Current Classes

  Sierra Nature Prints Studio  –  Summer Classes June 19 to July 26, 2017


Natural Science Illustration – Teens – (Ages 13-19*): 4:00-6:00 Mondays

June 19 to July 24 (6 sessions) $180.00

Natural Science Illustration – Teens – (Ages 13-19*): 4:00-6:00 Mondays

June 20 to July 25 (5 sessions) $150.00

Botanical Illustration (Ages 15 to Adult): 4:00-6:00 Wednesdays

June 21 to July 26 (6 sessions) $180.00


*Ages are flexible depending upon a student’s interest and ability to focus for two hours.


  1. Natural Science Illustration for Teens (Ages 13-19): A class exploring the wonders of nature through applied art.  We will draw insects, Arachnids, water drops, animals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi and flowers
  2. Botanical Illustration (Ages 15 to Adult): Using herbaria, photos and live specimens for reference, students will produce botanical images in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, and pen & ink. Topics will include plant parts, dissection, studies, historical botanical art, and Fibonacci forms.

All courses will emphasize natural history and classification. Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique. Instruction takes place in a round table setting. Students should come with a desire to draw and be able to focus for two hours. Materials (and popcorn!) are provided in class.

To hold your student’s place in a class please send a $100 non-refundable deposit (or full payment) to: Peggy Edwards – Sierra Nature Prints, P.O. Box 66644, Scotts Valley, CA 95067 OR pay by PayPal to Balance due first day of class. (Family members and those attending more than one class will receive a 10% discount.)

INSTRUCTOR: Peggy Edwards, Natural Science Illustrator & Credentialed Teacher K-12 & community college. B.S. – University of California, Berkeley & Graduate Certificate – Natural Science Illustration – University of California, Santa Cruz. Owner of Sierra Nature Prints

WHERE: Sierra Nature Prints Studio, 1600 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA – PLEASE do not ever turn into the driveway coming from Felton, always come from Scotts Valley, start your turn indicator early, slow down and do not stop until after you’ve turned in. 

CONTACT: (831) 566-8471 or write