Understanding Drawing Papers and Creating Hollyhock Flowers in Pencil with Kelly Baskin

July 29, 2021


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When: July 29th @ 11am

Join Canadian Artist Kelly Baskin for a fun and informative step-by-step demo showcasing how to draw a Hollyhock flower using pencil crayons. During this demonstration, Kelly will talk about various drawing tips and techniques as well as dive into the technical differences between papers. This demo will be a wonderful resource for understanding factors for why you may use one paper over another in your future drawing endeavours! Kelly has kindly provided a traceable reference image, which can be found below, for those who would like to follow along during the demo. This demo will be wonderful for artists interested in learning about drawing papers, creative individuals who enjoy creating in coloured pencils, or those who would like to follow along with one of our first Step-By-Step demos!




Kelly’s Materials List

Canson Tracing Paper

Strathmore 400 Recycled Sketch

Canson Cream Drawing 

Other materials used-

Kneadable eraser 

Large set of pencil crayons is ideal so that they have various tones of each colour

Graphite pencils (just HB will do just fine)

Pencil sharpener

Reference Flower

Register in advance for this meeting:

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Artist Bio

Kelly Baskin is a twenty-five year old commission-based hyper-realist artist based out of Toronto, ON. Baskin graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Art History from Queen’s University where she specialized in oil painting. In recent years, she has taken a special interest in Art Education and is passionate about the technology of artist’s materials. She is currently working as a Fine Art Account Manager and Professional Artist for a FILA Group- Dixon Ticonderoga ART ULC, representing some of the world’s leading Fine Art brands including Canson, Arches, Saunders, Daler-Rowney, and Maimeri.


July 29, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm