Saturday, 2 February 2013

Pencils for Sale

The following has been received by our Hon Sec. :-

From: pencilwizard <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:56:09 +0000
Subject: Coloured Pencils for Sale
Hi there,
I am not a member of the UKCPS but I am an artist who up till now has worked in CPs for over 10 years. I am not sure if you are the right person I should be contacting or even if you can help me, however I thought it was worth asking, so apologies if I have got this wrong. Due to a number of reasons I am having to part company with my CPs and have quite a bit stock left over which I am hoping to sell on. Obviously I want them to go to other CP artists if possible. The pencils I have are a mix of Karisma, Prisma, Verithin, Polychromos, and a few others. They have been used and some have not, but the used ones still have plenty of usage in them, and I have put together some bundles of 40 pencils each, and am asking £15.00 per bundle plus £3.00 p+p which will be second class. Payment does have to be paypal. They are not boxed so will be well wrapped to protect them on the journey. Perhaps you have some members who are on a budget or just starting out ? I have also made a post on the iart learning forum run by Melanie Phillips which has a CP board, and I have included a link below....perhaps some of your members belong to the forum or could be directed there to view the topic ? If anyone is interested they can contact me at this email, or through the forum if a member. Oh yes before I forget I am open to negotiations !
I hope I have not offended you by asking, and if it is not possible then no worries and thank you for reading my email.

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Botanical art exhibition

This comes from UKCPS member, Val Hopkins:

The Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration will be staging its Annual Exhibition at the Nature in Art Museum at Twigworth, near Gloucester, from March 26th - April 7th, 2013.

Quite a few of the regular contributors (myself included) use coloured pencils. We have no selection (other than availability of space and copyright checks) as we like to encourage beginners. The contents, therefore, range from the professional to the less accomplished. Nevertheless, people tell us the standard is still very high indeed.


Passion for Pencils Workshop
Following on from the very popular Coloured Pencil workshops, Bev Lewis and Pauline Longley are including other types of pencils in this next workshop.

So if you would like to improve your techniques using graphite, pastel pencils, aquarelle pencils, or charcoal pencils, as well as coloured pencils, they would be delighted to give you a
helping hand. There will be tips, demonstrations and plenty of encouragement.

The Village Hall,
Vole Road,
Saturday 23 March 2013

For more information and an application form, contact Pauline Longley
01458 830207 or 07813 332914
or email

Only £15, -- or £10 for UKCPS Members!

In Association with the UK Coloured Pencil Society


MENDIP ART GROUP are open to new members!

We use mainly c/p, graphite, but also mixed media has been tried.
We meet Sept to June in Banwell Village Hall (Nr.Weston-super-Mare) every Tuesday 10 to 2pm, (in July and August we have a break).

Our next workshop is February the 19th, a Tuesday, to start at 10.15am. Any c/p artist can join the workshop at a cost of £2 per session.

My Tel.No is 01934 815234 if you need more information.

Kathy Dennett