Outing / Event Description

Drawing Nature: Colored Pencil Techniques June 24th, 2017


24, 2017


9:45 AM TO 3:00 PM
Status: Closed

Drawing Nature: Colored Pencil Techniques

June 24th, 2017
9:45 AM - 3 PM

Spend a peaceful day at the Laguna Environmental Center, in partnership with the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, LandPaths and Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, trying out different colored pencil techniques. Working with a variety of native plants, leaves and flowers growing at the Laguna, we will focus on layering, blending, burnishing, and under-painting. We will play with some color theory and how to apply it to the pencils. This is a perfect class for beginners to learn about colored pencils and drawing nature and for more experienced artists to hone their skills. All drawing levels are welcome. Suitable for 12-year-olds and up (children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent).

Nina Antze is a Sonoma County botanical artist and quiltmaker. She has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State and a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. She teaches colored pencil and botanical workshops throughout the Bay Area. Learn more about Nina at her website.

WHEN: PLEASE ARRIVE BY 9:45am to allow enough time for parking, getting to the classroom with your materials, and for check-in.

WORKSHOP LOCATION: Great Blue Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center: 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa – at the intersection with Occidental Road. Please drive VERY slowly on the dirt driveway, and park in designated parking areas away from Heron Hall (it’s a short walk). Accessible parking is available next to Heron Hall (blue placard required).

• Lunch
• Drawing Supplies: See PDF document from Nina with a detailed list of pencils and supplies you’ll need: Colored Pencil Supply List.pdf.  If you are unable to purchase your own supplies we will have some to share.

• Tea, coffee, and light snacks will be provided.
• You will be asked to sign a liability waiver when you arrive.
• This is a working farm so please leave pets at home. Service animals are welcome.
• Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Laguna Environmental Center grounds.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Spaces for this event are extremely limited. If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so that others on the wait list can attend. Thank you.

This free program is made possible through a partnership between the Laguna Foundation, LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. It is funded through a quarter-cent sales tax that was voted in by the residents of Sonoma County.


Location :
Laguna Environmental Learning Center, 900 Sanford Rd

Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Host Details
Nina Antze