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Intermediate Colored Pencil – May 2023


Instructor, Sandie Daignault
Tuesdays, May 16 & 23
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This class will provide step-by-step instructions with tips and techniques for the creation of a final painting. This class is for students who have taken Beginner Colored Pencil (Pear exercise) or have the instructor's approval.

Students are required to bring the supplies listed below to class. Check the sets of pencils you purchase to make sure the required colors are included. Prismacolor does sell pencils separately if not found in their sets.

The fee for the four-hour class is $120.00 and no supplies are included.  Class size is limited to 6 students.

*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 Art Programs.

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

Contact the instructor Sandie Daignault at if you have any questions.

Note: Please bring your set of pencils from the beginner class.

>> General supplies:

Stylus pen (available to purchase at Arts Escape - $10)

Kneaded eraser

Museum putty

Battery operated eraser (optional)

>>Prismacolor pencils:


Sky blue light                                   

Kelp green                                     

Indigo blue                                    

Canary yellow


Pale vermillion

Carmine red

Spanish orange

Burnt ochre


Greyed Lavender

Pale sage


Salmon Pink



Mineral Orange

Tuscan Red



Colorless blender

Col-erase light grey pencil (for tracing)

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.

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learning promote well-being.