workshops_bannerWelcome to my workshops page. Listed below are recent and upcoming workshops.

To request a workshop you don’t see or to get on mailing list:
e-mail Suhita: suhita(at)gmail(dot)com and we can talk.
Registration is open until a workshop fills up.




NEW! An Introduction To Sketch Journaling

If you have always wanted to keep a sketch journal but are intimidated by the process, then An Introduction to Sketch Journaling is designed for you!

Sketch journaling looks easy and fun. And it can be if you understand a few basics of drawing, perspective, watercolor, lettering and page design.
In this 8-week course we will examine the elements that most commonly go into
building sketch journal pages and then study them one at a time.

Click here to register

Location: A Work of Heart Studio, San Jose

(176 Race Street , San Jose 95126)

Date: 8 Thursdays beginning January 10, 2019

( Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28)

Time: 1pm-3pm

More details and registration here


RECENT PAST WORKSHOPS ( email me to be waitlisted for a second session of the class)


Visual Journaling and Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar

This class is perfect for beginner and intermediate skill levels. During the course, Suhita will help you build your observation and drawing skills and teach you to keep a sketchbook and draw and paint from direct observation. You will draw people, architecture and everyday objects. Along the way, you will learn about value studies, color mixing theory and perspective.


Location: New Museum, Los Gatos

(106 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030)

Date: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, 2018

Time: 10am-4pm, with a break for lunch


Gesture Drawing- People in Motion


Do you love the idea of drawing people from life but find it too hard to capture them on location? This class will introduce you to gesture drawing and teach you the skills needed for drawing lively gesture drawings on location. But we’ll learn in the safety of a classroom, using video and photos.

Location: Arch Art and Drafting Supplies (10 Carolina Street San Francisco)
Date: June 23rd, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Registration and other details at this link:


People at Work – Quick-Capture Vignettes


Location: Porto (Portugal at the Urban Sketchers Symposium 2018)
Date: July 18-21, 2018,

Details at this link:



RECENT PAST WORKSHOPS ( email me to be waitlisted for a second session of the class)

The Sketching Trio: Join Gay, Nina and Suhita for a magical day in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Location: Santa Cruz Mountains (Los Gatos, California)
Date: June 9th, 2018, 10am to 5:30pm

email me at and let me know.


Capturing Chaos: Drawing a Crowd

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Do you walk into busy crowded places and feel overwhelmed at the idea of drawing them? Is it hard to see where to begin a sketch of a place so full of people, movement and chaos? Do you wish you could capture the scene without being overwhelmed by it? This workshop will help you do just that by breaking down the into a series of simple steps.

Location: Las Vegas (exact location to be announced)
Date: June 11th, 2018, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm



16 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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