Lis ZadravecFor all artists, beginner to professional, who want to add colored pencils to their arsenal. Artists will explore the amazing capabilities, uses and techniques of colored pencils through hands-on experimentation/demonstration with various types of pencils and products. Learning several blending methods and how to create a variety of textures. We will discuss surfaces and methods for image transfer. Beginning a project which can be continued and brought back to the workshop. Colored pencils are very labor intensive and can be hard on the hands, so the workshop is continued the following week, giving the participants time to go home and work further on the project, do a homework assignment. We will also learn important layering & finishing techniques. For more information, visit: or email Minimum age 14.

Lis Zadravec is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Colored Pencil Community of Australasia and Best Loudoun artist 2018. Her award-winning narrative colored pencil artwork is internationally recognized and has been published, among other places, in the book “Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil”. Having studied oil painting and portraiture at the Corcoran School of Art, her approach to colored pencils reflects the layering technique used in the Maroger method of painting. Colored pencils lend themselves to precise detail and photo realism, Lis also aims is to make subjects look as if they were painted. Her approach is unique even among other colored pencil artists and her standards of excellence have been confirmed by many curators and jurors. She has been teaching for over 2 decades and working wish colored pencils more than 30 years. She brings experience and enthusiasm to a medium that has now caught the world’s attention.

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