Classes and Workshops


Botany for the Artist,
hosted by Pt. Reyes Field Institute
Saturday, March 27, 10-12
Online Zoom workshop


Due to the Covid 19- coronavirus 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 2/22/2021

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 2021:
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.

Camellias and Magnolias,
hosted by San Francisco Botanical Garden
Thursday, February 25th, 2021, 11a.m.-1p.m
Online Zoom class FULL

Botany for the Artist
hosted by Pt. Reyes Field Institute
Saturday, March 27, 10-12
Online Zoom class

Drawing Spring Flowers
hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College
Saturday, May 1st, 2021, 10- 12
Online Zoom class
Call to register (707) 527-4372

**Coming soon
Drawing Spring Roses

hosted by the Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge, WA
May 15th, 10-12:30
Registration information soon

Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, 
Winter and Spring in-person classes have been cancelled. 

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