Hosted by Ann Kullberg • Meet the Instructors

Ann’s affiliated colored pencil instructors are knowledgeable, friendly, and are consistently rated five-star teachers. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, these instructors offer you lots to learn, tricks of the trade, new ideas, and plenty of inspiration to level-up your colored pencil artwork.

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Our Awesome Instructors

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Ann Kullberg

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Ann's first love in life was coloring. Her mother noted when Ann was four years old, that she was "Always drawing, drawing. It will be her special talent." An award-winning portrait artist, instructor and author, Ann has published a monthly magazine for colored pencil artists since 1999. Through her books, website and workshops she continues to instruct and inspire colored pencil artists worldwide.

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Aimee Croteau

Featured in DRAW Dogs

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Aimee Croteau is an artist from Post Falls, Idaho, and a recent graduate from the Studio Art program at Eastern Washington University. She loves to create photorealistic colored pencil portraits of animals and people with airbrushed backgrounds that give her paintings a softer feel.

Amy Horton

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Amy studied English and art history at University. After graduating, she trained to be a secondary school art teacher and has been teaching art and photography for 10 years. Her love of the natural world and the outdoors is reflected in her work. She has exhibited pieces throughout the UK and has recently illustrated children’s stories based on her local area.

Amy Lindenberger

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Amy Lindenberger is the author of several colored pencil instruction books, including CP Surfaces: Black Paper and CP Surfaces: Pastelmat; Amy has taught colored pencil widely for decades, in the Midwest and on Ann Kullberg sponsored Colored Pencil Workshop Cruises. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron (OH) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing.

Anda Chance

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Anda Chance is an award winning artist and has received recognition in local, national, and international shows for her colored pencil art. She has judged and curated for galleries, festivals, solo and group shows. She teaches workshops and is active in her community non-profit art organizations.

Andria Burchett

Featured in DRAW Seasons

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Andria is a colored pencil enthusiast who never tires of the artistic possibilities of this medium! As owner of Beech Tree Studio, Andie is continuously coaching, stretching, and encouraging other artists to expand their use of colored pencil into imaginative applications and combinations.

Carmen Barros

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Carmen Barros enjoys painting still life compositions. Glass objects are her favorite subjects to portray. Carmen likes working with colored pencil because the medium allows her to capture the beauty of everyday objects in intricate and realistic detail.

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Carrie L. Lewis

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Carrie L. Lewis has been painting and drawing for over 50 years. Her interest in art began very early, with parents providing crayons and paper. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been creating beautifully detailed portraits of horses set in luscious landscapes for clients all over the United States ever since.

Cynthia
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Cynthia Knox, CPSA, is a professional colored pencil and graphite artist who has authored 16 art instructional books, and teaches art workshops for individuals and groups throughout the United States and internationally, as well as on cruises, Craftsy, and Zoom classes for Ann Kullberg.

Denise
Howard

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Denise is the author of 101 Textures in Colored Pencil from Walter Foster Publishing. She has work published in several books, and is popular as a workshop presenter. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and the UK Coloured Pencil Society.

Francesca Comparin

Featured in COLOR Magazine

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Francesca is a self-taught artist living in London. Her favorite subjects to draw are portraits, and when choosing a reference photo, she always tries to find a particular detail that captures her attention and makes the drawing even more special. Her artwork has won several awards in competitions.

Gemma
Gylling

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Gemma is a self-taught artist whose colored pencil artwork is enjoyed by many animal art collectors all over the world, her artwork is published in numerous books and she’s the Author of CP Cats; A Complete Guide to Wild & Domestic Cats in Colored Pencil published by Ann Kullberg.

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Gina Middings

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Gina is an award-winning artist who specializes in canine portraiture. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration. Her calling for animal art was evident at an early age. She became fascinated with colored pencils after discovering a world of endless possibilities. She is the author of Lady the Labrador Retriever In-Depth and Chocolate Puppy JumpStart colored pencil tutorials available on our website.

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Gretchen Parker

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For Gretchen, colored pencil is the only artistic medium that ever clicked, as extreme detail flowed out her pencil tip. She has written extensively about colored pencil techniques. Her work has been featured in many publications and hung in several galleries. She has written the well-reviewed and popular CP Surfaces: Drafting Film for annkullberg.com. Gretchen teaches often via Zoom or the kitchen table.

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Isobel Buckley

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Isobel Buckley is an award-winning colored pencil artist and qualified teacher from England. After achieving a fine arts degree, a master’s, and teaching in schools for 15 years, she is a full-time artist. She specializes in wildlife art and online tuition, creating written and video tutorials.

Jan Fagan

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Jan works as an artist in the Pacific Northwest but has lived all over the United States, including Hawaii. She works in colored pencil and art pen and loves trying them on unusual drawing surfaces. Jan sees her art as a way to hopefully bring light, magic and wonder into the lives of her viewers.

Leontine van Vliet

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Leontine is a professional pencil artist from the Netherlands. She works with colored pencils and pastel pencils and focuses mainly on animals. After working full-time as a pet portrait artist for four years she is now teaching others how to create realistic pet portraits and wildlife drawings.

Lyette Roussille

Featured in CP Treasures, Vol. 6

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Lyette Roussille is a colored pencil artist from Quebec. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Art History. She is a full-time artist since 2010 after a 35-year career in teaching visuals arts to high school students. She creates playful and colorful artworks with a “picture book” effect.

Mark Menendez

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Mark Menendez has over 40 years of teaching experience, and a career as a professional portrait painter and book illustrator. Mark offers students a wide range of innovative techniques through online live webinars and at many Colored Pencil Society of America, SDP and other art organizations.

Michiyo Fullerton

Featured in COLOR Magazine
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Michiyo Fullerton was born and raised in Japan. Drawing has always been part of her life. She moved to the United States, where her husband is from, in 1996. After 4 years of learning colored pencil drawing, she started teaching class at her home studio in Montgomery, IL.

Pearl de Chalain

Featured in COLOR Magazine & DRAW Books

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Born in South Africa with a pencil in her hand, Pearl has a vibrant and friendly personality with a wicked sense of humor, a fun and relaxed approach to teaching, makes any student feel at home, and has an incredible way of bringing out the best in her pupils with her encouraging comments.

Peggy Magovern

Featured in COLOR Magazine

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Peggy is an award-winning CP fine artist, judge, instructor, and director of national and international workshops. Her original art has been displayed in galleries, museums, and collected nation-wide. Her printed art images are also found in books, book covers, magazines, and editorial publications.

Rhonda Dicksion

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Rhonda Dicksion, CPSA, began her colored pencil journey in 2014. Her vibrant and graphic art quickly gained notice in the art world and has won many regional and national awards. Rhonda is the editor-in-chief of Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine, active in the Seattle Chapter of CPSA, and a popular colored pencil instructor.

Scott Krohn

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Scott has been teaching art for more than 25 years and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. His work has won numerous awards including the CPSA International Exhibition CIPPY Award for Best of Show.