Online Workshops

Glistening Cherries

Is that really colored pencil?  Yes! And in this video recording of her live workshop, Carmen will show you step by step how to make your cherries glisten and glow, too, as you follow along.  Watch how she does it, then try it yourself.  You'll have anytime-always video access. Learn at your own speed... and refer to it again and again.

Begin with a value study in white, then gradually add color, starting with light reds and going ever darker to recreate these plump, vivid, eye-popping bombs of glistening color.  Access the video workshop at

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Peaches & Glass One Day Zoom Workshop

February 24 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific Time)

Drawing glass objects is Carmen's specialty!  She’ll show you her secrets to drawing glass realistically without going nuts. And as if drawing glass weren’t enough, she’ll also show you how to make a soft, dreamy background in mere seconds with a couple of shades of PanPastels and a couple of Sofft tools. Plus, you’ll create it all on Colourfix Smooth, a toothy-smooth surface which accepts lots of layers and is ideal for pastel or pencil. Register at

Silver Still Life Two Day Zoom Workshop

March 29 and 31 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific Time)

Drawing silver and reflections on colored pencil doesn’t have to be intimidating. Let veteran art instructor Carmen Barros guide you in seeing and then accurately drawing the intricate shapes that make up the reflections in this handsome silver pitcher.  Using black paper as your surface really enhances the drama of this lovely still life and makes the shiny silver really pop!  Register soon at