The listed classes and workshops are not sponsored by or associated with CPSA, we simply provide this information on behalf of and for the benefit of our District Chapter 210 members.


Join us for our annual two-day Workshop.  This year it is “Textures Galore with Colored Pencilby our very own CPSA 210 member, Denise Howard, CPSA, CPX, UKCPS, MPAS.

Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2018,  9am – 4pm each day

Location & Map:  James B. Murray Community Room, Milpitas Police Building, 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA

Learn how to create a variety of believable textures with colored pencils, from the roughness of tree bark, to the sheen of metal, to the wispiness of a spider web, and many more! Denise is the author of the new book 101 Textures in Colored Pencil, full of practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces and textures. She will share lessons from the book, including her knowledge of tools and color selection, to help you conquer textures that may have baffled you before.

For complete details, click the image below:

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2018 Denise Howard Workshop Flyer

To register, you have two options:

Registration & Payment Option 1 – Click the image below, print it, fill it out, and mail it with your check to the address noted.

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2018 Denise Howard Workshop registration


Registration & Payment Option 2 – Pay with PayPal.

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2018 Denise Howard 2-Day Workshop
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Denise Howard will be teaching two workshops at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto in the spring of 2018.  These are a great way to learn new techniques with the versatile colored pencil. They are open to all levels, but limited to 12 students, so don’t wait! Her last workshop there sold out quickly with a waiting list. If you have questions about the workshop content, you should contact Denise.   If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Pacific Art League.

“Colored Pencil on Translucent Drafting Film” on February 4, 2018
Denise Howard drafting film

 “Monarch Butterfly in Colored Pencil” on March 4, 2018
Denise Howard Butterfly

Click here to register.  Then scroll to the bottom of the page to find Denise’s classes.

Ranjini Venkatachari will be conducting a colored pencil workshop in April 2018 at Artist & Craftsman Supply in Berkeley.  Contact Ranjini at for details: or


None at this time.

Demonstrations & Presentations!

There is usually a demo or presentation at our Chapter meetings.  Go to the Calendar page for details.