Workshop – Pencils, Pastels, and Metallics

Date(s) - 10/21/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Garden Art Association


Mixed Media with Pencils, Pastels and Metallics

Artist: Mary Beth Lesko

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

This is a new way to use colored pencils. There is no limit when you begin using colored pencils with other mediums on multiple surfaces. Participants will use their own creativity to create an abstract art piece. Mary Beth will guide you in good composition, understanding the power of color, and using multiple mediums to enhance your art. You will practice various techniques for layering color, creating textures, and creating shadows.

Participants will work with colored pencils, oil pastels, Rub-n-Buff metallics, and gold and silver leaf on Brown Artist’s paper. Each art creation will be an original piece of work.

All skill levels welcome.


Colored Pencils Set (Prismacolor Professional Grade Colored Pencils recommended. No Verithins or water soluble pencils)

Kneaded Eraser

1 tube “Rub-n-Buff” in the color of your choice (Sapphire is nice)

1 ea. inexpensive round, small and medium brushes (to apply sizing for Gold Leaf)

Battery operated pencil sharpener (There is also an electric pencil sharpener at the gallery for your use.)


Paper, Gold and Silver Leaf, Adhesive Sizing, Oil Pastels, Odorless Mineral Spirits

Mary Beth Lesko is a prolific artist and experienced instructor. She has specialized in colored pencil as an art medium for more than 14 years and her work has been shown extensively at galleries, including the SoBo Gallery in Winter Garden. “The artwork done in colored pencil is now being accepted by galleries and museums as a respected fine art medium! Many pencil manufacturers are now following lightfast guidelines established by The Colored Pencil Society of America to manufacture pigments that can withstand light and not fade over time. This makes the value of an art piece immeasurable when it hangs in galleries, a museum or in a private home or business.” -MBL

What People Are Saying About Mary Beth Lesko

Mary Beth is a very skilled and talented artist. I was so appreciative of how well prepared and organized she was to teach an entry workshop. She answered many questions, gave us examples to learn from and she walked around the class making a great effort to help everyone. Since taking her workshop I have enjoyed doing some colored pencil drawings at home. I also ordered the instruction book she highly recommended. I felt her workshop was very productive and educational. Thank You! –KC 1-18-17


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