NEW! Mindful Nature Drawing & Watercolor Classes on Zoom

Summer Session:  July 2 – August 6 (6 weeks) Tuesday mornings on Zoom
10:00 – 11:15 AM  PST
Cost:  $75
Recordings only option:  $40 

Fall Session:  October 2 – November 5 (6 weeks) Tuesday mornings on Zoom
10:00 – 11:15 AM PST
Cost:  $75
Recordings only option:  $40

Simplicity, observation and creativity come together in this series of weekly drawing and painting classes inspired by nature.  Experience the healing properties of nature and art by following Elizabeth’s gentle guidance as we explore various drawing and painting exercises that are relaxing, fun and meditative.  Set judgment and expectations aside as you nourish your well-being in your own personal nature sketchbook.  Grow a garden in your journal experience joy in the process!

Classes will include:

  • Interactive conversation about plant symbolism and meaning (sharing is optional)
  • A variety of simple drawing techniques that anyone can master
  • Basic watercolor instruction with an emphasis on simplicity and using the materials you are most comfortable with.

All sessions are recorded and sent to students each week for viewing or reviewing on your own schedule.

Suggested supplies:  A sketchbook or spiral-bound pad of drawing or mixed-media paper.   Drawing pens with permanent ink, such as Micron Pigma pens or Faber-Castel Pitt pens.  Pencil and eraser.  Ruler.  Watercolors of any type…small travel sets are fine.  A detailed supply list is available here.

Contact Elizabeth at e.m.higgins@comcast.net to register.

2024 SITKA Workshop: Time in the Forest – FULL

“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