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Luminous Landscapes in Graphite & Colored Pencil

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Create dreamy, soft-focus landscape drawings. Use unique mixed media techniques to achieve painterly effects that lend an enchanting quality to your work.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Amy Lindenberger
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Learn how to draw colored pencil landscapes in mixed media, with lifetime access to video lessons from artist and renowned instructor Amy Lindenberger. Start by learning how to create a value underpainting using powdered graphite and Amy's techniques for "drawing" with erasers on Claybord: an inexpensive, easy-to-find drawing surface. Then, pick up your pencil as Amy teaches you how to add graphite back to your work to isolate darker values and enhance the contrast and texture of your piece. Ready to bring your landscape to life in breathtaking color? Find out how by combining solvent with your colored pencils to create beautiful blended washes. Plus, Amy will guide you through evaluating and enhancing your color washes using dry pencils.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Setting Up Your Claybord
Meet your instructor, Amy Lindenberger and learn about her unique approach to using colored pencils. In this lesson, you'll explore the properties of Claybord, an inexpensive, easy-to-find surface for your soft focused landscape. Amy will also help you get your project set up with a line drawing and a coat of powdered graphite.
2. Kneaded Eraser
3. Rigid Erasers
4. Adding Detail & Texture
5. Color Washes
6. Color Enhancements

Taught by

Amy Lindenberger
Amy Lindenberger
After graduating from the University of Akron with a BFA in drawing, Amy became a portrait artist, completing more than 600 privately commissioned pieces between 1981 and 1996. From 1985 to 2009, Amy owned The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, Ohio, where she taught classes in drawing and colored pencil techniques to students of all ages. Amy has also taught at the University of Akron Department of Drawing, the Colored Pencil Society of America, and Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Look for Amy's work in books including CP Treasures Volumes I and II.

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