Colored Pencil Artwork Colored Pencil Instruction
with Amy V. Lindenberger, CPSA

Workshops and Classes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The artist's primary body of work is inspired by Civil War Americans, events and locations.  This work is featured at her Gettysburg Pennsylvania Gallery and Studio:

Civil War Fine Art
Gallery & Studio
333 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg PA 17325

Work may be viewed online at:



February 1, 2011- January 31, 2012
The Colored Pencil Society of America's
Explore This! 7 Online Exhibit


October 27 - November 28, 2011
Adams County Art Council's Member's Exhibit

Robert C. Hoffmann Charitable Endowment Trust Galley &
Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pa

Note:  October 29th from 11 am. to noon, Lindenberger will demonstrating colored pencil/watercolor pencil at the Center's Grand Opening.


November 4, 2011 - January 6, 2012
27th Annual Miniature Art 2011 Exhibition

The Council of the Arts in Chambersburg
159 S. Main Street
Chambersburg, Pa

Opening Reception November 4, 4 - 7 pm.
Call 717 264 6883 for gallery hours.


December 1 - 3 selected hours*
Gettysburg Festival Plein Air Paint Out and Artist Colony

Adams County Arts Council's Art Education Center

Dec 1:  5:30-7:30 pm.; Dec 2: 9-9; Dec 3: 9-5


November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20
(1 - 4 pm.  week-ends only)
Viewpoint 2011 National Juried Art Exhibition
Cincinnati Art Club at the Wessel Gallery
1021 Parkside Place, Mt. Adams, OH


Artist's Blog

You may now follow Amy's work, and read her comments about her drawings as she progresses at her blog site:

Lindenberger is also on a blog site with other Pennsylvania artists:



Colored Pencil Links
The Colored Pencil Society of America

Select Ohio Colored Pencil Artists' Online

Student Work at The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio


My History with Colored Pencil
by Amy Lindenberger

Colored pencil is a relatively new fine art medium, when compared with oils, watercolors, etc. The Colored Pencil Society of America has increased the popularity of the medium many times over since it first began in 1990. However, I've been working with colored pencil for more than thirty years, and teaching classes on their usage for more than a quarter century!  Read more.. 

History of The Linden Tree

In 1985, I opened The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, OH, offering adult drawing classes, a program of drawing instruction for children and teens ages 5 17, and special focus workshops in drawing and colored pencil techniques. The Linden Tree became known for its high quality instructional standards and supportive, common-sense teaching methods. Read more. . .

Link to Photographs of Linden Tree Exhibits and Students' Work.




The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg
159 South Main St
Chambersburg PA17201

Amy will be teaching the following classes this Fall through  The Council for the Arts in Chambersburg:

 For more information, please contact the Council at (717) 264-6883, or visit their website:

Beginning and Intermediate Colored Pencil

Come and explore this versatile, non-toxic, fine art medium offering minimal expense, mess, and set-up time Perfect for students new to the medium as well as those with more experience. Dates: Tuesdays, October 4 - 25, 9 - 11:30 am. Ages: Adults (age 14 & up) Price: $75 for 4 week session. Call Council for the Arts for materials list.

Colored Pencil Textures: Nature & the Landscape

We'll be focusing on some of the more common textures encountered in nature or landscape subjects: skies and clouds, grasses and rock, water (including water drops), foliage and bark, using solvent & dry pencil techniques to both speed up your work time & enable you to create more realistic-looking textures. Dates: Tuesdays, October 4 - 25, 12:30 - 3pm. Ages: Adults (age 14 & up) Price $75 for 4 week session. Call Council for the Arts for materials list.

Amy will be teaching the following classes this Fall through the Adams County Arts Council
in Gettysburg, PA
At the Carlisle Street location:
Watercolor Pencil
Mondays, October 3 - 24, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Members $85   Non-Members $95
Watercolor pencils combine the best of two artistic worlds -- traditional watercolor and traditional colored pencil.  You'll learn how to apply layers of color quickly and effectively in smooth, even washes, then add subtle color variations, textures and detail with the ultimate control of a fine pencil point.  We'll go over a variety of wet and dry color application techniques as you experiment with this versatile medium. A materials list will be provided.
At the Brand New Art Education Center location on Washington Street:
Colored Pencil Basics and Beyond
Mondays, November 21 - December 12, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Members $85  Non-Members $95
Explore this fine art medium offering minimal expense, mess, and set-up time. Beginners will receive training in basic skills; those with a little experience will enhance their fundamental skills with some more advaced techniques, such as grisaille underpainting, blending with solvents, and "negative painting". A materials list will be provided.

Follow this link to see a video featuring Amy discussing her upcoming classes through ACAC:

To register for either of these classes, please visit



Amy Lindenberger's Workshops at the Lesson Center on Main Street in North Canton have concluded for 2011 but will resume in 2012.

Amy Lindenberger's 2011 Workshops
Amy Lindenberger's 2010 Workshops 


Mastering Color

A series of self-paced lessons available weekly with Amy Lindenberger on color perception, theory, mixing and harmonies for colored pencil students, from beginner to advanced levels.

Mastering Color is offered in both Thursday morning (10 - 12:30) and Thursday evening (6:30 - 9) time slots at The Main Street Lesson Center (in Marc's Plaza). Remaining schedule of dates in 2011 for the Mastering Color classes are:

Classes will resume in 2012.

New Students may enter this class at any time--contact Amy

Details and Registration

 September 10 and 24



9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instructors: Amy Lindenberger and Sue Wyble

To learn new techniques using watercolor, watercolor pencil and colored pencil to enhance the detail and quality of a finished botanical illustration.

Prerequisites: Drawing I, Drawing II and either Watercolor I or Colored Pencil I


Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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.

Homework is required.

Description of Courses Taught by Amy Lindenberger at the Phipps Garden Center

Learn more about the Botanical Art and Illustration certificate program

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2009-2011Amy V. Lindenberger