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Public transit: Not available.
Rest stops: You will be seated for this class, sitting in what you bring to make you comfortable: a folding chair, blanket, easel, and folding tv table, for example.
Bathrooms: Portapotty. Google map of Sauvie Island Public Toilets
Parking: Parking lot. Participants need an ODFW Wildlife Area parking permit.
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Distance: 5-minute walk from the parking area to the beach.
Elevation changes: slight slope.
Trail: Uneven dirt, walking on sand.
Sun exposure: Full. Bring a sun umbrella.
For intermediate and ambitious beginners. Painting the landscape in the open air is one of the best ways to connect with the landscape and paint in real-time. Learn how to see and create beautiful watercolor paintings outside with in-person instruction.Sign-up!
Meet the Instructor
Ronna Fujisawa, MFA in Applied Craft and Design, from OCAC and PNCA/ BFA Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Artist, art educator, and outdoor enthusiast. Ronna’s creative practice focuses on painting, mixed media, fiber art, and growing indigo for natural dye and paint. She has been living in Portland for seven years. She has found a strong connection to nature and birds through plein air (painting outdoors), watercolor painting, hiking, and kayaking. Her teaching practice includes painting classes at Catlin Gabel School Community Program for adults, Portland Fine Arts Guild, online, and plein air (painting outdoors) watercolor classes for all ages. She has taught Bird Art to elementary school children in Portland Public Schools for six years before the pandemic. Over the last two years, her educational practice has shifted to adult classes, both in-person and zoom. Ronna has been passionately studying and painting birds and landscapes in watercolor for over a decade. Her classes cater to beginner and intermediate students.
For more examples of her work, please visit Ronna’s website: https://saltywaterart.com.