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June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Watercolor Painting In-Person with Ronna: The Barn Swallow

*This is an in-person art class held at Bird Alliance of Oregon.

Come join Ronna in-person to paint, as she introduces several techniques on how to paint birds in watercolor. Spring is in the air, so let’s celebrate the warmer days with the yellow warblers and learn how to use a limited palette of yellows and violets.

The much loved Barn Swallow is the world’s most widespread and well-known swallow. This in-person watercolor class with Ronna Fujisawa will be nothing but fun as we explore various blues and warm oranges to create a lovely watercolor of our favorite swallow. Come learn how to paint birds eyes in detail and loose feathers with a flick of the brush. With great joy, we offer this once a month in-person bird watercolor class alongside Ronna to learn about birds through watercolor painting.

The birds will be painted from photographs supplied by Ronna as she explains the step-by-step process she has mastered in painting birds. In this three-hour class, students will paint several studies and one final painting. At the end of each class, there will be time to critique everyone’s work and get supportive feedback from Ronna and other classmates. 

Ronna strives to build an atmosphere of learning by encouraging students to take risks, showing support and encouragement, and working alongside the class to assist in understanding watercolor painting.

Watercolor painting of a Barn Swallow, by Ronna Fujisawa

Learn to paint watercolor birds!

Sign up for this class to paint the Barn Swallow with Ronna in-person at Bird Alliance of Oregon.


In-Person Class Details

  • Fee: $55 members / $75 non-members per session
  • Where: This class will be held in the Bat Roost Classroom (in the Bird Alliance of Oregon House, downstairs from the Nature Store) at 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210.
  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Class supply list
  • Bring lunch if you prefer, snacks, and a water bottle​.
  • Limited to 12 participants per session


June 15
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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