Pears | Coloured Pencil | © Elizabeth Mancini


The most inspiring hours of my week are spent at verysmallstudio. And the rest of the week is spent feeling nourished by that time.  
- Francine Gaudet 

Elizabeth's classes are a continuous journey of learning and achievement. She knows exactly how to challenge and support each student that arrives at her lovely, welcoming space for art, tea and great conversation. Elizabeth is a gifted teacher. I had never drawn before I took her class and it changed my life!   
- Kathryn Macdonald

I was hooked after the first class. It was less about my lack of ability and more about feeling confident in Elizabeth’s ability to teach. Her gentle manner is coupled with a keen ability to adapt to the particular needs of the student in the moment. She is an exacting practitioner who creates a non-threatening environment conducive to learning coupled with lots of interesting conversation and tea! Thank you, Elizabeth.  
- Pam Cohen
Elizabeth's passion for botanical illustration is evident during each class. She possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, and seems to understand her students and their needs well, making sure that everyone receives individual care and attention. I feel that Elizabeth is an incredibly generous teacher.   
- Nana Hashimoto

A warm and sparkling person, and a great teacher, she gives her students attention and encouragement, all with expertise, sensitivity and good humour. I love going to her studio. I highly recommend her classes.  
 - Marg Dorazio-Migliore

As a novice to botanical drawing and watercolour, I have thoroughly enjoyed the welcoming and nurturing atmosphere at the studio. Elizabeth is a thoughtful and perceptive instructor with a profound artistic knowledge and ability.  
- Jill Turney