Our recent Color Pencil Portrait seminar with Mark Menendez was a huge success. Mark, besides being a wonderful teacher and artist, is so patient and very organized in his presentation. I was so impressed with the student’s portraits. Many students had not ventured into colored pencil portraits before… just so impressive. Mark was a true inspiration for all of us.
Mark taught us that you don’t learn to be good at art by talent alone but by practice. And that’s what we’ll do. Plan to join us at Artful Endeavors.
Medium, definition: the material or form used by an artist; the intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses; a liquid (e.g., oil or water) with which pigments are mixed to make paint; a means by which something is communicated or expressed (that fits, right?)
And we have been on a journey exploring different mediums this year and having such fun. All the art theory applies, it’s just learning to use the medium that is the excitement. It’s how we are exploring, gaining knowledge and learning to apply the art experience we already have to a different medium.
We started the year with our usual favorite, acrylics, but exploring how to create a mist or fog effect with our paints using glazes and layers. And they turned out very foggy just as we wanted.
Tree in the Fog, Liz Miller CDA
Next we have been playing with colored pencil this month, first with a House Finch design of mine and now each student has chosen a design they would like to create with assistance from me. I can’t wait to see the results. Again we are stretching our knowledge and learning to work with a new medium for most of us. What fun! I’m getting comments from students saying that they love colored pencils.
Italian Sailboat, Liz Miller CDA design
Next month we’ll continue our explorations of pastels which some of the students have sampled and enjoyed. We worked on Kay Witt’s awesome fox and our creations were also wonderful and exciting. I’ve just finishes an Italian Sailboat design that I think was lots of fun. We’ll start work on that on March 6.
Plan to join us on our mediums explorations and exercise your mind. We have more acrylic and watercolor classes coming up! Keep watching the schedule.
Date: Fri, Feb 22, 6-9p at Artful Endeavors with Liz Miller
Class cost $45/participant
All supplies and surface will be provided.
No experience needed.
Bring your own wine and snack to share
Come join us for an evening of fun where you will paint the face of your own cat on an 8×10” canvas. Don’t have a cat? Purr Partners has many kitties you can paint. No experience is needed, just the desire to enjoy the experience with friends.
Bring a photo of your cat face for coloring. We’ll use a pattern for the face so no drawing is required. All supplies and surface are provided.
And we’ll party, so bring a bottle of wine and a snack to share.
Proceeds from our workshop go to Purr Partners Feline Rescue for the benefit of our cats.
Register Now! $45
Or mail your check to Liz Miller,
Artful Endeavors 200 Sawmill Rd, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27615
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