Workshops


Create this beautiful coastal still life with Cynthia and learn how to draw a variety of textures that include glass, seashells, a metallic lantern, and a patterned wood surface.  During the two-day Zoom workshop each component of this still life as well as the blurred background will be demonstrated.  Students will be provided with material downloads that include the supply list, line drawing, a full-color, step-by-step deluxe instructional booklet, demo directions, and the photo reference.  Learn how to transform a colored pencil drawing into the appearance of a painting with a variety of tips and techniques that Cynthia will teach over the two days.  This class is for all skill levels and will progress at a comfortable pace.  Cynthia will critique works in progress as well as finished artworks privately via email.  A video recording of the entire class will be emailed to students within the following week. 

Only 40 spots available.

Class Flyer Sold Out

Bring this exotic Lilac-Breasted Roller to life and learn how to transform a line drawing into your own personal masterpiece!  You’ll enjoy working with creamy PanPastels and Prismacolor pencils as you create a lovely, blurred background with seamless color transitions.  Learn a variety of pencil strokes and techniques to render soft, wispy feathers, realistic facial features, and natural woodland foliage.  Cynthia will take you to the next skill level as she teaches you how to transform a colored pencil drawing into a fully saturated painting during this enjoyable two-day Pajama Class hosted by Ann Kullberg.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to blend PanPastels with Prismacolor pencils for an ultra smooth background
  • How to render realistic textures of a multi-colored, multi-textured bird with blending and burnishing techniques
  • How to employ a full spectrum of values to create natural woodland foliage
rollerbird artwork with many colors

Learn how to create a variety of unique textures during this online colored pencil workshop suitable for all experience levels – beginners to advanced.  Cynthia will teach you how to render water in several forms, juicy fruit, clear glass, a sleek table surface, and glowing reflections during this one-day workshop.  She will share with you a variety of tips, textures, and techniques to bring your skill level to the next stage and will emphasize the painterly technique of burnishing.

Splash texture class flyer

Each student will immediately receive a download to include the Welcome letter and the Supply List upon registration.  One week before class students will receive the workshop Zoom link and the digital downloads for the line drawing, photo reference, step-by-step full-color tutorial booklet, and demo directions PDF, which lists the exact pencil progression for each demo in this project.  Sufficient online guidance and materials should enable students to complete this project on their own.  Follow-up instruction and individual critiques will be offered by Cynthia after the workshop ends as well as a full video recording of the entire workshop. 
Register today to Learn, Laugh & Leave Inspired!

Center Stage Class - Daffodils with Colored Pencils
“Center Stage” workshop sold out!

ONLINE Colored Pencil Realism: “The Gatekeeper”
Workshop with Cynthia Knox, CPSA

Create a beautiful colored pencil blue jay portrait and learn how to transform a line drawing into your own personal masterpiece! This project will be taught over 2 days and a variety of tips, textures and techniques will be shared during our summer online art retreat.

Gatekeeper Poster

ONLINE Colored Pencil Realism: Jamboree
Workshop with Cynthia Knox, CPSA

Create a beautiful colored pencil still life and learn how to transform a line drawing into your own personal masterpiece! A variety of tips, textures, and techniques will be shared as we develop each section of this lovely still life.

Jamboree Class Sold Out