OCTOBER 19-21, 2020


Graphite Grey Wonder300 Graphite Grey Wonder Graphite/ Gesso  on 30”x40”                     © Mira M. White 2019                  

     This workshop is all about graphite and its multiple uses as both a drawing and painting medium. We will be experimenting with graphite powder, water-based graphite pencils, collage and a variety of mixed media approaches. If you are captivated by the subtle richness of delicate grays or the range of powerful charcoal tones you can achieve with this medium,  this workshop is for you.!

  Fri-Sun 10 am- 4 pm
  Jen Tough Gallery
 806 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
  Pre-register: http://www.contemporaryartworkshops.com
  Tuition: $700( $ 30 additional materials fee to instructor)




Graphite Powder (comes in a 6 oz. jar)( Cretacolor brand is available on Amazon)
Lyra Water based graphite stick-  set of 3 ( Amazon)comes 2B, 6B / 9B
Art Graf water soluble graphite tablets ( set of  3 or 6 on Amazon)
Black Rembrandt Soft Chalk Pastel ( really dense black)
Your collection of regular drawing pencils ( any brand)
Fine line Marker pens – white & Black
Magic Rub Eraser
Kneaded Eraser
Saral graphite transfer paper- can be a single sheet or a roll

White Gesso
Black Gesso
Black Sumi Ink
Joint Compound or Nova Texture Paste or Golden Molding Paste ( Do not get the Light Molding Paste
Oil Pigment sticks- Black, Grey/ Silver, White ( R&F preferred)

1 sheet 140 lb or 300 lb Rag Watercolor Paper 22”x30” ( Hot Press), cut in 2 pieces
I mixed media sketch book 9”x12” ( at least 80 lb weight) for exercises
1 Claybord  Cradled or Uncradled
1(optional) wood panel at least 12”x12”- best if cradled and primed with white gesso
1 sheet  matte Duralar ( needs to be fairly thick)(.005)(also called matte drafting   film)(Amazon)
1 sheet Yupo- ( can be 9”x12”)
Black papers for collage: tissue and fadeless art paper


Drawing Board
Protective gloves
Sand paper ( 320 grit)
Masking tape ( 1 ½”
Q Tips/ Blending Stumps/ Tortillons
Citra Solv ( waterbased potent organic solvent)
Rubbing Alcohol ( 70 %)
Trigger Sprayer with variable nozzle
Appropriate brushes- bristle and/ or synthetic
Dust Mask
Containers for liquid and lidded container for small amounts of graphite powder
Color shapers and/ or color scrapers
Additional Materials fee of $ 15 to be paid to the Instructor for additional materials she will be bringing .



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