Highlights from the color pencils for kids camp


Cloud 9 art instructor Charlene Collins Freeman recently ran a color pencils camp for 9 - 12 year olds. 

Here are some highlights from the camp, in Charlene’s words.

First the kids learned how to take care of their pencils, how to sharpen them properly, and how to create swatches of color that run smoothly from light to dark values for each hue.

Their first drawing project was to create an abstract using a variety of colors with a variety of values.


The second project was a to draw a thunderbolt with wings and color them in with a blending technique.


For the rest of our time together, the kids chose various projects from Eileen Sorg's book, Colored Pencil: Discover your "inner artist" as you learn to draw a range of popular subjects in colored pencil

They were very proud of their skills and artwork. As I was! We had a great week together.

What a joy!

Charlene Freeman