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Open Air Watercolor Painting with Ronna Fujisawa

*This is an in-person art class for intermediate and ambitious beginners.

What could possibly be better than to set up an easel or a lawn chair and paint in watercolor outside? We will venture out to Sauvie Island to paint the landscape. Come join Ronna, a long-time, experienced plein air watercolor painter. Learn the basics of how to paint from life in the open air, mixing color, simplifying, and expression through watercolor to tell a story of place and time. Come prepared with all your painting gear and get ready for some fun adventure watercolor painting.

Limited to 10 participants.

Meeting location: Oak Island, Sturgeon Lake boat ramp 


Pacing: 15-minute break
Portable toilet 0.75 miles away
Public Transit: None for this class

Do you have an access need that isn’t listed here? Please reach out to classes@birdallianceoregon.org with any additional questions or concerns.


Distance: Stationary. The toilet is .75 miles away from painting site.
Elevation Changes: Sloping from parking lot to waterside.
Trail Tread and Width: Rocky, uneven ground. Dirt road with potholes and gravel driveway and parking lot. There is a slope down to the waterside
Exposure: Lots of shade available under the trees

A woman is standing in front of an easel smiling.
Plein air painting with Ronna Fujisawa

Paint with Ronna on beautiful Sauvie Island

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.


Class Details

  • Fee: $50 members / $70 non-members 

  • When: August 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • This is an in-person class.

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August 28, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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