Vibrant Coloured Pencils meet Vibrant Watercolor

Primary colours in coloured pencil are vibrant. Abstraction is just the beginning. They work on any colour in any colour. They give an immediate reward. They are portable very forgiving, engaging etc etc etc.

in any colour

in any colour

on any colour

on any colour

for any colour.

for any colour.

Learn to express your inner love of creative vibrant colour without a huge investment in stuff. Participants take home works ranging from small scale exercises to personal images.

Coloured pencils work on almost any dry surface. Their ability to depict detail makes them a good partner when detail is needed.

Anenome Trio

Anenome Trio

Royal Gala Apple

Royal Gala Apple


Take your images to the next level by adding Watercolour to the mix.

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Cat of a Different Colour

Cat of a Different Colour


Egg Heads

Eggs. Skulls. They work together when you build an Egg Head.

Translate familiar 2 dimensional proportion guides into a 3 Dimensional tool. Use the tool when you are creating portraits from any viewpoint.

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Workshops for the more experienced

Are you tired of the same old same old follow along format? Do you really want to make your pictures better?  Here's your opportunity to draw on Nola's lifetime of experience...

More than fundamentals, in simple graphite, water soluble graphite, fine marker or coloured pencils. A spiral bound hard back sketch book (max size 8" x 10") + an HB pencil is the basic need. We will get down to making pictures right away.

Watercolour is the most challenging traditional medium. Sometimes this is physical, running where you do not want it to. Drying too fast or too slow. Drying too light or too dark. Making Mud when you want clear colour.  And so on. Learn the steadfast rules of water and colour control as you explore your creativity, in the field, in the class, in the studio.

Beyond the Studio with Just Cats or Dogs or Horses or ???

Escape the Snapshot Photo Copycat Trap. while bringing your four footed family members to life.

Making Better Pictures "Just" Cats or Dog or Horses or ??? is for artists of all skill levels over the age of 10. Learn how successful figure artists, create their lively images, with animal subjects. Learn to see beneath the skin to the skeleton armature. Learn how muscles and fur work to make shapes. No expensive materials list, just pencils, fine line marker and plain papers.

Outcomes will be study sized.  The pages used never bigger than  8.5 x 11, usually less.

The HOST sites provides the subjects, cats, dogs or horses or ???. It is an ideal opportunity for the creative sorts found at most facilities, clubs or events. Depending on the site, the program is suited to indoors or out, weather permitting. Find out how to host this program at your site

Pure Colour No Mud

The square brush used in precise transparent glazes gives a whole new way to approach watercolour. NO Mud enables you to see and create with pure colour. NO Mud makes a square watercolour brush use its best asset, wide and narrow at the same time. Precise glazing layers build the image without mud. Controlled application means the paper stays flat.

Use personal reference. Create the unique image of a subject you love, figurative, floral, or landscape, or, or, or.......

Host Pure Colour NO Mud at your site. Find out how. Questions? Please, contact the studio.

Four Footed Family Member Portraits

"Tess the Vizsla" Age 3 12" x 10" Watercolour

"Tess the Vizsla" Age 3 12" x 10" Watercolour

A Portrait of our four footed family members is a great gift for family and friends. Escape the Snapshot Photo Copycat Trap. Learn to see beneath the skin. Discover how muscles make shapes. How fur works to create believable coat textures.

You will work in graphite, or fine line marker or watercolour or pencil crayon, or, or, or. The notes are designed for a 9" x 12" image area.

To create a predictable image use the follow along program notes. To create an image of your personal animal subject, your personal photo reference is required..



Questions? Please, contact the Studio

More CreARTivity

Making a picture is just the beginning. These workshops have solid outcomes with tools, tips and techniques to get that picture to others, in print. Make those many images on your hard drive work for you

  • Make a Poster from multiple files.

  • Make Reproductions, from individual files

  • Make a Book, a tiny treasure, by hand..


  • Make an original lino block relief image  which can then become any of them thorough the magic of digital files. Your files create the content, without the mess of ink.

Book a More CreARTivity series for your group or for yourself. Questions? Please contact the studio.