Classes and Workshops



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

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

Tuesdays mornings 9-12

Please contact Nina for availability in any of these classes

Click here for my Colored Pencil Supply List 2017 .  Check with locale for supply list for a specific class.  Questions? Contact Nina at:

Upcoming  one, two and three day workshops in  2017:

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 Flowers, Fruits, and Leaves, Branches

Point Reyes Field Institute
(Please note, this class will be held indoors, no hiking or outdoor work.)
Colors of Fall
Saturday, December 16th, 10-3:30


Laguna de Santa Rosa
Drawing Winter colors: Branches, Lichen, and Leaves

Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 10-3

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Drawing Camellias and Magnolias

Thursday, February 15th, 10-3
415.661.1316 Ext. 404

Point Reyes Field Institute
(Please note, this class will be held indoors, no hiking or outdoor work.)

Botany for the Artist, Creating a Study Sheet
Saturday, March 24th, 10-3:30

Filoli Gardens , Woodside, One day and three day workshops
Textures in Colored Pencil, Thursday, March 22nd, 9:30- 3:30 
Colored Pencil I, Thurs., Fri., Sat, April 5, 6, 7, 9:30- 3:30
Colored Pencil II, Thurs., Fri., Sat, July 13, 14, 15, 9:30- 3:30
Autumn Leaves, Thursday, October 18th, 9:30-3:30

Santa Rosa Junior College
Drawing Spring Flowers

Saturday,May 5th, 10-3

Southern California

Eldorado Nature Center, Long Beach, Winter 2018
Saturdays, March 10th, April 14th and May 12th

Sign up first Tuesday in February 562.570.1745

  • “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you” Frank Lloyd Wright
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