Welcome to my workshops page. Listed below are upcoming workshops for Spring 2020.

To request a workshop you don’t see or to get on my mailing list:
e-mail Suhita:
Registration is open until a workshop fills up.


SketchingPlayLab is now officially open for you to come and play with us. The fabulous Paul Wang and I will run this weekly virtual workshop where we experiment with a new design element in every session. Sign up now to be on our mailing list for regular weekly sessions.

SketchingPlaLab: An Experience, an Experiment, Pure Play

We can often can forget the pure joy of playing. Just like the playgrounds we used to visit, we want to recreate the same adventure of discovery and combine it with our love for sketching in our virtual playground.

For each play session (45-60mins), we pick a concept, technique or medium to play with. We hope to inspire you to through our own playful experiments. We believe there is wisdom and inspiration to be found in play.

1) Sketching: Transfer all our new discoveries and learning back to our own sketching practices
2) Play: Foster pure enjoyment involving the whole being.
3) Lab: A place for experiments, innovations and even failures. 

I will partnering the awesome Paul Wang to run weekly Zoom sessions. These are donation-based sessions.
All donations can be made through paypal to and are share between Paul and Suhita.

Play Sessions
SESSION A – Every Tuesday at 7am Pacific Time (10pm Singapore Time)
SESSION B – Every Thursday at 7am Pacific Time (10pm Singapore Time)
SESSION C – Every Friday at 5pm Pacific Time (or Saturday 8am Singapore Time)

Email us at  to join our mailing list for play session announcements. Do indicate which sessions you prefer attend. Yes you can attend as often as you like. 

So grab all your art tools and materials and get ready your play space at home!!

Participants in each session are limited. To get on list to sign up for sessions email 


Loose and Free Watercolor Botanicals

When: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 3:30-5:30 pm, Pacific Time
Where: Online on the Zoom platform. Organized by A Work of Heart Studio
Suggested Donation: $45, register here.

I’ve teamed up with my local art store and workshop space to do a paint-along session where we’ll paint the gorgeous California Poppies that are in bloom everywhere right now. You can draw from the references provided or even trace from a line drawing I provide and then paint along. Check class details and sign up here, Andrea can also help you customize a kit of supplies if you need them and we can paint together.


Travel Sketching in Costa Brava, Spain. 2021.

A Sketching Workshop with French Escapade and Suhita Shirodkar


Come join me for a week long painting adventure in the magnificent Costa Brava, Spain.

Over the week, you will:

  • learn travel sketching techniques, from 5-minute pen & ink sketches to creating larger watercolor pieces in your sketchbook
  • develop your observational skills, and learn to draw from life
  • study watercolor painting and mixing color to help you capture the colors of your travels with a limited palette
  • learn to sketch people, places, flora and fauna so your sketchbooks can truly reflect your travels
  • learn compositional techniques for successful travel sketchbooks.

There will be critiques and discussions about your paintings and I will spend part of each day “one on one” with you as you sketch the magnificent views.

More details:
More details including a detailed itinerary and photos are right here.

How to sign up: A step by step process is listed here. Sign up early for the best rates and rooms.

21 Responses to Workshops

  1. Wow!! I found your workshop for Oct. 10th in Urban Sketchers and wanted to sign up, but everything looks full. I live in San Rafael and I am an oil painter, painting mainly outdoors, and particularly enjoy painting in urban settings. I am trying to elevate my pen and ink with watercolor sketching abilities and would love to get into one of your workshops. Please add me to your email list. Fabulous work!! Thanks, Stu


  2. Maia J. says:

    I’d like to be WL for the 10/24 event & notified of your next Penninsula, SF or East Bay workshop. I’ve been sketching landscapes & botanicals yet want to ‘add people’ to my urban sketching also. Many thanks. Peace & Blessings.


  3. Audrey Rust says:

    Please, please have a south bay workshop. I learned so much at the SF one on 10/9 and would love to take another.


  4. Suhita, the workshop today in Sausalito was over the top and far exceeded my expectations! Bravo!!!! I am so glad I got on your wait list!


  5. Barbara Tapp says:

    You are Inspiring .


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  7. Anchal Tibrewal says:

    H suhita…ur work has inspired me alot to sketch and paint my heart out…and do u also have any instagram page that we can follow? ?


  8. Subhash Deshpande says:

    So glad to visit this page. Any chance of holding a working in Pune or India?
    Subhash Deshpande


  9. FAHD says:

    Do you conduct workshops in dubai? Please reply. Thanks. Fahd.


  10. I’m going to sign up for your figure class on crafty Do you have any other s ? San Juan capistrano


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  12. Meredith Fuhrman says:

    I would very much like to join one of your bay area classes. I love the freedom of your work.


  13. JLR says:

    I’m not a Zoomer. Would it be possible to convert your Poppies workshop to a video format. I’d be happy to pay to watch!


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