Workshop Topics


I have delivered hands-on workshops in a variety of techniques and  lectures on classical and modern art. This is a short list of workshop topics delivered to adult learners. Don’t see your workshop topic here? Please click on the Contact Cheryl link on the menu of this site and I am open to developing a custom workshop for you or your organization. All workshops are interactive “see it – do it” exercises. 


  • Oil Painting for Beginners
  • Sketching and Drawing for Beginners
  • Figure Drawing from the Life Model
  • Mixed Media
  • High and Low Relief Collage
  • The Finer Points of Pen and Ink
  • Contrast and Color in Watercolor
  • Alla Prima Oil Painting
  • Drawing Dogs and Cats in Ink and Wash
  • Composition Tips and Tricks
  • Back to the Drawing Board with Pen, Ink, and Watercolor 
  • Pen, Ink and Watercolor Techniques
  • Worry-Free Watercolor
  • Watercolor for Beginners (1, 2 or 4 sessions or more!)
  • Old Master Techniques in Drawing and Painting
  • Painting in the Miniature Format
  • Sketching on the Go!
  • Drawing Animals
  • Drawing Our Beloved Cats and Dogs
  • The Value of Value: A Black, White & Gray Workshop
  • I also do gallery talks (formal and informal). I have done them mostly in shows I am associated with but I do demos and talks about art techniques, drawing, how to approach subject matter and sketching.