- 1 stick of Rembrandt soft white pastel (or similar brand)
- 2B, 4B 8B or Ebony Pencils (optional)
About the instructor
Jeri Allison’s two great passions are animals and art. She currently lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she teaches art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. While the primary and ongoing subject of her artwork is devoted to animal welfare, she has recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of illustrating a children’s book.