Visual Arts Workshop

Exploring Textures in Colored Pencil
Shells, Feathers, Rocks, & Driftwood
Instructor –  Dorota Haber Lehigh
Saturday, January 19 | 10:00am to 3:00pm

Tuition $45
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Exploring Textures in Colored Pencils: Shells, Driftwood, Feathers and Rocks, a one-day workshop Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Registration closes January 15.

Led by Seaside artist Dorota Haber Lehigh, the workshop will explore colored pencils techniques in drawing natural objects related to rivers and oceans. Students will experiment with various textures and learn how to create them using colored pencils, embossing tools or blenders. Woody, shiny, hairy and rough texturing will be studied. Students will practice drawing from observation of seashells, crab shells, driftwood, animal bones and skulls, feathers, and other objects. All skill levels are welcome.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, and a naturalist with a passion for native plants. Born in Poland, Dorota loves traveling, field sketching and discovering nature. She is inspired by her grandparents, who were avid mushroom hunters, her father’s travels, and her mother’s fabric art and ikebana. Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She is currently working on a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, and American Society of Botanical Artists. She also enjoys teaching nature drawing, natural science illustration and botanical drawing. Visit her website to view her work.

Materials List:

Students will need a sketchbook, pencil, kneaded eraser, an artist quality colored pencil set such as Prismacolor Premier or Faber Castell Polychomos; an embossing tool (Pergamano Fine Stylus 0.5mm); and a colorless blender (Haber-Lehigh recommends Copic Sketch marker colorless blender 0).

The following supplies will be available for purchase at the workshop:  Tombow pencil H ($1); Kneaded eraser ($1); Strathmore drawing sketchbook, 5” x 8” ($5). She will also have a few embossing tools for sale at $7 each, and Copic Sketch Marker Blenders for $5.25 each.

Contact Haber-Lehigh for a suggested list of supplies for working with colored pencils: [email protected]