The Farms: Colored Pencil I

Skill Level: Beginner

Exercise your artistic side by learning how to use colored pencils at Colored Pencil I from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 29 through Feb. 19 (*make-up day is Feb. 26) in The Studio.

This art class will teach you new techniques and skills to help make your art shine. Each session will focus on a new topic:

Jan. 29: How colored pencils are different from drawing pencils, how to draw what you see, layering color, simple objects
Feb. 5: Burnishing, blending, drawing koi
Feb. 12: Landscape techniques
Feb. 19: Drawing glass and reflective surfaces

$200/person, $155/person without supplies**. Register here by Jan. 15. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

* This make-up day will be used if a session is cancelled due to bad weather.

** The following supplies will be needed: A mixed media sketch book (spiral bound preferred), see through plastic ruler (any color), kneaded eraser, No. 2 pencil, Prismacolor (recommended) colored pencils (more than 12 colors), small plastic hand-held pencil sharpener.

About the instructor

Sally Walsh is a retired art teacher from Richland Community College in Decatur. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience and has led previous art classes at Allerton.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete winter class schedule here.


Jan 29 2024


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 29 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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