Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 13, 2014

Colored pencil class offered at PCAC

By Patricia Freed
Sun contributor

CROSSVILLE — Colored pencil is an increasingly popular art medium. Award-winning artist/instructor Barbara Rogers is offering a five-session colored pencil class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC). The five-session class is scheduled for five Fridays (March 7, 14, 21 and 28, and April 11). All five sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost for the five-session class is $85 for members of the Art Guild and $110 for non-members. Aspiring artists at all experience levels are welcome to attend.

Those who are new to the colored pencil medium will be happily surprised by its many advantages. Colored pencils are lightweight, portable and easy to carry. They require very little workspace, preparation and cleanup. Colored pencils are economical to buy, and very few extra supplies are needed. Working with colored pencil allows precision and control of detail and depth. Colored pencils can be used to create really rich, deep luminescent color.

Register for the colored pencil class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. (off Peavine Rd.). For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call 707-7249. During the initial session, students will select a subject for their completed colored pencil project and learn to draw using graph paper. Also at the first session, Rogers will discuss supplies and distribute paper to beginning students. 

Rogers is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade. She started her art career in oil and water color painting, but after attending a graphite drawing class, she transitioned to colored pencil. She works from photographs she has taken and loves to depict the world around her with detailed realism. 

This colored pencil class and many other fine art classes are offered at the PCAC by the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and an equal opportunity provider.