Sunday, April 6, 2008


The following is a sample of my Summer Workshops. Every season is beautiful here, so feel free to contact me if you are interested in scheduling a private or group workshop of your own.

at the beautiful shores of
South Lake Tahoe, CA with illustrator, Kristen Schwartz

Anyone can draw. It's a matter of truly seeing rather than merely looking. Whatever your skill level, sketching will increase your ability to translate what you see and feel into powerful visual representations.


Our brains work rapidly to translate what we see into efficient symbols so we can react quickly. This is great when danger is present, but some of us forget to turn that function off when it's time to relax. If you learn to see by sketching, you will automatically switch your brain into a more relaxed mode, a skill that will reduce stress and benefit all areas of your life. Sketching will allow you to enjoy the present moment by truly seeing and connecting with everything around you.

Surrounded by the serenity and beauty of Lake Tahoe, Kristen will teach many different approaches to seeing and capturing all types of subject matter in ways that no camera can do. You will be astonished at what you will accomplish and your sketchbook will become a memorable keepsake of your experiences.


DATES AND TIMES: Saturdays and
Sundays 9AM to Noon

COST: $75 each 3 hour Saturday.
$145 for each Saturday AND Sunday.
All art materials will be provided, including
those for experimentation.
The sketchbook is yours to keep.
If you already have everything you need,
ask about the reduced rate.

SKILL LEVEL: Total Beginner on up.

Workshops limited to 8 people.

Expect light walking on nature trails to the
lake and in sandy areas at the lake.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Schwartz is an illustrator in South Lake Tahoe who illustrates all things natural and fantastical. Her botanical illustrations can be seen on this website and in the books Medicine From the Mountains: Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada and When Technology Fails. Her fantastical illustrations can be seen on this website and on the Faery Medicine website, Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture website, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority website, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators website. She has taught workshops to all ages and skill levels.

LODGING: Links to beautiful, centrally located lodging options will be updated regularly.

Inn by the Lake - "Tahoe's Boutique Resort at South Lake Tahoe, California"

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