Sketching workshops

everyone can sketch

Come find your creative voice and explore Zurich…one sketch at a time!

I guide you through everything you need to know to let go of perfectionism so you can loosen up, laugh, and make tons of delightful drawings.

Make art work

not works of art


Sketching isn’t about creating fine art. It isn’t about following all the rules.

It’s about expressing your experience of a place or a moment.

It’s about feeling at home, no matter where you are.

It’s about learning to see the world like an artist.

It’s playing.


Meaningful, Mindful, & fun

I’ll show you how to build a daily drawing habit that’s an antidote to anxiety, digital distraction, and feeling frazzled.

Before you know it, you’ll be looking for interesting places and events to sketch.

It can be a bit addictive. But in a good way. 😃

And you’ll meet a fun group of people ready to cheer you on!

Because once you start sketching, you’ll find sketchers everywhere you go.

Upcoming workshops

Sketch walk in Seefeld

Introduction to watercolor sketching for beginners and people who want to get back into sketching or want to try urban sketching.

Materials provided.

More information to come.

Repeats on the last Tuesday of every month so we can sketch different locations in Seefeld!

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 9:30-11:30

Coffee Sketch at Lycka in Meilen

Sit down to a nice cup of coffee in good company and draw it! And your gipfeli too, if that’s the way you roll!

Great for beginners and people who want to get back into sketching or want to try urban sketching.

Materials provided.

More information to come.

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 9:30-11:30

Learn to draw depth at Zuri Brockenhaus

Practice some intuitive techniques to get more perspective into your sketches at Zurich’s favorite second-hand emporium. There’s something for everyone and a wonderful café to sit and share what caught your eye!

List of materials provided.

More information to come.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 10:00-12:00

DRINK & DRAW at the Wine Library, Hürlimann areal

Sip a glass of wine, relax and let go of perfectionism! Drawing with a little drink on the side makes it even easier to experiment and enjoy the process of learning by doing!

Materials provided. But not the wine, eh! That’s up to you! 🤣

More information to come.

Date: Friday, October 8 19:00-21:00

Watercolor Fundamentals

Want to take a deeper dive into watercolor techniques? Kick-off 2023 with this 4-week course!

Dates and information will be available soon.




Overnight trip to sketch springtime in Flims with La Paletta Studio

Capture the spring flowers, alpine landscape, and colors of Lake Cauma.

Dates and information will be available soon.


I love sketching and painting with Barbara! She puts you at ease with clear instructions, easy exercises, and her open, bubbly personality. You’ll learn everything you need to find your creative voice and get sketching in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
– Julie Blume


Ready to Draw Something delightful?

Barb convinced me that anyone can draw and paint…even me! It just takes practice. She helped me build confidence and taught me that my sketch doesn’t have to be perfect! Now I sketch nearly every day and it’s introduced me to so many great people! 
 – Joanne Pitzel

Barbara introduced me to fun, daily urban sketching over 6 years ago and I’m still hooked. Her enthusiasm and generosity in sharing materials, techniques, and creative knowledge were inspirational. ‘Focus on quantity and the quality will take care of itself’, Barbara stressed and she was right. – Anne Wilkinson