September 11 & 12
10 am-5 pm EST
@ Townsend Atelier
instructor: Giddy Richt
Colored pencil on canvas? Absolutely! Colored pencil artist Giddy Richt has been “painting” with colored pencils on canvas and will teach you a variety of secrets and techniques that result in a faster and different approach to using colored pencils. Students will learn how to select their subject, plan their composition, and transfer it onto canvas (provided). The canvas is incredibly forgiving while working with it, so no worries about mistakes. Choose any subject that interests you to draw in class. Keep in mind the finished dimension will be 10” x 10”, so plan your design to fit within that dimension. Along with a demo, there will be a brief discussion on various pencils, supports, techniques, and how to use them to your advantage to create a more painterly look for your pencil work.
Please note: This class is NOT a step-by-step instructional tutorial. Beginners welcomed as well as advanced. You will be learning “technique”—–drawing/
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.
For those traveling from out of town, please contact us if you need any help with hotel accommodation recommendations and we will be happy to help!
At the time of this posting (6.3.2021) masks are required in our facility by staff and students. Should this change, we will be sure to post that information here.
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About the instructor:
Giddy Richt was born and raised in Tennessee. After living a nomadic lifestyle being married to an army guy they have retired and settled in Sewanee, Tennessee located on the southernmost tip of the Cumberland Plateau. She enjoys the peacefulness and slow pace of farm living with horses, donkeys, dogs, and cats. She has discovered that her best inspirations for her art come from right around her at home.
She majored in art in college but is best described as self-taught. Past endeavors include faux finishing, mural work, and rebuilding and refinishing furniture. Pretty much-painting anything that would stand still long enough. Currently delving into color pencil painting, her main interest lies in portraiture in a representational style. Her grandchildren were the inspiration to study portraiture which she readily admits will take the rest of her life to even begin to master.
As a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Portrait Society of America, and American Women Artists she continues to study and take classes to gain more knowledge of portraiture. Her goal is to dispel myths about color pencils and turn more people onto the magic of color pencils as a fine art medium.