Below is a list of current and upcoming workshops that I am teaching.

I teach a fearless approach to drawing - sometimes including a splash of watercolor - on location.  This allows you to capture life as it happens from your personal point of view. It is well suited for journaling and recording your impressions of people and places.

Take a look in the REPORTAGE section of my website for examples.

Unless mentioned otherwise classes are suited for everyone - beginner to advanced.

TRY Studio - Bay Area, USA:


I am teaching Reportage drawing (drawing life as it happens) tailor made to your needs in the Bay Area. This is an ongoing class, where we go on adventures! Check out the announcement and get in touch HERE.

How to Draw Expressive Figures workshop;

Union Square San Francisco, USA.

2 Dates: March 17th & March24th; 1-5 pm; $90;


If you would like to add people to your sketches but don’t know how, this workshop is for you!

We’ll explore how to draw quick expressive figures and portraits including a sense of location. We will learn to identify quickly what interests us in a figure and try to capture this essence with line. We will combine and assemble people into a scene and explore how to add focus. We will spend an afternoon packed with drawing, people watching, one-on one feedback and time to explore on your own.

At the end everyone will have sketched people and should feel confident in continuing their journey.

Send me an email (hoelleroliver@gmail.com) to register - a few spots are still open!