Nina Antze – What’s in the Garden? – Fall Edition (Online); Thursdays, September 14, October 12, November 9 & December 14, 2023

Dates: Thursdays, September 14, October 12, November 9 & December 14, 2023
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:30PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Colored pencil

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Join Nina Antze as she continues to explore with you what is happening in your garden as we move from summer to autumn. Nina will help you to create sketchbook pages to document each month as we observe the changing colors in your garden, the flowers and fruit as they go to seed, and perhaps draw their pods and the harvest from the fruit trees or your vegetable garden-. whatever you are seeing in your garden and what excites you. Our focus is always on drawing, color mixing, different colored pencil techniques, with a little botany along the way. Learn to look closely at the changes in plant life in your own backyard.

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. 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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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. 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.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.