<em>Edit Event</em> The Making of a Pencil: A Presentation by Caran d’Ache of Switzerland

The Making of a Pencil: A Presentation by Caran d’Ache of Switzerland

Demonstration,
9 May 17:00 – 20:00
10 May 13:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 20:00
11 May 13:00 – 17:00

Booking Details

Booking not necessary, free
Edit Event The Making of a Pencil: A Presentation by Caran d’Ache of Switzerland
Paperchase Art Department
213–215 Tottenham Court Rd
London
W1T 7PS

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020 7467 6200

Meet one of the Caran d’Ache craftsmen as they showcase the making of a pencil. There is an ongoing animation during the sessions, as well as demonstrations of various techniques, applications and unlimited blending possibilities.

Discover the secrets behind the making of Swiss-made Caran d’Ache colour pencils, used by artists including Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. Whilst it may look like a simple tool, there are more than 40 steps involved in the creation of a single Caran d’Ache pencil. From the selection of the purest pigments and other fine materials to the shaping, varnishing and sharpening of a pencil, the craft of high quality drawing instruments requires unique knowhow. Their colour pencil master takes you on a multi-sensorial journey into pencil-making craftsmanship.

Paperchase Art Department