Elizabeth M Higgins Teaching Artist

Meet Elizabeth

“We are all artists.We all have a creative voice and should discover and celebrate that gift.”

Elizabeth M. Higgins is a teaching artist in Hillsboro, Oregon who is passionate about the connections between creativity, nature and mindfulness.  Her teaching approach is centered on the belief that creative expression is a necessary component of human flourishing and well-being. She teaches watercolor and nature connection classes for her private students as well as for various arts and culture organizations in her community.  Her clients include Hillsboro Parks and Rec, Oregon State University Extension Services, Hoyt Arboretum and Washington County Parks and Rec. 

Elizabeth holds a certificate in EcoTherapy practices and has completed coursework in neuroscience and creative aging.  Additionally, she manages her own art studio and classroom in historic downtown Hillsboro.  She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and has won awards locally for her vibrant, expressive watercolor paintings.  Her artwork can be viewed at her studio and at Catherine Bede Gallery in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Elizabeth M Higgins Teaching Artist
“We are all artists.We all have a creative voice and should discover and celebrate that gift.”

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth M. Higgins is a teaching artist in Hillsboro, Oregon who is passionate about the connections between creativity, nature and mindfulness.  Her teaching approach is centered on the belief that creative expression is a necessary component of human flourishing and well-being. She teaches watercolor and nature connection classes for her private students as well as for various arts and culture organizations in her community.  Her clients include Hillsboro Parks and Rec, Oregon State University Extension Services, Hoyt Arboretum and Washington County Parks and Rec. 

Elizabeth holds a certificate in EcoTherapy practices and has completed coursework in neuroscience and creative aging.  Additionally, she manages her own art studio and classroom in historic downtown Hillsboro.  She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and has won awards locally for her vibrant, expressive watercolor paintings.  Her artwork can be viewed at her studio and at Catherine Bede Gallery in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Classes

Find joy through creative expression in Elizabeth’s painting and sketchbook journaling classes.

Gallery

View Elizabeth’s original watercolor paintings and collage.

Shop

Shop Elizabeth’s collection of prints, greeting cards and home decor items.

Nature Journaling Classes

Increase your connection to the natural world and spark your curiosity by observing, noticing, appreciating and reflecting on the natural world through drawing, painting, writing and journaling classes suitable for all ages and levels of experiencing.  Workshops taught in Nature Journaling, Nature Poetry, and Nature Celebrations & Rituals.

Watercolor Classes

Experience the fluidity, freedom and joy of watercolor painting by learning the basics and building on your existing skills in these relaxed and structured watercolor classes and workshops.   Choose from Watercolor for the Very Beginner, Watercolor Hangout, Intermediate Watercolor and other watercolor workshops.

Other Classes

Create a mixed-media sketchbook, collage with painted papers, and explore various other methods of creative expression in these classes and workshops taught in Elizabeth’s downtown Hillsboro studio and virtually on Zoom.

Featured Collections

Originals

Cases

Prints

Cards