Mariela Villasmil is an internationally known artist. She is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela. She has a Masters Degree in Art. As a student in Rome she was chosen to work in the Vatican as a painter. She was commissioned to paint Pope John Paul II on porcelain for the Vatican Jubliee.
She has traveled the world teaching painting and she will be in Martinsville, Indiana at the Art Sanctuary on July 20-21 to teach colored pencil with your choice of subject.
Colored pencils were once considered to be primarily for kids, throughout the years they have been steadily gaining respect amongst artists, galleries, and collectors. You probably used colored pencils when you were a kid, so you already have some degree of familiarity with them. But there is a big difference between artist grade colored pencils and the colored pencils made for children.
Professional artist-quality colored pencils contain a higher degree of wax and pigment than the colored pencils used by children. These pencils allow for a really rich, deep and luminescent color. Finished drawings can be so smooth and pigmented that they resemble paintings even more when they are used on wood.
The cost for this two day workshop is $250.00. A $100 deposit (Non-re-fundable) is required by March 30. The Art Sanctuary is located at 190 N. Sycamore St. in Martinsville, IN. Overnight accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Express, Best Western or Super 8 for those wishing to stay overnight.
To reserve your spot or for further information contact Joyce Dwulet at (317) 441-3710 or email Imzadi1701@aol.com. Deposit checks may be made out and sent to:
558 Runyon Rd
Greenwood. In. 46142
Limited spaces available so if interested please act quickly.