September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts
$90 - $100 + Material Fee

Wild Beauty at the Base of Mt. Elden, ©ECDillingham

Learn the best techniques and uses of the versatile media: watersoluble graphite with instructor Elaine Dillingham. It can be used like a pencil to draw lines or do shading. When applying 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 also use four watercolor pigments to mix the full spectrum of color, then learn to layer color to create a variety of beautiful effects.

Watersoluble Graphite & Watercolor Workshop is suitable for all levels of experience ages 13 & up.

Price: $90/members, and $100/non-members +$15 material fee

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Participants will learn:

  • How to draw varied & expressive lines with watersoluble graphite.
  • Basic color theory – how to mix primary colors in watercolor to achieve the spectrum.
  • How to draw lines with a brush.
  • How to avoid streaks when applying an even layer of color to a large area.
  • How to create hard and soft edges in watercolor.

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


This Workshop is Taught by Elaine Dillingham

Elaine Dillingham is a visual artist and art educator living and working in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Her  work has been called playful, meticulous, more-than-meets-the-eye, strange, and even beautiful. Elaine is often in the studios of Coconino Community College teaching Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil), Drawing I & II, and Life (Figure) Drawing. Her art is on display at Arizona Handmade Gallery, in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.  Please check www.elainedillingham.com/ for current workshops and events.