Beech Tree Studio Community
The ideas are overflowing at our new online platform, Beech Tree Studio Community! We meet weekly online for themed discussions, explore monthly focus challenges, and critique and applaud members' WIP.
And occasionally we meet for Happy Hour, just for the heck of it.
Because many minds are better than one, this is a resource that is jam-packed with new techniques, products and inspirations.
Come join the discussion!
FOUNDER OF BEECH TREE STUDIO
Andria Burchett has a background in fashion merchandising, but since 1990 has been concentrating on her colored pencil and graphite drawings. Andie has shown her work in a wide variety of local, regional and national exhibitions, receiving numerous awards. Her work has been published in several internationally-distributed art publications, as well as the BucketFeet shoe line.
Andie is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and actively involved in Encore! Mt. Morris,a community development initiative through the arts.
As owner of Beech Tree Studio, Andie teaches adult drawing and colored pencil classes, stages three student art shows each year, hosts an annual colored pencil art retreat, and conducts a variety of specialty workshops in the surrounding area.
Autumn Fire Pajama Class
Marker and Colored Pencil Class
October 16, 2021 • 8 am - 2:30 pm Pacific Time: 6 hours
Limited to 35 students
Creating this hauntingly beautiful art is well within your reach with Andie's expertise as your guide. She'll show you how to dramatically speed up the layering process by incorporating marker into your work.
Colored pencil and markers work beautifully together: one covering quickly and the other offering detail and refinement. It's a great skill to add to your arsenal of colored pencil techniques. You'll also learn Andie's magical "pencil dust" technique for creating soft, moody backgrounds. Don't miss this world class pajama class!
"Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves."
- Langston Hughes -
Meet the Teachers
Beech Tree Studio in Three Locations
I have always appreciated the distance that many people travel to the class in Geneva, but when a particularly brutal Chicago winter kept artists home, I realized it was time to bring the studio to the artists.
Beech Tree Studio is happy to introduce a stable of colored pencil instructors who mentor new students, and challenge those who are already accomplished artists. And while each offers individual direction on technique and color, we all encourage that unique quality that only the artist can bring to his own work.
Andie is a Certified SOAR Instructor!
Bringing Colored Pencil Workshops from certified SOAR Instructors to YOU!