Art Instruction

GOING VIRTUAL with Botanical Art classes!

ONGOING VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS:   1st  & 3rd Thursday – 2-3pm

Classes are offered the first and third Thursday of each month from 2-3pm. In each class, we will have time to look at student work for discussion. This will be followed by a demonstration. Over the next several months, we will be selecting a specimen to which you have easy access and follow it as it changes through the seasons. Beginning January 8th we will look at branches.

The Zoom platform is being used for these classes. In order to participate,  you need a microphone and camera enabled computer, an IPad /smart tablet, or a smart phone – all with a strong internet connection. Offerings may be subject to change. 

Group Rate (3 or more) $20 per hour. A link will be provided when you sign up.

If you are new to Botanical Art and wish to learn more, contact Sally.



Armed with a Certificate from the Filoli Botanical Art Program, undergraduate studies in horticulture and studio art, and extensive coursework with Botanical Art Masters, I began teaching in 2011.  It has been my pleasure to work with budding artists of all ages, having worked with children from age 6 to adults. The greatest challenge came while teaching child, parent, and grandparent in one workshop at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. What a delight to see this kind of collaboration. Whether the instruction is private or group, I can tailor your lessons to fit your needs.

Post pandemic: I will once again gladly open my home studio, located off of my garden, for private or group instruction. Interested students may assemble their own groups or join ongoing classes. Workshops may also be coordinated either in the home studio or elsewhere.


My botanical art classes with Sally opened the door to that which previously was a mystery:   “How do they do that?”   In a process that initially seemed almost too daunting for this novice, Sally’s patient and enthusiastic teaching style encourages me at every step, challenges me to really see what I am looking at, and gives me the tools and techniques to translate those visions into paintings I can be proud of.   And I get to have fun, in the process, too!  Thank you, Sally!

Contact me for more information.