Coloured Pencil Techniques



This Course is suitable for complete beginners and improvers who would like to learn get confident using coloured pencils

* You will learn to draw/trace an image and create artwork with blendable colouring pencils to give it shape and dimension.

* Learners will then learn how to apply various tones with your coloured pencils and learn to progress through light, medium and dark layers pencil colours to create a realistic subject.

* You will learn to create layers and blend the pencils in to make them look smooth.

*You will be taught live by your tutor online with step- by -step demonstrations and clear explanations of the various stages.

* Learners will then carry the various tasks alongside the tutor who will be at hand for any questions that you may have.

Other Courses of you may be interested in that are taught by Purnima:
Botanical Art in coloured pencils
Drawing Flowers in Graphite
Flowers in Coloured Pencils
Watercolour Christmas Cards
Sugar Flowers for cake Decorating
Please see my other course listings (link below) for more details.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Online Tuition
Step by step Demonstrations via Zoom in the live class
Clear explanation from your Tutor

What you will need

A set of blendinable coloured pencils to include a variety of shades
HB graphite pencil
Putty eraser and regular eraser
Smooth heavy weigh cartridge paper (200-270gsm)
Kitchen paper
Blending pencil


Purnima Panchal at Art By Purnima

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1½ hours (10:00am to 11:30am)

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Mignon - - #33762

I enjoyed our lesson today, but I'm not too happy with my birds colours, so I am taking Purnima's advice and doing a colour swatch patch first.

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Julie - - #33721

Excellent. Good detailed step by step instructions. Very relaxed and easy to follow. Really enjoyed the session.

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Carol - - #33722

Great session, learnt more new techniques, a good base to continue with the drawing....

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Harry - - #33723

Personally speaking, I found the lesson most enlightening on all the different ways of shading and various other methods such as the sandpapering of the tips of the pencils.

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Joyce Groom - - #33724

I have learnt how to make my picture look more 3 dimensional by directing the strokes and varying the shades of the crayons to produce a life-like looking picture.

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Pauline - - #33725

Enjoying this find it quite relaxing could we try autumn fruits and berries.

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Cilla - - #33726

Had forgotten how much I enjoy pencils!! good teaching again. Lovely little bird.

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Pat - - #33154

Excellent for a beginner like myself or intermediate learner. Enjoyed colouring an Orchid gradually building up the colour then burnishing to comlpete the flower. Enjoyed this class and will definately do more in the future.

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Carole Pullen - - #33136

I agree completely with Julie, excellent course.

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Julie - - #32809

Excellent step-by-step tuition with coloured pencils at a good pace. All aspects of the techniques needed are covered in the workshop leaving you with the necessary skills to finish the picture in your own time. Perfect for both beginners and improvers. Highly recommended.

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Jane - - #31553

I recommend this short course, which is suitable for beginners to intermediates. I left with the skills to complete the pretty trio of pansies.

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