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January 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Watercolor Painting In-Person: The Bohemian Waxwing *ONE SPOT LEFT*

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

Introducing in-person watercolor classes with Ronna Fujisawa, an experienced watercolor painter, art educator, and bird enthusiast. This class is appropriate for intermediate and ambitious beginners.

Beat the winter blues and come up to Bird Alliance of Oregon to paint the colorful Bohemian Waxwing, the nomadic avian wanderer. Did you know the red waxy spots on their secondary feathers come from eating red berries? Learn how to paint these spots and why watercolor is a perfect medium to capture the beautiful gradation of color and beautiful markings of the Bohemian Waxwing.

Ronna will demonstrate various watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, soft and hard edge, subtle value shifts, and creating luminous grays and darks. This is a great introduction to Ronna’s signature style of loosely painted watercolor.

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, each student will paint several studies and one final painting. There will be time at the end of each class to critique everyone’s work and to 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 the understanding of watercolor painting.

$20 – $30
Bohemian Waxwing watercolor painting in progress, by Ronna Fujisawa

Learn to paint watercolor birds!

Beat the winter blues and come up to Bird Alliance of Oregon to paint the colorful Bohemian Waxwing, the nomadic avian wanderer.

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Class Details

  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members per session
  • Where: This class will be held in Heron Hall (in the Bird Alliance of Oregon House) at 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210.
  • When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 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
  • Masks are now optional indoors.

Details

Date:
January 21, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Digital Class
Cost:
$20 – $30

Venue

Digital Class
Cost:
$20 – $30

Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Email:
tlemezis@birdallianceoregon.org