POSTPONED Coloured Pencil Art with Dee Poisson

Coloured Pencil painting is a contemplative and relaxing form of art-making. Often hours go by without notice when painting. Highly detailed or loosely scribbled work are all relevant in this accessible medium. Dee uses artist quality, lightfast materials but student grade materials are also effective drawing and colouring pencils.

This workshop will focus on techniques relevant to introductory and beginners. All materials are provided. There will be a selection of floral or landscape reference images to choose to work from, but feel free to bring your own reference material from home!

Your finished class projects will be a 5x7 frameable piece of art!

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. No experience necessary!

Supplies: All supplies will be included! Consider bringing a sketchbook to take notes in

And don’t forget lunch, a water bottle, and a snack!

Registration cost:  $90. Plus GST & Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 

Registration closes on Thursday, June 18th at 5:00 PM 

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Alberta Artist Dee Poisson creates incredibly detailed coloured pencil drawings. Her artwork consists of wildflowers, birds, floral art. Canadian nature art at its’ finest!

Dee Poisson, AFCA – Artist Statement

"Through my work over the past 20 years, I have strived to share little things and places that people rush by every day without seeming to notice. The contemplative process of colored pencil is a contradiction to the speed of contemporary society and lends itself so well to the details of the subjects that I choose. There are other mediums in my life yet none match the relevance of colored pencil for me.

My work shows the beauty of inconsequence. I endeavor to bring life to the ordinary so that it can be appreciated. I have learned to see and it’s exciting that there is so much more to enjoy in our surroundings when we are not in a hurry."