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"Small Apple," Malus, Ballpoint pen on watercolor paper, © 2022, Denise Walser-Kolar

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Drawing in Ballpoint Pen with Denise Walser-Kolar
Online Zoom

"Small Apple," Malus

Ballpoint pen on watercolor paper, Denise Walser-Kolar,

© 2022.

Ballpoint pen can be used to create drawings with very subtle or very bold shading. In this demonstration-only class (you will not be creating work during class), Denise Walser-Kolar will discuss supplies and works done in ballpoint pen. You will learn techniques for creating ballpoint pen drawings with a range of shading. There will be time at the end of class for questions.
The workshop will be recorded—Denise has generously agreed to allow us to video this workshop demonstration so those who are unable to participate on the day of the live event will be able to view it later. Everyone who signs up for the workshop will have access to both the workshop and the recording.

Materials List

Please note: this is a demonstration format workshop only. You may draw along if you choose, but we will not be reviewing or commenting on participants' work.


The materials list for this workshop is very short—other than the drawing and transfer materials you usually use, you will need:



Pens and refills are also available on Amazon, but Denise prefers to support Caran d'Ache directly!



"White Peony," Paeonia spp.

Ballpoint pen on watercolor paper, Denise Walser-Kolar,

© 2022.

Information at a Glance



November 12, 2022,

9:00  – 11:00 am Pacific Time


This is an online, Zoom demonstration workshop.  Everyone is welcome!

BAGSC Members: $20.00 US

Non-Members: $25.00 US

This workshop will be recorded.


Contact BAGSC Education Committee by clicking here.

Contact BAGSC Media Committee by clicking here.

About the Instructor

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Denise Walser-Kolar began her journey into botanical art in 2003, after receiving a botanical art class from her parents as a birthday gift. She has a background in Graphic Design and Illustration, but now specializes in painting botanical and nature art on vellum. Denise loves teaching others how to use this and other media to enhance their own personal style.

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