Drawing the Natural World with Afsaneh Michaels Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00— Starts 11/9


Drawing the Natural World- Flowers, insects, birds, rocks, mushrooms, etc.

This six week course will introduce you to the fundamentals of drawing natural world elements using pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, or pastels (when used outside). We will be outdoors half the time and in the studio the other half by arrangement.

Emphasis is on drawing the things you see in front of you and not necessarily working from photos. Small things can be brought into the studio or your home as models. i.e. rocks or flowers. Photos an be used for birds and insects as part of the drawing as a special element or If you have an insect collection or a butterfly collection you can bring those to class for drawing.

Please come with your sketchbook and pencils (dark or colored) and plan to have fun.

Email: AfsanehAm@gmail.com

Tel: 415.533.0491


Instructor: Afsaneh A Michaels

Dates: November 9- December 14 (six weeks)

Wednesday:  9:00-12:00

Cost: $ 150.00 Members   $170.00 Non-members

Studio:  2

Materials: Sketchbook, pencils (lead-2H, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), Charcoal pencils (medium, dark, white) colored pencils (a full set), pastels (only to be used outside). Email instructor for further info on materials. Instructor will have loose drawing paper (colored and white) for purchase as well.



Afsaneh Michaels, Instructor

Afsaneh A. Michaels is San Francisco Bay Area fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and teacher with over 30 years of creative experience. Afsaneh was raised from an early age in Europe and the U.S. She studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. She has exhibited work in galleries around the Bay Area, and the east coast. In the early part of her career Afsaneh worked as an urban and country planner with the United Nations in Africa in Kenya and Malawi and later transitioned into art and exhibit design and worked at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi where she designed an exhibit for anthropologist, Richard Leakey. Later she worked at the Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Designing exhibits and collaborating with colleagues in various International museums. Afsaneh has always been an artist and after Edinburgh she moved to Florence in Italy where she started teaching small groups of adults and children in painting and drawing. Afsaneh loves to teach and uses a coaching style- mentoring each individual, guiding and developing their vision and direction while building foundational skills towards the student’s art practice. www.AfsanehMichaelStudio.com