August 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am – August 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Coconino Center for The Arts

August 6-7 • 9am–12pm

(This workshop was added because the original workshop in July sold out.)

Watersoluble graphite is one of the more versatile media: you can use it like a pencil to draw lines or do shading; when you use a wet brush, it behaves like watercolor (minus the color). Watersoluble graphite is great for working quickly with the full range of values, whether doing bold dramatic or fine detailed drawings.

Participants will use four watercolor pigments to mix the full spectrum of color, then learn to layer color on top to create a variety of beautiful effects. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and ages 13 and up.

Participants will learn:

  • How to draw a variety of lines with watersoluble graphite and to use a wet brush to change the nature of those lines.
  • Basic color theory by using primary colors in watercolor paint to mix a wide range of colors, that they will then apply to their drawing.
  • How to draw lines with a brush.
  • How to avoid streaks when applying an even layer of color to a large area, and how to create hard and soft edges in watercolor.

Participants will take home at least one original artwork that they create.

YOU -Elaine+DillinghamAbout Elaine Dillingham
Elaine Dillingham is a visual artist and art educator based out of Flagstaff. Her work has been called playful, meticulous, more-than-meets-the-eye, strange, and, sometimes, even beautiful. Dillingham draws and paints from life, gliding on the edge of abstraction. She teaches oil and acrylic painting, drawing, and figure drawing at Coconino Community College.

Workshop Fees
$90 members/$95 non-members, $15 for materials

Registration will close August 4 at 5pm. 

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This is part of our Summer Art Workshop series hosted by Art 35° North, a new collective encouraging collaboration, conversation, community and creativity among fine artists, art supporters, art collectors and the communities of Northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. Art 35° N will be presenting “A New Latitude,” an exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, opening June 9 – August 8, 2016. This exhibition will serve as a preview for their Art Tours in Williams (June 18–19) and Flagstaff (June 25–26). Learn more about Art 35° North on their website >