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Upcoming Events

Illustrated logo of pine trees and a sun with the event name Pints in the Pines centered. The words Beer and Art Festival August 20, 2022 Idyllwild, California are wrapped around the logo.

See me at Pints in the Pines 2022!

Saturday, August 20th 12pm-6pm

Downtown Idyllwild, California at Mile Hi Plaza (Next to Idyllwild Gardens)

I will be making an appearance again this year as a vendor at this art and beer festival. Come hang and see what new illustrated products I have!

About Pints in the Pines: Pints in the Pines is a nonprofit event taking place the third weekend of August annually. The festival highlights different charities local to Idyllwild each year, bringing awareness to various causes important to the community. Their beneficiary for 2021 was ARF to great success and the 2022 beneficiaries are Warhorse Creek and Living Free. More info here.

Design 101

Coming 2022


Want to get better at the fundamentals of design? My basic graphic design classes can teach anyone to be a better visual artist. Get on my events list to be notified when details and dates are released.


Some Previous Events

Above and Beyond: A Digital Arts Program

Taught by Lisa Burford, hosted by Raices Cultura, and sponsored by The City of Coachella, this 10-week virtual program for high schoolers was a fast-paced program all about digital arts.

Creative Writing and Zine Workshop

Co-lead by Lisa Burford and Raices Cultura, this 2-day hands-on virtual workshop was an intro to zines with creative writing exercises and collage-style zine making.

Summer Student Digital Arts Class and Internship Program

Taught by Lisa Burford and hosted by Raices Cultura, this 8-week virtual program through the Migrant Education Program of Riverside County Office of Education was a fast-paced program for high school students all about digital arts and professional development. Participants also used their fresh skills to create concepts and designs for local businesses during the internship piece of the program. This program was part of a larger cohort in coordination with OneFuture Coachella Valley.

Ongoing Fika Chats

Virtual casual coffee chats. For a few minutes of our day, we socialize and share a cup of coffee and a little snack. It's all about slowing down and finding time for each other.

Live iPad Drawing Tutorial Workshops

These small live workshops teach skills in Procreate from navigating the app to drawing our own desert landscapes to animating plant drawings.

Instagram Live: Climate Design Special Interview

A live interview with an aquarist and animal care supervisor on the topic of our oceans and plastic pollution for Plastic-Free July.

Instagram Live Desert Ikebana Demonstration

Live demonstrations of basic Ikebana techniques using desert plants.

Graphic Design Basics Series

Live workshops teaching the basics of graphic design like typography, hierarchy, logos, color theory, and more.

Desert Plant Pressing Workshop

In-person workshops teaching participants how to press plant clippings into an herbarium-style book. Hosted at the Mojave Desert Land Trust.

Succulent Terrarium Workshops

Participants created their own arrangements in glass terrariums using succulents and cacti.

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