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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Experimenting new media and different format

(Aubergine, carbon dust by Helen Smithwick)
In addition to our core media: graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil and watercolor we offer courses in other media such as carbon dust and watercolor pencil. Here are some images from recently started classes - note the images are from the 3rd session and the students are just becoming familiar with the new medium.

 (Two tomatillos, watercolor pencil by Pam O'Hara)

In the very end of last year we also had a workshop for miniatures in which the students learned how to scale down the subject matter to a small format. The paper size for these miniature masterpieces was at the most 4.5" x 4.5". More images from these ongoing and past workshops you can find by clicking here.

(Five miniatures in different media, individual paper size 4.5" x 4.5", by Cyndy Calkins)


J R Shepherd said...

Carbon dust looks interesting - is that like charcoal? Is it in a stick?

Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski said...

You can get carbon dust from e.g., carbon pencils. It is applied with brush on the surface. It was developed as a technique by Max Brödel when he was connected to Johns Hopkins University (he started working there 1911)