Sketching Trio workshops & adventures, 2019

Announcing some very exciting workshops and adventures for 2019, from the Sketching Trio. (That’s Gay Krager, Nina Khaschina and me, Suhita Shirodkar)

Magical Santa Cruz Mountains: A 2-Day Workshop


We offered a one-day version of this workshop last year and loved it. So we’re back now with an expanded two-day version, and you have the ability to take the whole workshop or take just one day. This workshop is in a truly magical location in the Santa Cruz Mountains. You will learn lots of different facets of journaling in two content-packed, but well-paced days, all the time looking out at the redwoods, or wandering through gardens in bloom with bubbling fountains. Workshop includes all materials and a gourmet lunch each day.

Date: May 25 and 26, 2019
Details, Registration and Early Bird Pricing here.


Sketching the Channel Islands: A 3-Day Adventure


Imagine three days and nights of drawing and painting, hiking, cruising (and if you wish, kayaking and snorkeling) around the rugged Channel Islands.

We are chartering the boat Conception for a three-day journey around Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Cost includes three night’s stay aboard with freshly-cooked meals. Gay, Nina and Suhita will teach classes aboard the boat every morning. We will cover quick sketch, nature journaling, gouache and watercolor, journal layout and other techniques. We will have a naturalist on board to escort us onto parts of the island that very few people ever see with plenty of time to sketch and paint images of our journey.

Excited? I am! Join us? Limited space on this one, and special non-sketcher pricing if you want to bring someone along.

Date: August 25-28, 2019
Details, Registration and Early Bird Pricing here.

To see all workshops announced so far, see the Workshops page.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Sketching Trio workshops & adventures, 2019

  1. nancy cunningham says:

    For those of us who live on the east coast, can you describe the location of the Santa Cruz Mountain Garden?  What city is it near?  What major airport?  Where do two-day participants stay? I can find San Jose and the Santa Cruz mountains, of course. thanks, Nancy (Savannah GA)


    • The Santa Cruz mountains are just south of Silicon Valley, but MILES away in how they feel. The studio setting is in the middle of a redwood forest on grounds with a stable, rose garden, an artist studio, persimmon trees ( fruit only in fall) and acres and acres of forest all around. Last year, this workshop sold out completely, this year we’re doing a 2 day version. If you plan to come stay in the area, we can help with suggestions. Here are some recent sketches from that location:


  2. Kate Burroughs says:

    The dates on the flyer and on your blog are different. Is the Santa Cruz workshop in May or June, 2019?


  3. Suzanne Tractenberg says:

    Hi, Suhita, A friend and I are interested in taking the Santa Cruz wkshop and wondering if you could give us some lodging information. ( something you would recommend) This way we could get a better handle on the expenses involved. We would be driving up from San Diego. Thanks so much! Suzanne Tractenberg

    Sent from my iPad



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