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Charcoal Illusions with Helen Harrison

Charcoal Illusions with Helen Harrison

Create the illusion of color and depth using charcoal on toned paper.

October 17


LAA Members $20 • BAG/Partner Members $25 • Non-members $30

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Workshop registration is limited and fills fast!

Register now to reserve your seat. Contact Steve Markman with questions: smarkman@me.com

Learn how to create the illusion of depth and color with only black & white charcoal on toned paper.

Helen taught this drawing technique in the Drawing Study Group and in this Dabbler will give you hands-on help in creating a beautiful animal portrait. There's nothing new about drawing with black & white charcoal on toned paper, but there are some secrets to doing with maximum impact and control. Join us as we explore this traditional technique with a new twist.


A piece of medium-value tan paper, preferably Stonehenge Legion in the color "Kraft," approximately 11 x 14. A smaller size makes it harder to draw details and larger will mean you won't have time to finish your drawing. Stonehenge paper comes in sheets, rolls, and pads. Click to go to Amazon to order a pad of paper or go to Jerry's Artarama by clicking here.

soft Vine charcoal in a thin to medium thickness

2-B charcoal pencil

?white Charcoal Pencil

kneaded eraser

white plastic eraser

pen eraser

Exacto knife with new blade (#6) to sharpen pencils and shape eraser 


Plastic gloves if you want to keep your hands clean

Helen will supply charcoal dust, fixative, and paper towels. (also plastic sheeting for the floors) 

Saturday 10/17/2020

09:00 AM MDT


12:00 PM MDT

Louisville Center For The Arts
801 Grant St.
Louisville CO 80027

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