Classes and Workshops


**New Point Reyes Field Institute Online, Zoom Workshop
Drawing Sun-Flowers
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, 10-12

Due to the Covid 19- coronavirus and our current Shelter-in-Place order in Sonoma County, my on-going 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 weekly lessons on my Handouts page. Zoom workshops are in the planning stages and will be posted when they are definite. Please check back.
… updated 6/16/20

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 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
All my classes at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts are currently cancelled

Beginning/ Intermediate
Tuesday afternoons, 1-3:30
Wednesday mornings, 9-11:30 

Intermediate/ Advanced
Tuesdays mornings 9-12

Please contact Nina for availability in any of these classes

Click here for my Colored Pencil Supply List for 2019  Check with locale for supply list for a specific class.  Questions? Contact Nina at:

Upcoming  one, two and three day workshops in  2020:
I am currently looking into doing one or more of these classes via Zoom and for shorter time periods. I will post them here once they have been scheduled.

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 2020

**New Point Reyes Field Institute
Drawing Sun- Flower 
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, 10-12
Online, Zoom Workshop

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Drawing the Cloud Forest

Thursday, October 22nd, 10-2
415-661-1316 x427

Laguna de Santa Rosa, cancelled
Summer at the Laguna
Saturday, July 18, 10-3

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

  • “…But to colour well, requires your life. It cannot be done cheaper.” John Ruskin
    The Elements of Drawing
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