The Sections listed above may have several individual Topic pages.
The list of available Topics are shown on the first page of the Section and in detail on the ‘Contents’ page
These are the main sections of the Site
Information, Choices, Techniques and Advice on all Pencil Matters
COLOURED PENCILS -
Over 150 detailed pages of information for beginners and improvers to help you develop your skills
WILL ALL READERS PLEASE NOTE
This is the OLD version of the topics web site.
It has been archived here at www.colouredpenciltopics.co.uk
as it contains old tutorials and charts no longer included in the new build of the site. This site is no longer updated
A listing of a wide collection of other sources of teaching
both in the UK and beyond
I include here a series of LINKS to other web sites with useful information for the CP artist -
I have asked the CPSA several times if they wish to provide any additional information for readers of this site and I have had no replies to my enquiries
Ann Kullberg has an extensive website and there is a link from
there to her monthly Internet magazine, which is well worth the
Ann is probably one of the top portraitists working in CP and has
a lot of advice for those developing skills in both portraiture of
human and animal subjects.
She authors books and produces a variety of aids to improve
Ann’s website is the access point to her books, CDs and DVDs
and a variety of CP kits.
The ‘Color’ magazine was founded in 1999 and used to be called
‘Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Magazine
( previously CP Magazine), and in August 2015 was
renamed ‘Ann Kullberg’s Color, A Colored Pencil Magazine’
This is due to another publisher trademarking the title ‘Colored
Pencil’ for magazine title use.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXCELLENT MONTHLY READ,
Ann Kullberg’s on -
The back editions are a great fund of knowledge from some
Superb CP artists.
There is also the comprehensive source of Coloured Pencil Websites and Blog information, which was hosted by Ann Kullberg in
Coloured Pencil Central This directory of CP information is now closed to new contributions, and only updated from time to time, However, the details of a wide range of International artists websites shown there is still very useful. The image below provides a link.
Alyona Nickelsen Author of the Coloured Pencil Painting Bible, offers tuition through her USA based website www.brushandpencil.com. There are step by step examples of her work there as well as a gallery of her work.
And in the UK,
Katherine Tyrrell’s website, which links to several useful sites she has written
Thecsc.co.uk This is now operated by Alpha Artshop Online, from Somerset UK.
The website promotes all the various products marketed by Tim Fisher, and sells Fisher 400, an Internationally respected grit paper for Pastels and Coloured Pencil and the site has several video tutorials which are worth seeing
A good source of information about other Coloured Pencil artists in the United Kingdom
are the listings and galleries and many links on :
A web site run by Jo Goudie, which is well worth looking at
There is also the web site of Robin Borrett from Nottinghamshire UK
who is a founder member of the UKCPS as well as a Signature member of the Society
This is well worth a look. http://www.artistandillustrator.co.uk/
WEB SITES WHICH HAVE USEFUL COLOURED PENCIL CONTENT which you may be interested to look at
Over the years there have been a number of forums that have supported Coloured Pencil artists and they have been a great help with advice and helpful comments and ideas. The great forum that introduced me to Coloured Pencil techniques, Scribbletalk, is no more. Most forums now tend to reside within Facebook as closed forums in an effort to manage costs. This means that you have to apply to join and only those registered can see the postings. Facebook is not ideal as it does not enable threads on different subjects to run side by side.
An excellent place to look on Facebook for support with CP media, is the Colored Pencil Artists and Lovers Facebook Group ( CPAL) . A closed group within Facebook, but very welcoming and you can apply to join if you are already a Facebook member.
Many top CP artists take part and some lovely CP artwork is on show.
The traditional ‘multi threaded’ forum site is very costly to run these days, and usually depends on commercial sponsorship
One of these still exists, www.wetcanvas.com which is based in the USA and owned by a major US Art Publisher F+W publishing who run the USA based ‘Artists Magazine’ as well as publishing North Light Books. The scope of the Wet Canvas site is vast and has a host of worldwide members. It does have an active Coloured Pencil section, though, and does provide a facility for Internet based students to discuss CP. I understand that Wetcanvas has over 300.000 members.
Members of the UK Coloured Pencil Society have the ability to join a closed forum within Yahoo Groups, where CP matters are discussed. You need to be a fully paid up member of the UKCPS, and arrange for your name to be included in the group by contacting the group administrator. As a member of UKCPS you will have details in your quarterly magazine.
There is an active french language forum for CP artists at http://crayonsdecouleur.forumactif.com/forum
Otherwise I don’t know of any other discussion groups outside Blogs
Let me know if you find any that are helpful forums or discussion groups to join
There are some USA based web sites which provide a range of information on Coloured Pencils and their use.
Alyona Nickelson introduces a (paid for) tutorial scheme ‘Art Logistics’ through her web site at www.brushandpencil.com.
