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Colored pencils and acrylics workshop

A colored pencils and acrylics workshop will be held at Central Virginia Arts April 11.

Dawn Flores

The layering of colored pencils and acrylics is a fantastic technique for building up soft textures, sharp edges and rich colors. Drawing from colorful photographs or still-life objects of flora and fauna, we will explore the techniques used to take colored pencils a step beyond their traditional use. They can also apply to abstract art. Using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials as well as a mini-psychological profile and music, students create large-scale works of geometric and organic origin.

Dawn Flores is a professional artist and writer. She studied art at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Loyola University in New Orleans. She holds a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden.