Intermediate Watercolor: Develop Your Style (Virtual Class) – FULL

6 week series in April – May 2022
Friday mornings on Zoom, 10:00 – 11:30 AM PST

Class meets April 1, 8, 15
NO CLASS ON APRIL 22 (Earth Day)
April 29, May 6, May 13

Cost for all 6 weeks is $90
Class size limited to 15 participants

This 6-week class series builds on students’ existing watercolor skills and introduces new materials and techniques to encourage creative exploration and personal expression.  Development of one’s personal style will be encouraged through weekly classes that will include a demo, prompts and guidance for exploring a weekly theme independently outside of class.  Student work will be shared and commented on each week outside of class time via a private Google Drive hosted by the instructor.  Each weekly session will focus on 1) a specific color or color system 2) the inspiring work of a contemporary artist and 3) the demonstration of a technique or specific supply.  

Weekly topics will include: 

Watercolor and Ink

Painting on Yupo paper

Pattern-making with rubber stamps and stencils

Shading, shadows and form

Composition and Color 

Suggested materials:  all of your current watercolor supplies, plus the addition of Yupo paper, rubber stamps and a carving tool, Micron permanent ink pens.  A detailed list of supplies along with purchasing information is available by request and also upon registration. 

All class sessions will be held live on Zoom and also recorded and shared with students for viewing at a later time.   To register or ask questions, please contact Elizabeth at


Nature’s Colors (Virtual Class)

A 4-week Nature Journaling series in partnership with Hoyt Arboretum
Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00 PM PST on Zoom
April 7, 14, 21 and 28
$55 Arboretum members/ $65 non-members

Springtime golden yellows and bright pinks shift to vibrant greens, while subtle browns provide a distinct background. Grow your nature journal along with Hoyt Arboretum and instructor Elizabeth Higgins as she helps you dive deep into the colors of nature on paper. Each week will be a new range of colors and organisms to focus on including how to add words, poetry, numbers, and other details to your pages.

Learn more and register here:



Art Business Coaching

Personalized 4 – 6 session plans for artists seeking guidance, resources, accountability and support in developing their art-making or other creative career.  Available in-person or virtually on Zoom.  Contact Elizabeth for more information and to schedule at

4 hourly sessions:  $240
6 hourly sessions:  $350 

Virtual Private Art Parties via ZOOM

Gather your friends wherever they may be and connect via ZOOM to have fun creating together, while apart! Elizabeth can design a custom event for your family members, group of friends, or kids’ birthday celebration. Choose from painting, nature journaling, collaging, and/or drawing.  Elizabeth will set your group up on a Zoom meeting, provide you with a basic list of necessary supplies, and guide you through an interactive art experience suitable for all ages and skill levels.  Rates start at $85 for an hour-long activity for up to eight people.  Contact Elizabeth at to bounce ideas and get further information.

Private Lessons in my Studio

In-person private lessons are available at my downtown Hillsboro studio and classroom, conveniently located in the heart of the Cultural Arts District on 3rd and Main.  The cost for 90 minutes of private instruction for one person is $75.  Contact Elizabeth at to schedule one or more lessons to fit your needs.