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Independent Colored Pencil – May 2023


Instructor, Sandie Daignault
Tuesday, May 30
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 9 students. This class is designed for students who have taken the Beginner/Intermediate workshop and have completed the Pear exercise.  Once basic skills are taught, students are welcome to join the Independent Colored Pencil workshop. Students in this workshop will work more independently but still with instruction on their own work. 

The fee for the 2.5 hour workshop is $75. Supplies are not included. Students are expected to bring whatever project they want to work on along with all the supplies they need to complete their work (paper, pencils, tools, etc.)  Class size is limited to 9 students.

Student may contact the instructor Sandie Daignault with questions at

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Fine Art/Photography.

COVID POLICY: Until further notice, proof of vaccination is not required to attend classes. Masks remain optional.


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, 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 and 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.

“Arts Escape – where creativity and
learning promote well-being.