DVD Class

Luminous Landscapes in Graphite & Colored Pencil (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0201Q


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.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Setting Up Your Claybord (25:49)
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.

Kneaded Eraser (22:21)
Learn how to identify the different value ranges in your reference photo. Then get Amy’s tips for “drawing” with your kneaded eraser, which allows you to remove graphite for the lightest and brightest areas of your drawing as well as areas with mid-light values.

Rigid Erasers (19:15)
Pick up new techniques for “drawing” with a variety of more rigid erasers. You’ll find out how to use these tools to bring more detailed areas of your landscape to life. Amy will also guide you through using both rigid and kneaded erasers to create a range of values, along with edges such as soft gradations and clear-cut lines.

Adding Detail & Texture (24:01)
Find out how to add graphite back to your drawing surface to isolate darker values and bring contrast and drama to your scene. Along the way, Amy will help you add detail and texture to your scene and expand your understanding of aerial perspective.

Color Washes (33:32)
Bring your landscape to life with color! Amy will teach you how to use a 12-step color wheel to capture maximum value and intensity in your colors. And learn the proper strokes for applying color to this unique surface. Complete this lesson with tips for using solvent to blend colors and create stunning washes.

Color Enhancements (23:11)
Discover how to evaluate and refine your color washes with a round of enhancements. Get tips and tricks for emphasizing different aspects of your piece with dry pencils. Ultimately, finalize your project with a coat of protective varnish and you’re ready to hang it on the wall!

Your Instructor

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.

Bonus Materials

Supplies and Resources


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
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Do your DVDs work on international players?
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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.