Online Class

Drawing With Colored Pencils


Unlock a limitless range of color and creativity with approachable colored pencil techniques!

Skill Level


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 Lisa Dinhofer
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Easily create endless colors with this affordable, transportable medium! Artist Lisa Dinhofer guides you through burnishing and blending for seamless surfaces and using solvents to create a soft-focus wash effect. Quickly conquer erasing, scraping and embossing techniques to add texture and dimension to your work and dive into various methods of masking to keep your borders pristine and preserve lifelike highlights. Harness the full potential of your pencils with a still-life rendering, and establish value and atmospheric depth through strategic placement of warm and cool colors. Explore your creative instincts and expand your colored pencil confidence through color grid exercises and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, Lisa Dinhofer, and learn more about the class. Dinhofer reviews the materials and demonstrates how to transfer the reference grids supplied in your class materials.
2. Reference Grids
3. Color Mixing Grid
4. Masking, Scraping, Erasing & Embossing
5. Layering & Washes
6. Warm & Cool Color Projects

Taught by

Lisa Dinhofer
Lisa Dinhofer
Lisa Dinhofer is a prolific artist whose work has been shown in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions. Her art has been featured in Art News, The New York Times and American Artist Magazine among others, and in 2001 she was awarded a significant commission from the Metropolitan Transit Authority to create a 90-foot mosaic mural at New York’s Port Authority subway station. Dinhofer teaches drawing at the National Academy of Design School of Fine Art, and is thrilled to share her creativity with the Craftsy fine art community.

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