Classes Taught by Amy Lindenberger at Phipps Garden Center

The Botanical Art and Illustration program is designed for adults wishing to learn to draw botanical subjects with scientific accuracy, artistry and mastery of technical methods for pleasure and
self-satisfaction within a continuing education format.
The Phipps Class Schedule
Colored Pencil I: Techniques and Color Theory
(Core Course for Colored Pencil Concentration)
Dates:
February 12, 19, & 26, 2011
Time:
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Objective:
To be able to create a gradual transition of tone and color with colored pencils..
Prerequisites:
Botanical Drawing I
Credits hours:
18 credit hours
Location:
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The focus of this course is to familiarize students with the tools of the colored pencil medium, color
applications, and fundamentals of color theory, and to develop color perception.  Colored pencil tones can
be applied to look like either drawing or painting depending on the techniques used, providing the versatility
to create a wide variety of surface textures.  Students will learn how to layer colors to achieve different
hues and color densities, as well as how to master a variety of techniques including burnishing, impressed
line, and sgraffito.
Rose Studies in Mixed Media
Finishing techniques using watercolor and colored pencil
Dates:
Saturd
ays,
Septe
mber
10
and
24
Time:
9:30
a.m.
to 4
p.m.
Instructors:
Objective:
To learn
new
techniqu
es using
watercol
or,
watercol
or
pencil
and
colored
pencil
to
enhance
the
detail
and
quality
of a
finished
botanical

illustratio
n.
Prerequisites:
Drawing I,
Drawing II and
either
Watercolor I or
Colored Pencil I
Level:
Interme
diate
Location:
During this two
session course,
students will explore
ways to illustrate the
finer details of the
rose plant using
watercolor,
watercolor pencil and
color pencil.

Instructors will
demonstrate ways to
build color using
watercolor and
watercolor pencil and
then focus on finishing
techniques in all three
media that will take
their illustration to a
higher level.  Students
accustomed to
working in one
medium will learn
interesting ways to
incorporate the others
in their work, with the
goal of completing one
or more small
illustrations.  In
preparation for the first
class, students will be
asked to bring three
completed graphite
studies from
photographs provided
by the teachers.  This
will be an excellent
opportunity for newer
students to acquire the
skills and confidence
needed to participate
in the Flora Project.  A
materials list and
instructions will be
provided in advance,
so please register early.
Ho
me
wor
k
is
req
uire
d.
Colored Pencil Explorations:
Drawing Leaves and Seasonal Foliage in Colored Pencil
Date:
Time:
Objective:
To be able to
draw a variety
of leaves with
traditional
colored pencils
Prerequisites:
Credits
hours:
Fee:
Location:
Explore the many
characteristics of
leaves through colored
pencil. Learn
advanced colored
pencil techniques to
accurately render hues
and surface textures of
leaves and seasonal
foliage.
This is an
elective
in the
Botanical
Art &
Illustratio
n
certificate
course.
Colored Pencil Explorations:
Incorporating Watercolor Pencils in Your Work
Dates:
Time:
Objective:
To introduce
watercolor pencils
into your work
with traditional
colored pencils
.
Prerequisites:
Botanical
Drawing I and II,
Colored Pencil I
& II
Credits
hours:
Location:
Watercolor pencils
combine the best of
two artistic "worlds"
– traditional
watercolor and
traditional colored
pencil – into a single
medium.  Underneath
layers of color can be
quickly and
effectively applied in
smooth, even washes
while subtle color
variations, texture
and detail can be
added with the
ultimate control of a
fine pencil point.  In
this class students
will learn the various
methods of wet and
dry color
applications possible
with watercolor
pencils and gain an
understanding of how
their usage, in
combination with
traditional colored
pencils, greatly
expands the
possibilities of the
medium.
If you are interested,
please contact Sarah
Bertovich to register
at 412-441-4442 ext.
3925.
A materials list will
be provided closer
to the start of class
Colored Pencil: Beyond the Basics
To be able to
create
special
effects in
colored
pencil on a
variety of
surfaces.
Enhance your fundamental
colored pencil techniques
with some unique
techniques, including grisaille
underpainting, negative
drawing, and working on
mylar.  Both group
instruction and individual
attention will help students
to begin to combine various
approaches to reflect their
own artistic styles.
Colored Pencil II: Applications
(Core Course for Colored Pencil Concentration)
Dates:
Time:
Objective:
To use a
methodical
approach to
botanical painting
with colored
pencils, building on
experience gained
in Colored Pencil I.
Prerequisites:
Credits
hours:
Location:
Building on the
foundation of colored
pencil techniques and
layering principles
begun in Colored
Pencil I, this course
focuses on more
advanced layering and
blending techniques to
create a variety of
surface textures,
exercises to continue
to improve color
perception skills, and
more advanced color
theory, including
understanding hue,
value, intensity and
temperature.
Colors of Winter
(Elective)
Dates:
Time:
Objective:
Prerequisites:
Credits
hours:
Location:
At first glance, winter
can seem like a
season of black,
gray, white, and
brown, as far as the
landscape is
concerned.  In truth,
winter has its own
unique palette, but its
colors are so subtle
that it can take some
practice to see the
variety.  Through the
use of color
perception
techniques, students
will be given an
opportunity to learn
to see more
completely the colors
winter has to offer,
and then will focus on
learning to match
those colors to give
impact and richness
to their botanical
renderings.  Class
work will be done
from both
photographic
reference and actual
specimens.
To
register
, call
the
Garden

Center
at
(412)
441-44
42 ext.
3925
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