Invasive Plants of Madrona Marsh
A Colored Pencil Workshop with Nina Antze

Thursday and Friday, February 7th and 8th, 2019
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center

Cost, BAGSC Members: $200
Non-Members: $250
Maximum Registration: 16 students

Please bring your lunch. 

Workshop Description

Join us at for a two-day colored pencil workshop documenting some of the non-native invasive plants of Madrona Marsh in Torrance, California. A naturalist will accompany us in the Marsh on the first day to collect specimens (as they are invasive we are welcome to remove them!). We will work in their lovely Nature Center on drawing, composition, and colored pencils techniques.   This is an opportunity to start a drawing for possible submission to the BAGSC exhibit: “Non-Native invasive Plants of Madrona Marsh” in June 2019. All levels are welcome.

Questions about the Workshop? Contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

Exhibition Opportunity

As mentioned in the Workshop Description above, BAGSC members are invited to submit works for the exhibition “Non-Native Invasive Plants of the Madrona Marsh” to be held in the summer of 2019. See details to be posted on the Exhibition page and in the BAGSC "Members Only" section. Questions on the Exhibition? Contact the BAGSC Exhibition Chair.

Madrona Marsh Workshop in Color Pencil with Nina Antze

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This is a BAGSC-sponsored workshop; there is no information about this workshop on The Madrona Marsh's website. If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

The workshop will be held at The Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center.

The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at: 

3201 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 782-3989

Parking, Entrance, and the Madrona Marsh Nature Center:

Parking is free at The Madrona Marsh Nature Center; there is plenty of parking available. The entrance gate to the Preserve is directly across the street from the Nature Center. In addition to classrooms and educational displays, The Nature Center also is home to offices, a gift store, and BAGSC member Estelle DeRidder's mural. See BAGSC Blog articles and pictures about Estelle's mural project at:



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Materials List for 
Nina Antze

Download a PDF of the materials list.

Nina Antze

About the Instructor

Nina Antze is a botanical artist, quilt maker and teacher living in Sonoma County. She has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and has a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. Her quilts have won numerous awards and her botanical paintings have been exhibited in New York, Filoli Gardens, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, and as part of the group show of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California presented by the botanical gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens.

Nina teaches drawing classes and workshops throughout the Bay Area and in the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program at Filoli Gardens. She works in colored pencil, graphite, watercolor and fabric.

The list of non-native invasive plants in Madrona Marsh.eligible for submission to the exhibition "Non-native Invasive Plants of the Madrona Marsh" is as follows:

Malva parviflora, Cheeseweed
Chrysanthemum coronarium, Garland Daisy
Sonchus oleraceus, Sow Thistle
Lactuca serriola, Prickly Wild Lettuce
Picris echioides, Bristly Ox-tongue
Raphanus sativus, Wild Radish
Amaranthus albus, Tumbling Pigweed
Rumex crispus, Curly Dock
Atriplex semibaccata, Australian Saltbush
Chenopodium album, Lamb's Quarters
Meliotus indicus, Sweet Clover
Erodium botrys, Longleaf filaree

Avena fatua, Wild Oat
Bromus diandrus, Ripgut Brome
Hordeum murinum, Foxtail
Stipa miliaceum, Smilo Grass