Sketching Holidays

Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Holidays 2022 and Beyond!

Join one of my Neotropical Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Holidays or schedule a private tour for your friends and family.

Choose from stunning locations in such countries as Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, and Ecuador that are chosen for their natural beauty and tranquility. You’ll enjoy practicing sketching and painting the plants and wildlife of the regions during our daily workshops and hikes.

Sample Trip to Honduras


– Trips include lifetime access to Christine’s library of online Nature Sketching Courses.


Christine delivers an amazingly well-planned week of activities, utilizing all of the nature and beauty of the area. Christine’s knowledge and enthusiasm, paired with the peaceful setting, make it a perfect experience. It’s more than I can describe with words. DO IT! It’s worth it for sure!”
—Dorothy Gates, Oregon

I enjoyed my sketching trip to Honduras with Christine, it was the perfect combination of seeing incredible wildlife, learning new sketching skills, seeing birds that I’ve never seen before, and enjoying some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. This trip has changed my idea for Future travel. I love that my travel dollars went to helping preserve nature in a pristine environment, and making Honduras a better country through tourism (rather than agribusiness farming). I came home inspired to paint all the beautiful Wildlife that I had experienced while there and I have noticed that my sketching skills have improved dramatically!
-Julie Herlinger, California

Thank you for a wonderful trip and an excellent introduction to nature sketching! I had a fantastic time and am leaving Honduras inspired and looking forward to future travels with you!
—Veronica Bowers, California

I want to say again how wonderful our trip was to Honduras. I loved everything about it. There are so many nice memories, and it was lots of fun trying to sketch plants and animals, and great food, and a really lovely place to stay. Our local co-leading guide, Esdras was fab, and so were you, Christine. Thanks again for a great trip
—Kris Falco, Oregon

“Christine is so genuine – in her love of nature and desire to teach others about its beauty. She warmly welcomes people into her nature-loving community. You won’t regret joining Christine!”
-Ian Fawley, Interpretive Ranger, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

“Christine Elder has a refreshingly welcoming approach to teaching about birds through art that reflects her obvious passion for wildlife and conservation of our natural environment. Whether at her home in Oregon or visiting us deep in the tropics at the Vallarta Botanical Garden, she has a marvelous potential to connect people with birds in a rich and meaningful way”
– Neil Gerlowski, Executive Director, Vallarta Botanical Garden