Nina Antze - What’s in the Garden? Four Months of Observation (Online); Thursdays, May 12, June 9, July 14 & August 11, 2022

Dates: Thursdays, May 12, June 9, July 14 & August 11, 2022
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:30PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Drawing and colored pencil

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Join us in following what is happening in your garden this spring and summer. We are creating sketchbook pages to document what is happening in our gardens each month. We will chose one or two plants or trees to follow through the seasons from height of spring to the warm days of summer, roses, composite flowers, fruit trees bearing fruit, whatever you are seeing in your garden. We will focus on color mixing, try our different colored pencil techniques, and learn a little botany as we go. Learn to look closely at the changes in plant life in your own back yard.

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.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • 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.