Welcome to my workshops page. Listed below are upcoming workshops.

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


JUST ANNOUNCED: On Location workshop this Fall
Sketching Santa Fe

September 29, 30 and October 1, 2021
• In Santa Fe, New Mexico

Register Here on Eventbrite.

About this workshop:

Come spend three days urban sketching in downtown Santa Fe with Suhita. Over three days, we will collect a sketchbook filled with the colors and vistas of Santa Fe.

There will be multiple demos and lots of opportunities to sketch and discuss concepts covering drawing architecture, people and vignettes in vibrantly colored sketches.

We’ll capture charming little corners around town, collecting a palette of Santa Fe’s colors and textures. We’ll sketch the wonderful adobe buildings of the city, and we’ll capture the people and energy of Santa Fe’s downtown district. Food, Foliage, People, Buildings and the Art of this lively downtown will all come together in our sketchbooks.

Suhita will not only demo each day, but will also sketch alongside you and be there to help problem-solve and pull together your work into interestingly designed spreads in your travel sketchbook. We will study compositional techniques and look at multiple ways to problem-solve in our sketches.

Each day will begin with a morning session. We will break for lunch, then come back for an afternoon session. We will meet on location to start our day, and do all our sketching on location. You will be responsible for your own accommodation and meals. Santa Fe has lots of options for both food and lodging across a wide price range.

At the end of three days you will have sketchbook spreads that capture the spirit of Santa Fe reflected across all that you capture.

Note: In light of making everyone in the workshop feel safe , we will not only adhere by covid safety regulations that are in place when we are in Santa Fe, I will also ask that you submit either proof of being fully vaccinated or wear a mask during the workshop.

Registration and Cost

The 3-day workshop costs $450.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Register here


The Art of Capturing People, Places, and Objects
with Suhita Shirodkar

Four Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, & 27  •  Live online from 7am – 9am, Pacific Standard Time

Register here:

What does this workshop cover? 


In this workshop Suhita will teach you to see in both line and shape and to find a balance of the two and use it in exciting new ways. You will learn to observe key shapes and simplify them. You will also learn to really see and sketch in contours. Then, we’ll explore combining these two approaches in our sketches to bring a new sense of dynamism and excitement. Suhita will teach you to apply these techniques across interpretations of people, places and objects, creating rich and colorful sketches.

Each weekly session will be taught in a 2 hour Zoom session which will be recorded in case you miss  it. We will cover concepts related to drawing objects, people and places, with a focus on experimenting and combining line and shape for dynamic sketches. We will work from photographic references and objects on our desks in our Zoom sessions. Each week will also include an assignment where you will use these concepts in your own work and share if you would like personal feedback. 

Date and Time

The workshop will be held online on Zoom , once a week, for 2 hours, for 4 successive weeks. The dates and times: (All dates and times are Pacific Time)

• Saturday, February 6th, 2021: 7am to 9am

• Saturday, February 13th, 2021: 7am to 9am

• Saturday, February 20th, 2021: 7am to 9am

• Saturday, February 27th, 2021: 7am to 9am

Recordings of the workshop are available 24 hours after the workshop and will be available through the month of February in case you miss a session or would prefer to do it at a different time . You can watch a recording of a session and do the exercises and turn them in for feedback just like you would in a live session.

Registration and Cost

The 4-session workshop costs $235.
Register here:


(SOLD OUT) Fun and Free Florals

Date and Time

Fri, Dec 11, 2020 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

A fun online session painting florals in a loose and interpretive manner in watercolor.

About this Event

Come join in a no-pressure fun way to play with watercolor as you interpret and paint poppies in a loose and fresh style.

In this 1.5 hour session, we will work from multiple photo references and create a small watercolor painting. The techniques you will learn in this session are applicable to loose and free florals, botanicals and even abstract painting, so you can continue to play with what you learn even after this session.

Suhita will guide you through this piece in a step-by-step fashion with demos and will answer questions that come up as you paint. Though we will loosely follow one technique, it is open to interpretation and you are encouraged to experiment and play and make it your own.

This is a small, personal session with a maximum of 15 participants so there will be personal feedback and guidance included.

A list of supplies needed will be sent to you within 48 hours of registration.

In addition, all participants will receive a step-by-step pdf of the process.

Registration and Details:

Eventbrite tickets at:


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22 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!


  14. I would love to do your Zoom Class on Florals. However, 10 a.m. Pacific time is 3 a.m. Queensland time in Australia. Would you maybe consider another class a little later in your day so folks in Australia and NZ can attend.


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