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:
Drawing Nature, Ongoing weekly classes
Tuesday afternoons, 1-3:30
Wednesday mornings, 9-11:30
Tuesdays mornings 9-12
Please contact Nina for availability in any of these classes
Upcoming one, two and three day workshops in 2018-2019:
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 Workshops 2018-2019
Santa Rosa Junior College
Drawing Spring Flowers
Saturday, March 2, 2019
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Drawing the Cloud Forest
Thursday, November 15th, 10-3
415.661.1316 Ext. 404
Point Reyes Field Institute
(Please note, all classes will be held indoors, no hiking or outdoor work.)
Drawing the Colors of Autumn and Winter
Saturday, December 8th
Botany for the Artist
Saturday, March 25th, 2019
Laguna de Santa Rosa
Drawing Winter Branches, Leaves, and Fruit
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Drawing Summer Flowers
Saturday, June 29th
Filoli Gardens , Woodside, 2019 One day and three day workshops
Spring Flowers, Thursday, March 21st, 9:30- 3:30
Colored Pencil I, Thurs., Fri., Sat, April 4, 5, 6, 2019, 9:30- 3:30
Sunflowers and Zinnias, Thursday, August 29th, 9:30- 3:30
Seeds and Pods, Thursday, October 24th, 9:30-3:30
May is high time for roses in Sonoma Country. Join us for two days and two nights of warmth and relaxation, drawing and painting the roses (and other spring flowers) of beautiful Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg. This workshop is being offered by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists for members. Non-members are invited if space is available.
Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, Spring 2019
Saturdays, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th
Sign up first Tuesday in February – 562.570.1745