Classes and Workshops


**New Online Zoom Class
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Drawing Autumn Leaves
Saturday, October 10th, 10-12.

Due to the Covid 19- coronavirus and our current Shelter-in-Place order in Sonoma County, my in person classes have been canceled indefinitely. I will update this information when I know current restrictions have been lifted, venues reopen, and it is safe to gather again. In the meantime, I am posting bi-weekly lessons on my Handouts page. Online Zoom classes and workshops are being scheduled  and are posted below.
… updated 9/17/20

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 the elements of botanical illustration while focusing on the flora and fruit of the season.

Click here for my Colored Pencil Supply List for 2020
Check with locale for supply list for a specific class.

Questions? Contact Nina at:

Upcoming Online Workshops in  2020:
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 Online classes are 2- 2.5 hours. Participants provide their own specimens to draw.
A supply list (see above) is provided.

**New Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Drawing Autumn Leaves
Saturday, October 10th, 10-12.
Online Zoom Workshop

Winslow Art Center
Drawing the Summer Harvest
Saturday, September 26th, 10-12
follow-up on Tuesday, September 29th, 10-11

In the works_

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Tentatively planned, Topic to be announced

Thursday, October 22nd, 10-12
Online, Zoom Workshop

Point Reyes Field Institute
Drawing the Colors of Winter
Saturday, December 12th, 2020, 10-12
Online, Zoom Workshop

Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, 
Summer and Fall classes have been cancelled. 

  • “If you can match a color accurately and lay it delicately, you are a painter, as if you can strike a note surely, and deliver it clearly, you are a singer. You may then choose what you may paint, or what you sing.”… John Ruskin
    The Elements of Drawing
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