Each course is designed to make the best use of the Online format: Displaying detailed techniques and my drawing expertise right in front of the participant's eyes.  The classes are recorded and made accessible to the students after each class to reinforce the learning content. After 25 years of teaching, my methods are constantly reevaluated and improved to be effectively adapted to an online platform. My students are very happy with this format and I am pleased with the work that results from it. I feel that for my medium, colored pencils, this is the best way to teach.     -Lisa 

Learn to draw portraits by going step-by-step through these two portraits with award-winning colored pencil artist Lis Zadravec as you sample her classes & teaching methods. A digital copy of the tutorials will be emailed to you, including materials list, line drawing to copy and bonus articles on Striving for Excellence, The Beholder's Eye & Drawing From Life in Colored Pencil. As an added Bonus you will receive the link to The Draw This Fox Video demonstration including the fox line drawing.

ALL for just $20!

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Coffee & Colored Pencils Club Online & other PATREON Classes

Join The CLUB ($25) and get...

  •  A live two-hour class on a Tuesday each month, 6-8pm Eastern Time.

  • Preliminary information, reference materials, demos necessary 

  • Live critique and Q&A classes

  • Further demos, videos & updates

  • Upcoming dates of Classes and Critiques, click on the CALENDAR button above.

  • There are also a limited # of spaces for my private mentoring at $65/month. 

  • plus... if you are unable to attend or would like to re-watch....

Video Library Access level ($10)...

  • Included for Coffee & Colored Pencils Club

  • Access to any recorded classes and reference materials

  • two new videos per month to watch at your convenience

Patron level ($3) too! To Register:. Click below & subscribe. You will be  billed when you sign up and on the first of each month. You can cancel at any time, just do so be fore the 1st of the next month


Tuesdays, 6-8pm


My basic materials list is available as an instructor kit through Plaza Artist Materials in Bethesda. These are the supplies that I use in my personal work because they're the best, the easiest and offer the best results for my technique. I strive to help my students improve quickly and have a much easier time with colored pencils.


If you are new to Online classes, you can view a brief tutorial on using Zoom here. It's easy.

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Check the Calendar for Upcoming dates:

Go to the Patreon Library to view Classes:


Siny Objects in Colored Pencils, Dec 7 & 14  ONLINE, Wednesdays,5:00-7:00pm
SEE CLASSES BELOW & Register Now! through Yellow Barn & Glen Echo

The Fine Art of Colored Pencils Classes are all Online! Now everyone in class an see right over my shoulder to what I am drawing! Offered through the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, now you can take my class from home. Or anywhere! Learn the amazing capabilities of colored pencils and how to use them to their highest potential to create realism and a variety of textures as we turn a humble medium into masterful fine art in different weekly projects. Demonstrations, experimentation and critique included. All classes are recorded for you to re-watch. For all artists who want to add colored pencils to their arsenal. Supply list/info: Use the buttons below for the list or kit at Plaza Arts or email: Minimum age 14. 


Use the Plaza Art Materials List and coupon below! 

Registration for 2022-23 Fall & Winter Colored Pencil Classes is Open:

Shiny Objects in Colored Pencils, 12/7 & 14

Give your colored pencil drawings the Wow! factor you get with dazzling realism when drawing reflective surfaces. Learn professional colored pencil technique - color theory, how to draw a variety of subjects, textures, mark-making and blending techniques.

Dates: Wednesday, December 7 & 14, 5:00-7:00pm*, Online 

Price: $95 

Winter Wildlife in Colored Pencils, 1/18 & 25, 2023

Learn professional animal drawing techniques in colored pencil. Learn to draw fur and feathers using the reductive technique, achieving amazing realism while improving your style in capturing animal features and structure. You will benefit whether beginner or advanced.

Dates: Wednesday, January 18 & 25, 5:00-7:00pm*, Online 

Price: $95 

Colored Pencil Portraiture, 2/8 - 3/1, 2023

Learn to draw portraits in the classic way with the modern- day media of colored pencils. Addressing structure, features, making better eyes, mouths, skin and hair. Achieving different skin tones and textures. You will benefit whether beginner or advanced. Critique and demos included. Classes recorded.

Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Mar. 1, 5:00-7:00pm*, Online 

Price: $195


*All times are in the US Eastern Time Zone



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What People Are Saying about Lisa's ONLINE CLASSES:

"From one colored pencil artist to another, your technique and variety of subjects along with the ability to teach is exceptional." -Judy V.

"Thanks, Lis, for your terrific drawing class! Even on Zoom, you brought to life important ways of visualizing and translating those new insights into compelling drawings." - Carolyn B.

"Amazing Classes, Amazing Teacher!" - Beth B.

"Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s online session. Watching you draw makes a big difference in improving my drawing skills.  There is immense value to me with this teaching technique. Brava!” - Rita D.   

"I’m so pleased with my progress in your class.  This is something that I never thought I could do.   Your instructions are so helpful and I learn so much each time.  I look forward to each class." - Julie G.