Sunday Playshop March 24: Watercolor Stamp Carving – FULL

March 24, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 PM   $40 includes supplies
Flourish Studio Classroom in historic downtown Hillsboro
205 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Join me in my charming downtown Hillsboro studio to carve rubber stamps with other creative souls and apply them to notecards and other papers using vibrant watercolors.  Go home with two or three rubber stamps that you have carved and can use in your own creative projects incorporating ink, watercolor or acrylic paint.  $40 includes all supplies. Space limited to 4 people.  Reserve your spot by contacting Elizabeth at e.m.higgins@comcast.net

 

Sunday Playshop April 21: Watercolor Spring Flowers – FULL

April 21, 2024 1:00 – 3:00 PM   $40 includes supplies
Flourish Studio Classroom in historic downtown Hillsboro
205 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Join me in my charming downtown Hillsboro studio to paint a colorful trio of spring flowers, similar to the one shown.  Elizabeth will guide you through the drawing and the painting process, and you will go home with a finished 8 x 10 painting in a mat that’s reading for a frame.  $40 includes all supplies. Space limited to 4 people.  Reserve your spot by contacting Elizabeth at e.m.higgins@comcast.net

2024 SITKA Workshop: Time in the Forest

“Time in the Forest: Watercolor Journaling as Nature Connection”
A two-day workshop on September 23 – 24, 2024
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology on the Oregon Coast

I am thrilled to be able to return to Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in September to present my two-day workshop of nature connection, creativity and mindfulness in this transformative setting.  This two-day workshop will encompass a diverse range of techniques, including watercoloring, stamp-carving, drawing and writing.  It will take place in the Sitka classroom and also in the expansive nature preserve nearby.

Learn more and register here: Sitka Center Workshop Listing

2024 Watercolor Explorations on ZOOM (Intermediate Level)

February 2024 session meets 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23
March 2024 session meets 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29
Cost: $80 per month

Class size limited to 16 participants

Develop your personal style and build your skills through weekly classes that will include a demo, prompts and guidance for exploring a weekly lesson independently outside of class.  Student work will be shared and commented on each week outside of class time via a Flickr Photo Sharing folder 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.  This class is open to all new and previous students.

Suggested materials:  all of your current watercolor supplies.  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.  

RECORDINGS ONLY OPTION:  $42 includes access to all 4 class recordings.

To register or ask questions, please contact Elizabeth at e.m.higgins@comcast.net

 

2024 Spring Nature Journaling on ZOOM

NEXT SESSION STARTS IN MARCH 2024
Tuesday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST on Zoom
Six sessions March 12 – April 16, 2024

Cost: $65

All sessions are recorded for the option of viewing later

Gain basic watercolor skills and knowledge about color mixing as we explore the color wheel while sketching and painting a variety of plants and flowers commonly seen in our natural surroundings.  Instructor will provide a subject to focus on each week via Zoom as she guides students through basic drawing, painting and journaling techniques.  No experience necessary.  Recommended supplies:  pencil, pens, paper or sketchbook, watercolors and a paintbrush. Suggested supply list available by request. Each weekly session will be recorded and sent to students who are unable to attend the live class. Contact Elizabeth via email to register or ask any questions:  e.m.higgins@comcast.net.

 

Nature Journaling at Hoyt Arboretum

Monday afternoons in February and March 2024
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Hoyt Arboretum Classroom

Come spend time at Hoyt Arboretum on Mondays in March to connect with nature through sketches, words and watercolor. We will spend time getting ready for the launch of Spring blooms and new growth. Follow Elizabeth’s fun and easy drawing and painting exercises to learn creative approaches for capturing the beauty of spring in a nature journal. This program will take place indoors at the Visitor Center library so class size is limited. No experience is necessary.

Register here:  Hoyt Arboretum