Nina Antze - Drawing the Summer Harvest (Online), September 26 & 29, 2020

Date & Time:  Saturday, September 26; 10:00AM-12:30PM + 1 day critique followup Tuesday, September 29; 10:00-11:00 AM PDT
Level: All
Medium: Drawing

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class. 

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

 Come and draw the last fruits and berries of summer- tomatoes, apples, , and other delights from the gardens or the vegetable basket. Perhaps even a rose hip. We will focus on round things and how to portray that roundness, experiment with shine and texture, and learn various ways to use under-painting to simplify and enhance our work.

Enjoy a few peaceful, meditative hours doing colored pencil work. Basic color pencil and botanical techniques will be covered, All levels welcome.

A supply list will be provided.

Nina Antze is a botanical artist and quiltmaker living in Sonoma County. She has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and has a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. She recently studied with Sarah Simblet at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, England. 

She teaches Colored Pencil at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa Junior College, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Point Reyes, around the Bay Area and in Southern California. 

Her quilts have won numerous awards and her botanical paintings have been exhibited in New York, at the Huntington Library in Pasadena and Filoli Gardens. She is a member of the Filoli Florilegium, the Alcatraz Florilegium, and initiated the Burbank Florilegium.

Nina is a member of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the Colored Pencil Society of America. Her Chinese Snake-bark Maple has been accepted in the deYoung Open at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. Her botanicals can be viewed at 

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