Colored Pencil "Wild Hair Don’t Care" Highland Cow with Kathi Darby

04/02/2024 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM ET


Adult Art (Tuition)


  • $35.00  -  OMAM Member Price
  • $38.00  -  Non-Member Price


OMAM Classroom (78 E. Granada Blvd)


Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 12:30-3:00pm

In this one-day colored pencil workshop instructed by Kathi Darby, we will draw a Scottish highland cow on drafting film and will create a dynamic and textured piece using colored pencils. Creative techniques on both sides of the film with the addition of solvents will render the wild hair and personality of the subject, as well as allow all the subtle textures and details of the fur and eyes.

This project is designed for students from beginner to intermediate artists, and is a fun take on a popular subject. Due to the varying rate at which each student may work, some students might not complete the project in class, but will leave with all the knowledge needed to complete the piece at home. Students are responsible for most supplies; please see list below. 


  • Surface: Duralar double sided matte .005 drafting film or Grafix double sided matte drafting film, Size 9"x12"
  • Drawing board or clipboard
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers: Tombow mono zero round and rectangular, Factis or Vanish eraser, battery eraser
  • Blenders: Blending pencil and/or blending stump (optional), Instructor will provide tissue and microfiber sponges
  • Pencils: Prismacolor Premier is recommended but any artist grade pencils will work, including Faber Castell, Derwent, Caran d”Ache, Holbein, Bruynzeel, Lyra or equivalent. (Brands NOT recommended: Crayola, Rose Art and store brand pencils.)
    • Dark and light oranges
    • Dark and light yellows
    • Dark, medium and light tans and browns
    • Black
    • White

Registration will close when program is full.

About the Instructor

Kathi Darby loves teaching and looks forward to exploring different styles and techniques with her students. Her teaching credentials include colored pencil classes at the Flagler County Art League, Michaels, and Arts4All Florida, in addition to leading private lessons and workshops. She has a successful pet portrait business, Pets on Paper, and accepts private commissions. Her colored pencil artwork is hanging both in both public and private collections, and has been juried into several prestigious exhibitions. Kathi is a 13-year member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. She has has served on the CPSA St. Augustine Chapter Board of the for the past three years, and is also a member of the St. Augustine Art Association. She has studied with nationally recognized artists and CPSA members, including Barbara Dahlstedt, Gemma Gylling, Denise Howard, Amy Lindenberger, and Bonnie Haney. Kathi has also worked closely with Bill Shoemaker and Hanneke Jevons, and meets with a group of colored pencil artists weekly.

"I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil or crayon and love to show the colors of the world in a new light. To me, nature and art are intertwined and I love to capture those special moments that feature the wildly diverse life around us. I am mostly self taught, but have had the privilege of working with very inspirational and talented artists who were very generous in sharing their knowledge and techniques. My work has hung in art museums, private collections, a wide variety of shows and venues and, most importantly. folks have chosen to buy my work and hang it in their own homes. It's humbling and I am very happy to have the chance to give back by allowing others to explore their inner artist. I believe everyone can create their own visions of the things they love and I would love to help on that journey."