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Information, Choices, Techniques and Advice on all Pencil Matters

COLOURED PENCILS - WATERCOLOUR PENCILS - PASTEL PENCILS - GRAPHITE PENCILS

Over 150 detailed pages of information for beginners and improvers to help you develop your skills



PENCIL TOPICS

For pencil artists based in Europe, our home territory,

the local organisation is the UKCPS, founded in 2001

PENCIL SOCIETIES

Worldwide support for the artist

PENCIL SOCIETIES

Worldwide support for the artist

Whether you are an experienced artist using pencils

or a complete beginner,

You can receive a great deal of help, support and  encouragement from a society membership







The Society exists to support artists  - Amateur and Professional -

who work in Coloured Pencil



Members receive a quarterly full colour newsletter

Access to an on-line discussion group

Access to Local Groups which are being formed around the UK

(though they may not yet be in your area - you will need to check )

Ability to enter the Spring Exhibition which is for members only

Ability to enter the Annual Open International Exhibition each year

(at a saving on entry fees)

and Members paying the Full Subscription

may have a page on the Gallery section of the Society website


The Society is run by volunteers from the membership so your subscription is kept as low as possible.  The Society’s principal aims are to develop the skills of members by introducing techniques,  

reporting on developments,

 & promoting knowledge of the medium in the wider art world

FOR MORE INFORMATION

PLEASE GO TO THE SOCIETY WEBSITE

At

www.ukcps.co.uk

UNITED KINGDOM COLOURED PENCIL SOCIETY

ALL THE SOCIETIES LISTED BELOW WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS TO EXHIBIT THEIR WORK

AND PROVIDE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR ART

A relatively new International Society was formed in 2012 in Canada

The Pencil Art Society supports Artists in Coloured Pencil,

also those using Graphite and Charcoal

http://pencilartsociety.com/membership/


The Pencil Art Society is committed to contributing to the professional advancement of artists working primarily in pencil media and will do so by providing International pencil art exhibition opportunities, by promoting knowledge, skill and excellence in the use of pencil media, by creating both learning and teaching opportunities for pencil artists, by providing a means for pencil artists to connect and network together, by advocating for excellence in the quality of all pencil media and by working with like-minded organizations and individuals worldwide to advance our objectives.


ACCEPTED PENCIL MEDIA


The Pencil Art Society considers the following to be fine art media and acceptable for use by artists in its exhibitions:


    graphite pencil

    coloured pencil (used dry and/or with solvent)

    watersoluble pencils (used dry)

    charcoal

    conté


FOR MORE INFORMATION  - and details of membership, please follow the link below


Pencil Societies



For many years, this web site has listed a number of International Societies who support Coloured Pencil Artists and we have provided links to their web sites.

For the review in 2013, all the listed societies were contacted through their websites

in the same way as you would do if you were seeking either information or membership.

Those who responded are featured in the early part of the listing,

those that did not reply are listed without a link at the bottom of the page.


If you are a member of any Coloured Pencil supporting society and feel that your organisation should be represented and linked to this page, please ask someone from your society to get in touch with me.

With over 18,000 site visitors a month, ‘Topics’ can be a valuable connection with potential members.


However, we have no wish to provide links that are not wanted, and the data relating to the old Society links has now been removed and replaced by those shown above who have kept in touch

We therefore only list organisations that do appreciate the connection


 In the past, links have also been provided from this site to the organisations listed below,


Colored Pencil Society of America ( CPSA )

Colored Pencil Society of Canada

Coloured Pencil Society of Denmark

The Japan Colored Pencil Society


As at the date of the page review ( January 2016 )

none of these organisations have responded to requests for data to update or include their entries.


The Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists

I see ( October 2015) a recent arrival on the Society scene with a new group formed in Australia.  They write….. The object of the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists is to foster the practice and appreciation of coloured pencil art within Australia. We aim to bring together coloured pencil artists and art lovers and showcase coloured pencil as an archival, dynamic, easily accessible and versatile fine art medium. The Society hopes to assist the initiation and facilitation of coloured pencil groups and chapters throughout Australia so as to bring coloured pencil artists together. We will encourage and promote coloured pencil tuition and workshops, exhibitions and publications. Membership is open to coloured pencil artists of all levels, from emerging to professional, and art lovers both within Australia and internationally.

Website is at   http://www.auscpa.org/


If you are a Coloured Pencil artist living in Australia or New Zealand ( or anywhere else, for that matter), you may find the web site interesting and the option of membership inviting

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CRAYONS DE COULEUR - Le MAG

For those Topics readers who are fluent in French, or have translation facilities available to them, this occasional magazine is published in France and celebrated five years of publishing last November with an anniversary edition of over 60 pages of very well produced content.  The Magazine is free, and well worth investigating.


I know the Pencil Topics site is easily translated ( at least I hope it is ! ) into a whole range of languages, but at present I have yet to find the magic solution to translating other non - English language sites.  I will post an update when I know more.  

HOWEVER, In 2015 We have agreed with Crayons de Couleur that we may republish articles from some of their older editions.

This has involved some careful translation and that takes time. You will find two or three sample items in the new section opened up in our Topics listing.  If anyone out there is willing to do a bit of translation for us from French to English, I have two or three more excellent articles I would like to include here………….

http://crayonsdecouleurlemag.jimdo.com/

SEE BELOW

FOR

EXHIBITION ENTRY DETAILS 2017

Latest revision November 2017

INTERNATIONAL OPEN EXHIBITION 2017

 CALL FOR ENTRIES

United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society

Exhibition Venue:           Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.

                                                                  ☎ 01207 407 3222

Details: Sixteenth Annual International open submission exhibition for all artists.    Work must be original in concept, design and execution.

The artist must demonstrate compositional and drawing skills and the ability to use coloured pencil. Entries must not have been shown in any previous UKCPS exhibition.  

Each work must comprise at least 50 per cent dry coloured pencil;

the remaining 50 per cent of the work may, if preferred, contain less than 50 per cent of any other medium.   

Awards include Best in Show, £400; Reserve best in show, £300; Best pure coloured pencil, and President’s Award.        

Up to two works may be submitted at a fee of £20 per work.

Online submission at www.ukcps.co.uk/london2017.          

For full details, go to   www.ukcps.co.uk.

Exhibition dates: April 25th to May 6th 2017

Closing date for online entries: February 3rd 2017

Handing-in: April 24th 2017

Contact:    If unable to submit online, send sae for entry form to Liz Ridley, 63 Hilden Park Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9BW, tel:01732 834335.        

Exhibition queries to:london2016@ukcps.co.uk.www.ukcps.co.uk.

                                                                                                 Call for entries posted November 7th 2016