Beginning Colored Pencil Class


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Instructor, Sandie Daignault
Tuesdays, August 23 & 30th
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This is a 2 day, 2-hour, colored pencil workshop with award-winning artist Sandie Daignault and is designed for beginners. Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 6 students and will start with value exercises and basic layering techniques that will serve as a foundation for more advanced work. This is not an adult coloring activity.

Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the intermediate and advanced workshop where students work more independently on their own work. Each student will receive their own box of 23 Prismacolor colored pencils for the class, which can be used in future classes.

The fee for the 2-day class is $130 which includes all supplies. 

Workshop is limited to 6 students. 

Sandie has had a passion for art and art education since college. After retiring in 2011 from a 35-year corporate career, she began teaching art education in Loveland, Colorado to middle school students in after-school programs. She was a substitute teacher there for two years from 2012 - 2013.

In 2013, she came back to CT and began volunteering in the ASAP (After School Arts Program) in Washington, participating and assisting teachers in Region 12 primary school. She became involved with Washington Arts Association, volunteering at art shows and events.

Sandie began taking art classes through WAA, Silvermine Art Center, Rowayton Arts Center, Brookfield Craft Center and several other adult education programs across New Haven and Litchfield Counties. Most recently she has been with Arts Escape since 2018 taking classes in Colored Pencil and Pastel with Rita Paradis, Watercolor with Betty Ann Medieros, and Acrylic with Anda Styler and Souby Boski.

Her art has been awarded prizes during the Threads member juried shows at Arts Escape in 2019 and 2020. Several pieces were published in the 2019 Fresh Ink annual journal of Naugatuck Community College. Her work has been shown at WAA and at the 275th celebration event at Averill Farm in Washington, CT.

She has self-published two books of her poetry and artwork, Poetry Expression I and II.

Sandie has two works in acrylic accepted into the 2021 Ridgefield Guild of Artists 44th annual juried show.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class or you may email a copy of your card prior to the class by sending it to: info@artsescape.org. Masks are optional.

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