Classes and Workshops


Coming up and New !

Drawing Green Leaves Demonstration at UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley, this Saturday, January 22nd 10-12 p.m. 
Online Zoom 

Colored Pencil Basics
hosted by Winslow Art Center
Fridays, January 28 & February 4, 2022
Time: 9:00AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 
Online Zoom Class

Due to the Covid 19- coronavirus in person classes have again been canceled but I am hoping by March we can schedule in a few in safe venues here in Northern California. I am updating 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 and in-person classes and workshops are being scheduled  and are posted below.
  … updated January 2022

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 2020-2021
Check with locale for supply list for a specific class.

Questions? Contact Nina at:

Upcoming Online workshops in 2022:
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.

Colored Pencil Basics
Hosted by Winslow Art Center
Fridays, January 28 & February 4,  9-12 PST
Online Zoom Class

BAGSC Day of Botanical Art
Elderberry Demonstration
Saturday, February 12th, 11-12
Online Zoom Class

Botany for the Artist hosted by
Point Reyes National Seashore Association

Saturday, March 12th 10-12 PST
Online Zoom Class


Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, 
Winter/Spring 2022 in-person classes not scheduled. 

  • Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton