Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)

The Colored Pencil Society of America, Inc. (CPSA), is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote the stature and awareness of colored pencil art as a viable art form to all professional art establishments and to the general public, and to provide a forum for education, communication, and recognition of colored pencil artists.

Next DC202 Meeting

Saturday, March 9, 2019; 10 am - 12:30 pm
Odorless Mineral Spirits (Oms) Mini Workshop, presented by Blade

There are many different tools that may be used to get different effects and texture with colored pencils. Orderless mineral spirits, or OMS, is a tool that can be used to blend, blur, defuse, or create drama, just for a few examples. Your artist imagination is the limit.

I do not use all tools for every project. OMS may use be used on just a small portion or on all but a small portion. Each project is different.

This month we will all discover properties of OMS together. DC 202 will provide a little project, paper, tools needed and lots of information. My preference are Prismacolor Premium Pencils for most of my projects and find they work well with OMS. We will be working on a leaf.

Please bring your pencils and include some greens, yellow ochre, tuscan red, along with some basic colors and black and white. Include your usual tools and consider a lamp.

Let's have fun! Questions, contact Blade.

Upcoming Events


Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Meetings are on the second Saturday of each month, 10 am - 12:15 pm Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego.

April Workshop

Denise Howard, CPSA, CPX, UKCPS, MPAS, and author of “101 Textures in Colored Pencils”, presents a one-day, workshop:
“Textures in Nature with Colored Pencil”

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:30am-5:00pm
$70, Members; $80, Non-members

Taylor Gallery/Community Room
Pacific Beach Library
4375 Cass Street San Diego, CA 92109

April/May Show

29th Annual Award Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America DC 202
"The Fine Art of Colored Pencil"

April 3 - May 30, 2019

Reception Saturday April 27, 2019, 3-5pm

Taylor Gallery/Community Room
Pacific Beach Library
4375 Cass Street San Diego, CA 92109

Download the flyer.

Newsletters & Minutes

March 2019 (2.4MB, PDF)
February 2019 (1.9MB, PDF)
January 2019 (1.9MB, PDF)

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