THE EVENT   |  January 13-17, 2021

2021 Fine Art Clinic – Kathryn Leitner

$495.00

Colored Pencil on Sanded Paper 

With Kathryn Leitner

January 13th and 14th, 2021

Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center

$495

During this workshop, Kathryn will share her process from inspiration to the finished drawing. Each student will be provided all of the materials needed to complete a 9” x 12” horse portrait as well as a guide book and 2 days of instruction with the artist. 

Briefly covered subjects will be: 

  •   inspiration
  •   reference material
  •   tools
  •   surface prep
  •   composition
  •   drawing 

Then, practice strips will allow for time to explore:

  •   pressure
  •   coverage
  •   blending techniques
  •   removal of color

Finally, the bulk of the 2 days will be spent on the drawing itself. Students will learn color blocking, layering, blending and finishing techniques. There will be time to work at each stage of the drawing and, even though colored pencil is a patient process and it is not likely the drawing will be complete, the student will leave with the tools to finish the drawing with help from the guidebook provided. 

Workshop Outline 

Introduction and Inspiration

  •   choosing a subject
  •   gathering reference material
  •   why colored pencils

 

Introduction to materials 

  •   colored pencils
  •   substrate
  •   tools
  •   surface prep 

Drawing  (line sketch will be provided)

There will be a brief discussion of 

  •   composition
  •   correct proportions and likeness
  •   measuring 

Practice on Sample Swatches

  •   application of layers
  •   blending techniques
  •   removal
  •   detail

Hands on 

  •   color/value mapping
  •   layering
  •   detail work 

About Kathryn Leitner

Kathryn’s artwork focuses on the livestock and activities of ranching families. Her early childhood on her grandparent’s ranch near Winnett, Montana started a passion for the western lifestyle and the ranch horses that she strives to share with her viewer. Through the years, she has taken every opportunity to spend time with and photograph these hard working and fun loving families in their day to day lives. The Tongue River Ranch of Dumont, Texas, in particular, has been a source of a great deal of her recent reference material. What started with a trip for photographs of the Texas Ranch Roundup “Top Horse” in 2013 has grown into many wonderful friendships between the artist and her subjects. Their desire to continue traditional ranching practices, the good American Quarter Horses they raise, and the honorable families they employ create an endless source of good western art material.

In addition to her artwork, Kathryn enjoys riding and showing her American Quarter Horses in the Limited Cowhorse Boxing, Ranch Riding and Versatility Ranch Horse classes. The time she spends with her horses improving her horsemanship also improves her knowledge of her subject and her ability to portray them in a realistic manner.

She works in colored pencil, pastel pencil, graphite, and oil. Her art education has been informal. Much of it has been generously shared by the many mentors and teachers she has studied with, as well as, books, museums and other resources. She appreciates those who have encouraged her to pursue her talent, especially the loving support she has received from her family. Hoping to pay it forward, she enjoys any chance to inspire young minds to delve into their God given gifts. She participates each year in the AQHA art field trip prior to the youth art show as well as taking trips to local classrooms for a mini drawing class or art appreciation visits.

Kathryn’s work has been featured by the Oklahoma Cowman Magazine, The Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Magazine, and the AQHA Ranch Horse Journal. Shows that she has participated in include Trappings of Texas, Cowboy True and The Americas Horse in Art Show.

Her adult life has been spent just outside of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Her art studio and beauty shop occupy a mutual space across the driveway from her home where most times, there are one or two dogs under foot and her horses and a few cows and calves are just out the window. She and her husband, Jack, raised one son, Justin. He and his wife, Hannah, reside in Austin, Texas where he, too, has followed an artistic path and works as a commercial photographer.

 

“I feel blessed to have been bestowed with the God given gift of visual storytelling and I want to share the story of the people who still possess the values and character that our great country was founded on – the American Ranching Family.” 

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About Kathryn Leitner

Kathryn’s artwork focuses on the livestock and activities of ranching families. Her early childhood on her grandparent’s ranch near Winnett, Montana started a passion for the western lifestyle and the ranch horses that she strives to share with her viewer. Through the years, she has taken every opportunity to spend time with and photograph these hard working and fun loving families in their day to day lives. The Tongue River Ranch of Dumont, Texas, in particular, has been a source of a great deal of her recent reference material. What started with a trip for photographs of the Texas Ranch Roundup “Top Horse” in 2013 has grown into many wonderful friendships between the artist and her subjects. Their desire to continue traditional ranching practices, the good American Quarter Horses they raise, and the honorable families they employ create an endless source of good western art material.

In addition to her artwork, Kathryn enjoys riding and showing her American Quarter Horses in the Limited Cowhorse Boxing, Ranch Riding and Versatility Ranch Horse classes. The time she spends with her horses improving her horsemanship also improves her knowledge of her subject and her ability to portray them in a realistic manner.

She works in colored pencil, pastel pencil, graphite, and oil. Her art education has been informal. Much of it has been generously shared by the many mentors and teachers she has studied with, as well as, books, museums and other resources. She appreciates those who have encouraged her to pursue her talent, especially the loving support she has received from her family. Hoping to pay it forward, she enjoys any chance to inspire young minds to delve into their God given gifts. She participates each year in the AQHA art field trip prior to the youth art show as well as taking trips to local classrooms for a mini drawing class or art appreciation visits.

Kathryn’s work has been featured by the Oklahoma Cowman Magazine, The Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Magazine, and the AQHA Ranch Horse Journal. Shows that she has participated in include Trappings of Texas, Cowboy True and The Americas Horse in Art Show.

Her adult life has been spent just outside of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Her art studio and beauty shop occupy a mutual space across the driveway from her home where most times, there are one or two dogs under foot and her horses and a few cows and calves are just out the window. She and her husband, Jack, raised one son, Justin. He and his wife, Hannah, reside in Austin, Texas where he, too, has followed an artistic path and works as a commercial photographer.

 

“I feel blessed to have been bestowed with the God given gift of visual storytelling and I want to share the story of the people who still possess the values and character that our great country was founded on – the American Ranching Family.”