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:
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Registration is open until a workshop fills up.


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

Four Wednesdays: November 4, 11, 18, & 25  •  Live online from 4 – 5:30pm, Pacific Standard Time

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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 1.5 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 1.5 hours, for 4 successive weeks. The dates and times: (All dates and times are Pacific Time)

• Wednesday, November 4th, 2020: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

• Wednesday, November 11th, 2020: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

• Wednesday, November 18th, 2020: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

• Wednesday, November 25th, 2020: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Recordings of the workshop are available 24-48 hours after the workshop and will be available for 7 days. You can watch a recording of a session and do the exercises and turn them in for feedback if you cannot attend a session.

Registration and Cost

The 4-session workshop costs $235.
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Fun and Free Florals

Saturday, October 10, 2020  •  Live online from 10 – 11:30am, Pacific Standard Time

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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 12 participants so there will be personal feedback and guidance included.

Registration and Cost

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Sketching PlayLab with Paul and Suhita

6 months ago, if you’d have told Paul Wang and me that we’d still be playing around with paint and pencil at our fun little venture we call Sketching PlayLab, we’d have been amused. But here we are, past the 6 month mark, still enjoying ourselves as we create new play-based sessions in creativity and discovery.

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For each online play session (60-90 mins), we pick a concept, technique or medium to experiment with. Our weekly Zoom sessions are all donation-based so everyone can join in. Your generosity has helped build an awesome community of hundreds of participants. You can see the collective of fascinating work produced by searching the hashtag #sketchingplaylab on Instagram:

​If you haven’t joined us for a session yet, but would like to, get on our mailing list by emailing us at We announce new sessions every few weeks.


To request a workshop for your art group or to get on my mailing list:
e-mail Suhita:

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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