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.

On going classes:

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

Drawing Nature, Ongoing weekly classes

Beginning/ Intermediate
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 2017 .  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

Filoli Gardens , Woodside, One day and three day workshops
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 

Laguna de Santa Rosa
Drawing Autumn Colors

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10-3

Santa Rosa Junior College
Drawing Autumn Leaves

Saturday, October 28, 10-3

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Drawing the Cloud Forest 

Thursday, November 9th, 10-3
call to register  415.661.1316 Ext. 427

Point Reyes Field Institute
Colors of Fall

Saturday, December 2nd, 10-3:30

Southern California

Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, Spring 2017
Saturdays, September 9 and November 11

Sign up first Tuesday in August, 562.570.1745

  • “Flowers changed the face of the planet. Without them, the world we know –even man himself-would never have existed.” Loren Eiseley
    The Immense Journey
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