The Landscape in Colored Pencil: Two-Day Plein-Air Drawing Class with Artist Amy Lindenberger
Enjoy a Beautiful Weekend on the Battlefield
Drawing Instruction: Two Days and Two Boxed Lunches for Only $99
Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 10am-4pm
In these popular two-day, plein-air colored pencil workshops, artist Amy Lindenberger shows how to simplify the complexities of a landscape and still render its colors and textures in a convincing representation and painterly fashion. Come enjoy a beautiful weekend In the Great Outdoors.
- Experience with colored pencils is helpful but not necessary.
- No art supplies needed. Materials will be provided by the American Art Retreat.
- Wear comfortable, casual shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
- Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult
- Box lunches for both days are included in the ticket price. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
About the Artist
Amy V. Lindenberger, CPSA, CPX
Not long after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron (OH) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Ohio native Amy Lindenberger, CPSA began a 15-year career as a portrait artist, completing over 600 privately commissioned portraits between 1981 and 1996. In 1985 she 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. In 1996 Amy began pursuing her dream by combining her experience in depicting human expression and emotion with her lifelong passion for the Civil War era. The culmination of this effort can be seen in Beyond the Battlefield, a series of large-scale colored pencil images which focus on the war’s effect on the citizen-soldier, his wife and children, and society as a whole. Amy’s work depicts with great sensitivity the personal realities of the Civil War in the lives of both soldiers and civilians, and provides a wonderful complement to the battle scenes and high drama depicted by other Civil War artists. From 2004 to 2013, she owned and operated her Civil War Fine Art Gallery & Studio at 333 Baltimore St. in Gettysburg, PA, to showcase this body of work. She currently remains at that location as part of a four-artist co-op, The Drawing Room Gallery. Since 2005, Amy has also been a member of the faculty of the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA, providing instruction in colored pencil techniques for use in botanical art.
In 1990, Amy became a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). In 2002, Amy was awarded Signature status by the CPSA, and in July 2016 received her ten-year merit award, for having had her work accepted into ten of the Society’s international exhibitions. Additionally, in 2013 she was awarded Signature status by CPSA in colored pencil/mixed media works (designated by the initials CPX).She has shown her work in a wide variety of local, regional and national exhibitions, receiving numerous awards. She is the author of CP Surfaces Volume I: A Complete Guide to Using Colored Pencil on Claybord and CP Surfaces Volume II: A Complete Guide to Using Colored Pencil on Black Paper. (She is currently working on two additional volumes in this series.) Her work has also been included in seven internationally-distributed books, The Best of Colored Pencil, Vols. I, II, and IV, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits, CPSA Signature Showcase, CP Treasures I and II, and Incite 2: Color Passions. It was featured in the Winter 2006 edition of American Artist Drawing magazine. Beyond the Battlefield has been exhibited in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Amy was the featured artist at the 2004 March to Destiny Civil War Encampment in Shippensburg, PA, and served as a lecturer at the Women’s History Symposium in Gettysburg in 2005.
Amy is a firm believer that colored pencil has brought her tremendous opportunity and artistic fulfillment, matched only by the fulfillment she has found in her personal life with her husband, children and eight (and counting) grandchildren!