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Watercolor Pencils – Tips and Techniques NEW! In-Store Class April 14

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Watercolor Pencils – Tips and Techniques NEW! In-Store Class
Friday, April 14, 11am-4pm
Instructor: Renee Jorgensen
Limit: 6 students

Class Details:

Watercolor pencils look like ordinary colored pencils, but magic happens when they’re combined with water. More than just paint in pencil form, they’re a distinct medium that marries drawing and painting in a unique way. They have special properties that go beyond the usual characteristics of watercolor itself, and are convenient for traveling, journaling, or quick sketching. 

 Discover just how versatile watercolor pencils are during this introductory class with Renee Jorgensen, a local artist who teaches drawing and illustration at the Denver Botanic Gardens in their School of Botanical Art and Illustration. Learn techniques such as how to mix colors on a paper palette, how to work directly off the pencils, and how to manage both wet and dry color. You’ll also get a good handle on mixing colors as you practice on the unique chart Renee has created. 

There’s no need to have experience with watercolors or watercolor pencils. Everyone is welcome! Renee invites you to enjoy exploring new ways of working with this unique medium.

Masks are optional and encouraged for all students and instructors.
Students will be provided their own set of tools, which are sanitized between every class session. Due to the size of our class space we are unable to practice social distancing in the classroom. The requirements for store staff and customers will follow Boulder County mask and safety mandates. Please contact ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • 1 set of 12 watercolor pencils (Derwent Inktense or other artist brand. Renee uses Caran d’ache Supra Color, but Derwent watercolor pencils are fine and less expensive. Avoid super inexpensive brands such as Crayola.)
  • Pen and notebook for taking notes
  • Optional: food and drink

    Class Materials Include:

    • Handouts, info, mixing charts & reference material
    • A water brush & white gouache
    • Hot and cold press watercolor paper
    • Water, containers, etc for brushes and cleaning, paper towels
    • Pencil & eraser

    Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.

    Instructor Bio

    Renee Jorgensen is an artist and illustrator with degrees and certifications in commercial art, graphic design, and botanical illustration. She’s also certified as an American Cursive Handwriting instructor. In addition, Renee has studied various forms of calligraphy. She has a particular reverence for the art of Medieval Illumination, which inspired her to develop her own modern style of the traditional illuminated alphabet. It’s not surprising that she combines her love of nature and the written word in the classes she teaches throughout the wider Denver area! As an instructor on the staff of the Denver School of Botanical Art and Illustration in Denver, Colorado, she offers classes in illustration, modern illumination, and calligraphy. In 2017, she was one of eight instructors, each submitting individual entries in the group category for the annual botanical art show held in London by the Royal Horticultural Society. They received a Group Gold Medal Award. Renee’s art is enjoyed in private collections and a variety of publications for gardening communities. 

    Learn more about Renee on her website:


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