Classes and Workshops



Colored Pencils are a fun, safe and portable way to express oneself artistically. They are easy for the beginning artist and a meditative change of pace for the painter or graphite artist. The drawing classes focus on basics of color theory and color application and on the elements of botanical illustration.

Learn to mix and blend colors and use the pencils to create tone and hue.  Classes cover a variety of techniques including blending, burnishing and impressed line while focusing on the flora and fruit of the season.

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On going classes:

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Drawing Nature, Ongoing weekly classes

Tuesday afternoons, 1-3:30
Wednesday mornings, 9-11:30 

Tuesdays mornings 9-12

Contact Nina for availability in any of these classes

Click here for my Colored Pencil Supply List . Check with locale for supply list for a specific class.  Questions? Contact Nina at:

Upcoming  one, two and three day workshops in  2017:

All drawing levels are welcome.

In one day workshops we focus on one a seasonal flower(or leaf or fruit) , do color studies and draw and color our specimen. The focus is on colored pencil techniques, color and value and drawing. Most one day classes are 5- 6 hours with a break for lunch. Specimens to draw are provided or you can bring your own. A supply list (see above) is provided.

Drawing Flowers, Fruits, and Leaves

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Drawing Camellias and Rhododendrons
Thursday, February 9th, 10-3

Point Reyes Field Institute
Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil and Watercolor Pencil
Saturday, February 25th, 10-3:30

Laguna de Santa Rosa
rawing Green Leaves and Stems
Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 10-3

Pepperwood Preserve
Drawing Wildflowers
Sunday, April 2nd, 9-3

Filoli Gardens , Woodside, One day and three day workshops
Seeds and Pods, Thursday, February 16th, 9:30- 3:30
Colored Pencil I, Thurs., Fri., Sat, April 13, 14, 15, 9:30- 3:30
Colored Pencil II, Thurs., Fri., Sat, July 13, 14, 15, 9:30- 3:30
Textures in Colored Pencil, Thursday, September 21st, 9:30- 3:30 

Santa Rosa Junior College
Drawing Spring Flowers
Saturday, May 6th, 10-3

Southern California

Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, Spring 2017
Saturdays, March 11th, April 8th and February 15th

Sign up first Tuesday in February, 562.570.1745

  • “Students worry about choosing their way. I always tell them ‘you can go anywhere from anywhere'” Anni Albers
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