NEW Small Art Group/Private Sessions in my Santa Fe Studio. Times TBA
Contact Lisa for more information: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com

Pajarito Environmental Center in Los Alamos, NM
Botanical and Nature Art Workshop
Contact email: programs@pajaritoeec.org


Peak Institute, Grenada, West Indies
Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM
Valdes Art School, Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
Lorenzo Historic Estate, Cazenovia, NY
Burton Street School, Cazenovia, NY
Cooperstown Art Association, NY
Fayetteville-Manlius High School, NY
Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, NM
Andreeva Portrait Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Green Brier Resort, W. VA
Adirondack Museum, NY
Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
Rose Emporium, San Antonio, TX
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM

Encantado Resort, Tesuque, NM
Los Poblanos, Albuquerque NM
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe NM
University of New Mexico
, Albuquerque NM

Student Art
Drawing by C. Sherman 2009

“This 2 hour painting is ready for transfer to canvas. .… I set the energy for the painting. It can still be corrected when I paint the raw umber tonal first step on my canvas. I find this technique empowering. “A one or two hour drawing can guarantee success on your next painting. Lisa Coddington was very good on individual time, and she understood that any work I did was going immediately into an oil painting, and she really worked with me. It was very beneficial.”
C. Sherman - Valdes Drawing class student

First watercolor from live subjects by beginning adult
art student

Private lesson
"I have been all over the country and abroad enriching my artistic experience. Lisa is an outstanding teacher and artist. Not everyone can be a great teacher of art and an artist. Lisa had every imaginable supply available and was more than wiling to share. Such tremendous preparation and organization led to an incredibly successful art experience. She met me at my level."  
T. Ashworth, California


Los Alamos Class




One to five day watercolor and drawing workshops can be arranged for various ages and levels.

Small adult classes emphasize traditional drawing technique and classsical watercolor glazing method inspired by Master botanical artists.

Adult and K-12 school art classes.
Integrating art with core academic curriculum.

Monthly Small Art Group/Private Sessions in my Santa Fe Studio
Do you ever wonder how to control your watercolor, or how pencil drawings create a convincing form? Whether you are novice or refining your skills, you will receive encouraging step-by-step instruction in drawing and watercolor. Contact Lisa for more information: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com

Upcoming Workshops 2019-2020

Introduction to Botanical Drawing and Watercolor (Plant Drawing Workshop)
Saturday, August 3, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm

Institute of American Indian Arts
83 Avan Nu Po Rd., Santa Fe, NM

Contact: Thomas M. Antonio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Science Coordinator

Buffalo Thunder Resort, New Mexico
Artisan Workshop at the Expo
Sunday, September 27, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Class size is limited. Fee include all supplies.
More info coming soon!

Lisa painting

Contact me Lisa@LisaCoddington.com if you have questions,

chili pepperStudent drawings by K. Chilton, University of New Mexico Botanical Drawing class

Testimonial from Los Alamos botanical art student:
Lisa is clear in her explanations and develops the class sequentially, meeting goals in the time allowed. She is calm, matter-of fact, expert demonstrator. She circulates, encourages, suggests and offers further individual demonstrations.”

Ghost Ranch 2011
First drawing from live subjects by beginning adult art student
James from Atascocita, TX

"I attended the February 2011 program at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, NM and thoroughly enjoyed it. The program was well managed and flawlessly executed. The instructor, Lisa Coddington. Was knowledgeable, and clearly communicated the lessons. More importantly, Lisa was extremely helpful during the class and outside of class time showing each participant techniques that would advance their personal skills in sketching and watercolor painting. Having never sketched or painted I worried that I would not profit from the class, but I was able to create a nice sketch and learn about painting. Others much more experienced commented to me that the instructions were very beneficial. My observation from their work through the course of the week supported their comments. I recommend this program by Lisa and the Ghost Ranch location to anyone interested in improving or developing artwork."
James, from Atascocita, TX

"Lisa has many characteristics of a great teacher. She models what she teaches, brings in outside sources. She gives specific suggestions, but doesn't overwhelm you with too much information at one time."
Santa Fe Commmunity College adult student evaluation
lavendar with bee


Contact Lisa if you are interested in new commissions,
or licensing new art or existing art from this website.