There is also the excellent source of information supplied in the Colored Pencil Studio site ( based in Texas). Both of these sites provide useful tutorials from major US based artists and will be very helpful to US based readers.
And there is also Rob Sloan’s set of pages featuring free information on brands and techniques through Ebay information pages
These have been establish many years and are regularly updated
Find them at :
THIS PAGE NOW GATHERS TOGETHER ALL THE INFORMATION I KNOW RELATING TO PENCIL COURSES AND TUITION OFFERED BY OTHER ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS
The information here is checked and revised once a year ( in January ),
but if you offer Pencil tuition and would like to be included at any time, please get in touch
OTHER SOURCES FOR CP INFORMATION
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ON CP IN THE UK
by other tutors
Web Based TUTORIALS Workshops and Demonstrations
by other CP Artists
I HAVE IDENTIFIED COLOURED PENCIL TUTORIALS ON THE WEB SITES
OF THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS
( This list was compiled a year or so ago and may not be up to date )
These web sites are also linked through images shown on the Readers Gallery section
Jenny has several tutorials and also teaches on Cruises, around Hampshire and at the Derwent Pencil Museum
Bev shows some step by step examples of her work
Robin Borrett runs workshops around East Leake in Derbyshire
Pauline gives details of the workshops she helps run in the South West of England
Lesley runs workshops in the Ripon area of Yorkshire -
Gayle Mason an be found demonstrating and talking about her animal art at a number of UK venues
Lesley Crawford teaches from her studio in Angus ( East Scotland ) and also at some workshop venues
BASED IN EUROPE
Liedia teaches workshops from her Studio in Rotterdam, Netherlands
JONATHAN NEWEY’S COURSES
A wide range of venues around the UK Midlands,and North.
Sue covers both Coloured Pencil and Graphite, with courses and day workshops at
Long Eaton: Nottingham, Barlow: Derbyshire, Lowdham: Nottingham,
Great Hucklow: Derbyshire, RHS Gardens: Harlow Carr, Harrogate,Yorkshire,
Masham: Yorkshire, Patchings Art Centre: Nottingham,
and The Pencil Museum, Cumbria
A detailed PDF of the 2016 venues and subjects is HERE
One or two of the courses are in Watercolour as indicated.
Jonathan teaches at a number of venues around Southern UK and covers animal, bird and building studies both in coloured pencil and watercolour pencils.
To see the range of courses for 2017, click on the link button here:
This will open up a PDF file of his courses and workshops
which can be printed out.
More details can be found on Jonathan’s website at
FULL DETAILS OF ANN’S WORKSHOPS
Are available on her website
You an also open up a summary PDF file from here:
Ann’s Workshops are held in Wiltshire, UK
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org No Courses: at present because we have now retired (yay!), I am not arranging any dates because we travel around a lot in our mobile home . If any art societies want to contact me for the giving of talks or workshops, they should do so by email to see if I am available.
Location: Scotland. (Because we have the moho I can sometimes use it to fit a workshop in on our travels.)
Subjects: Drawing with graphite pencils; Pastels and pastel pencils; Coloured pencil workshops covering the basics,also animals, portraits, flowers
UKCPS (Cert Ed., HND.)
(Malcolm Cudmore is a Silver Signature Member
of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and Past Editor
of the Society’s quarterly magazine “Talking Point”.)
Malcolm runs several courses based on The Art Trading Company Studio at Bungay in Suffolk., In his own studio in Bungay, and there are also courses elsewhere around Suffolk which he is booking and which are listed separately in his blog. Malcolm also tutors, this year, on a course held in Brittany
Many of the courses will be held (or based at) The Art Trading Company studio,
36a Earsham Street, Bungay, Suffolk. UK
For further details or to book any of these courses, please contact Sue Kemp at The Art Trading Company (01986) 897939
For any questions about any of the courses, feel free to contact Malcolm direct on (01986) 893291 or (07912) 793204
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Malcolm has prepared a summary of his Coloured Pencil based tuition which you can download using the link button on the left
LESLEY CRAWFORD UKCPS
If you are an accredited Tutor and teach Coloured Pencil or Pastel Pencil, with courses or workshops in the United Kingdom, you are very welcome to provide information to go on this page, at no cost.
You can see the type of information required, and you should contact ‘Topics’ via Email to discuss your inclusion in this list
ROBIN RORRETT UKCPS
Robin is based near to Loughborough in the UK East Midlands
For several years, Robin has run workshops at the East Leake Methodist Church
Typically, 8 week courses in Coloured Pencil for beginners and also those more experienced on Monday mornings
and also 8 week courses at East Leake Leisure Centre on Wednesday evenings
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for more information on dates and timings
Teaches a range of pencil and pastel courses from her home near Buckingham.
Workshops and courses are limited to 4 students and subjects are generally wildlife ones
Cate works in Pastel and Pastel Pencil but covers graphite and CP as well