Artsy Coloring for Fun and Relaxation

Choose between two times: (or come to both!)

Sunday afternoon Dec. 12; 2 pm – 4 pm EASTERN

The Sunday afternoon workshop is currently full. However, you can still sign up for it and you will receive all the handouts and a link to the recording to view at your own pace. In addition you will automatically be put on a wait list to get into the live workshop if someone else drops out or switches their time from Sunday afternoon to the Monday evening workshop.

Monday evening Dec. 13: 7 pm – 9 pm EASTERN

Have fun learning colored pencil techniques that will give your current coloring projects extra dimension—or, if you are brand new to colored pencil art, this will start you out on a new, enjoyable activity!

We’ll briefly cover the color wheel as well as color temperature, and how to specifically apply the understanding of these concepts to colored pencils. Then you’ll create a couple of charming holiday items from templates, including a gift tag, bookmark, and foldable box ornament, as you practice several techniques including gradients, blending and burnishing.

Coloring is akin to meditative practice, and has been shown to reduce stress and enhance relaxation and wellbeing, so expect to leave feeling better than when you arrived!

Students who have taken my previous workshops using colored pencil on black paper can expect to learn some new tricks.

Being creative with colored pencil is a great way to honor the symbolism of “Light amidst Darkness,” which is thematically related to the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec 12), and St. Lucia Day (Dec 13.) Expect some insights on these powerful feminine divinities!


  • Downloadable pdfs with supply list, info, resources, and templates as soon as you sign up. (Be sure you can open pdfs on your device.)
  • A 2-hour live online workshop and access to the video afterwards.
  • An opportunity to relax and have fun with a group of other Creatives!

You will need access to a printer. If your home printer isn’t friendly with card stock, local office supply places can print for you. Craft supplies needed: card stock, colored pencil set, colorless blender (optional), pencil sharpener, eraser, scissors, glue stick. (More details on supplies are in the supply list download you will receive upon signing up.)


  • Our sliding scale fees offer flexible opportunities to attend even if you are on a tight budget, or to spread the wealth around if you are feeling abundant!


Upcoming Workshops: Times and Dates TBA

Learn by copying: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Poppies
You’ll learn Meryl Ann’s valuable methods as you paint a copy of Oriental Poppies, 18” x 24.”
The initial underpainting is done in acrylics in order to create depth of color, the top painting is done in oils for ease in blending. Copying from the Old Masters is one of the most basic traditional learning methods – in fact, the reason art museums were founded was in order to provide great works for art students to copy!

Elements of Art: Keys of Color

Students receive a pdf of Meryl Ann’s  30-page workbook, Elements of Art: Keys of Color, and during workshop times, will complete the color charts that accompany the workbook. Students go at their own pace. Supplies: a set of gouache (not acrylic gouache) and brushes.

Drawing Tips and Secrets

Demos and hands on activities to train you eye and hand, and a peek into some of the secrets the Masters used for accuracy in drawing.