New Workshops Spring ’24

Join me at the Smithsonian Associates for four Zoom classes starting this spring: Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing Fish (Date has passed, repeated with colored inks in Fall ’24) Takuga: Botanical Prints in Sumi Ink and Watercolor Keeping up the Sketchbook Habit Introduction to White Line Woodblock Printing And in-person at the Natural History […]

It’s all about light

In the NIH Clinical Center Galleries

Solo Show is up!

I have eight watercolor paintings of antique microscopes up at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland through January 4, 2024! I was captured by the contrast between these playful shapes and their serious purpose. I drew the microscopes from life at the Golub Collection, housed at the University of California, Berkeley. The two […]

Fall 2023 Workshops

The fabulous Nature Printing Society workshop comes up starting October 2. I’m the prez this year, and I’ll be teaching the casting of botanical tiles in concrete and plaster. Join us for a week-long immersion in gyotaku, nature printing, ecodyeing…here’s the link: Natureprintingsociety.org Join me online with the Smithsonian for four classes: The Sketchbook Habit: […]

Summer 2023 : Take a class!

Join me online with the Smithsonian for two classes: White-line Woodcuts on June 24 and The Sketchbook Habit: The Art of Everyday Life, a three-part watercolor workshop, beginning July 9. I’ll be at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland on July 22, teaching folks how to create Bas Relief Botanical tiles using plant material sourced directly […]

Workshops Fall 2022

Fierston-Tile-process

Learn the art of casting foliage and flowers in plaster! Join me for Bas Relief Botanical Tiles with the Nature Printing Society on Sept. 24. We’ll be meeting over Zoom, price for 2.5 hours for non-members is $80 which includes a year’s membership and a free copy of the NPS awesome printing guide, “The Art […]

2022 Art Workshop Schedule

Here’s my upcoming teaching schedule with links and information. Sign-ups for my spring workshops at the Smithsonian, and summer workshops in Yosemite Valley are open. You can find the links on the right sidebar. Please contact me if you want to be on a mailing list for new workshop announcements and updates.  I usually teach 2 times […]

Audubon Naturalist Society Zoom talk

Into_the_woods

    Head outside to find your nature muse!    On Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm I will show how the natural world, its colors, shapes, and scale influences all of my artwork. Become a close observer of nature by examining and printing leaves and fish and learn to meditate outdoors with family and […]

Best Watercolor Paints (2020): Brands, Brushes, Travel & MORE!

Best-watercolor-paints

This is a complete guide to watercolor painting supplies for beginners and pros alike. Here is an overview of what you’ll learn in this new guide: ·       Best watercolor paint for beginners and advanced painters  ·       Watercolor paint brands ·       Choosing paint brushes for watercolor ·   […]

Kids and meditating: 7 tips

Kids in school, kids out of school, where to have school…when the world is full of uncertainty, meditation can calm everyone, even children. I know you’re thinking, “My kids are too lively to sit quietly for anything!” My experience as a teaching artist has taught me a few tricks for settling them down and getting […]

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