Art Instruction


Current Ongoing Classes:   1st  & 3rd Thursday from 1 – 4pm

These are offered from September through June of each year. More times are available for groups or individuals and may be coordinated with Sally. Students of all levels are welcome. Class size varies from 3-10 students and are held in my home studio. Summer months are open for consultations or classes by appointment. In addition to adult sessions I also teach young artists and currently have a Saturday session from 10 – 12am (with occasional rescheduling).




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!

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