• July 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Studio in the Park



2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816, United States

The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton

Workshop Coordinator

Betty Gravois, elizabethgravois@gmail.com, 732-216-1095

Workshop Description

This is a fun media and will enhance your drawing skills. It is very portable for those always on the go. Subjects can be simple or very complex. We will cover pen strokes, tonal value and composition. Also covered will be pattern drawing that is usual for borders and backgrounds.

This class is open to adults only, all levels, but some drawing experience is helpful. For those of you have taken this course before or have prior experience in pen and ink and want to combine pen and ink with water color, you should bring your watercolor supplies and 140# cold or hot press watercolor paper.

Supply List

  • Pigma Micron 01 (0.25mm line width) black pen
  • Bristol Pad Smooth, 9×12 is a good size
  • Drawing Pencil
  • Kneaded or gum eraser
  • 6 to 12 inch metal ruler
  • Photographs of any subjects you like, But keep the subjects simple. Best photo subjects are simple buildings, fences & gates, windows and doors, trees and simple garden scenes. More difficult subjects are animals, water scenes, street scenes and people.

This choice of Pens is optional.

Technical Pens are more precise and versatile for doing very fine work. I will have some on hand for you to try. However, if you would like to learn to work with a technical pen in this workshop you will need: Size 000 Technical Pen
If you do not have one, I recommend Koh-l-noor Rapidograph Brand, but whichever you choose it should be size 000. The cost will be about $20
India Ink for use in technical pens
Technical pens may only be available online or at Mo’s Art Supply in Baton Rouge

Pens and supplies are available on line at cheapjoes.com, dickblick.com, jerrysartarama.com
In Baton Rouge you can find supplies including the Pigma Micron Pen at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Mo’s Art Supply.


Louise Hansen studied art at the University of Southern Mississippi and pursued a career in commercial art. Beginning as a graphic artist for Mississippi Engraving Company, she moved on as a fashion illustrator for Rubensteins in Shreveport and McRae’s in Jackson, Mississippi and later as Advertising Manager for Gayfers in Jackson Mississippi.
She moved to Baton Rouge in 1984 and with the exception of some freelancing, retired from commercial work. Although Louise has always enjoyed drawing in pen and ink, since retiring from commercial work she has also been studying watercolor and sometimes combines the two media. “Watercolor is my passion. Pen & Ink keeps me grounded. It elevates my drawing skills, helps keep my values balanced, is so portable and just plain fun.”
Louise has won many awards for her watercolors as well as her pen and ink drawings. For her pen & ink drawings she has won 1st place in Ascension Parish Bicentennial Show 2007, Honorable Mention in the Awesome Art Show at Houmas House in 2006 and 2007 and Peoples Choice in Louisiana art and artist Guild’s Members Show in 2007. In watercolor Louise has one dozens of ribbons in shows in Louisiana and recently won a merit award in the prestigious Louisiana Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual International Show.