Saturday Morning Nature Haiku at Ancora Wellness – Sept. 24

Ease into the weekend with Haiku and morning refreshments on the porch of Ancora Wellness

Haiku is a simple yet beautiful form of poetry that is fun and relaxing to write while tuning into the sensory experience of nature.  With guidance and prompts, participants will enjoy writing and sharing Haiku poems that will focus on awareness of everday beauty and joy in the moment.  Please bring a journal or notebook and your favorite writing pen.  No poetry writing experience is necessary.  Afterwards, continue your morning by strolling through the downtown Hillsboro Farmer’s Market just two blocks away.  Saturday, September 24, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, $25 per person.

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Intermediate Watercolor: Live Zoom Classes Fall 2022

6 week series in October-November 2022
Friday mornings on Zoom, 10:00 – 11:30 AM PST

Class meets October 7, 14, 21
Class meets November 4, 11, 18 

Cost for all 6 weeks is $90
Class size limited to 18 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 lesson independently outside of class.  Student work will be shared and commented on each week outside of class time via a private 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.  Although the subject matter may be a review, the assignments will be new and different.

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.   To register or ask questions, please contact Elizabeth at


Nature Journaling at Hoyt Arboretum

Tuesday mornings in September, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

4-week In-Person Series beginning September 6

Let the natural world inspire your innate creativity in this 90-minute, in-person Nature Journaling experience led by artist Elizabeth Higgins. With prompts and gentle guidance, students will enjoy a “conversation with nature” by slowing down to notice and record what can be experienced among the flora and trees of the Arboretum. Bring a sketchbook, writing tools and any other painting or drawing supplies you enjoy using. No experience is necessary. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center and from there, hike out to various parts of the park with our materials.

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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.