DIG out your old pencil case and get sketching, as a Wirral group gives the coloured pencil a revival.
The humble coloured pencil is usually left at school, as artists progress to alternative mediums such as acrylics, gouache and watercolours.
But the affordable crayon is making a comeback by Irby Artist Association who are holding a masterclass for those interested in learning to use it in artwork.
Participants can choose to attend a morning or all-day session.
Committee member Alan McMahon is an avid fan of coloured pencils and uses nothing else for his art.
He told the News: “There will be a morning demonstration by Manchester artist Brenda Chappell and a ‘have-a-go session’ in the afternoon for people to try coloured pencils. There will be help and advice on how to use them properly.
“Paper will be provided, but we ask people to bring pencils if they have them. The coloured pencil is a little used art medium so hopefully more people will start to use it. I use them all the time, it’s my favourite medium. The event was in response to other members who wanted to try coloured pencils.”
The event is being held on Saturday February 25 at St Chad’s Church Hall on Roslin Road, Irby, at 9.30am to 4pm.
Cost for the morning class is £6, or £8 for the full day. Refreshments provided, bring your own lunch. To book call 670 1680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org