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Upcoming Classes!

Plein Air Watercolor Classes in The Dalles

Come for one class or make it a two day or three day weekend in scenic The Dalles, Oregon. The first class is"Basics of Plein Air Watercolor Painting" on Saturday, June 22nd as a two hour introduction to plein air painting and all about the different supplies that can make plein air painting with watercolor an enjoyable experience. Then come out and paint on site with Elizabeth as she gives demonstrations and how she approaches an overwhelming view and translates it into a watercolor papering with "Plein Air Watercolor In Action Along Riverfront Trail" on Sunday, June 23rd and "Plein Air Watercolor In Action at Sorosis Park" on Monday, June 24th. There are price breaks for enrolling in more than one of these classes.

Forest Friends Watercolor Camp at The Dalles Art Center

Learn the basics of watercolor painting while building a forest full of friends! Join instructor Elizabeth Zimmerman for our first week of Summer Art Camp. Each day students will learn new watercolor skills, finishing with a Student Art Show on Friday, June 28th to show off all their new forest friends!


About the teacher: 

Elizabeth Zimmerman is a watercolor teacher who travels and shares her love of watercolors. She has a special place in her heart for teaching youth because growing up as a rural homeschooled student, finding art classes was a challenge. Starting her journey of watercolors at age 16, she loves how watercolor has a personality and enjoys teaching what makes watercolors different than other art mediums.


Summer Art Camp runs Tuesday, June 25 - Friday, June 28 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Supplies and instruction are included in your fee.  Each camper will need to bring their own snacks, lunches and beverages.  Wear comfortable clothes that are ok to get messy in and comfortable shoes for walking. We walk to City Park - a 2 block walk.

Check out Elizabeth's YouTube channel "Watercolors Made Easy with Elizabeth Zimmerman" for painting tips for beginning watercolorists, plein air watercolor painting, sketchbook work, and finished watercolors, along with playing around with gouache.

If you aren't local, you can become an online student. There are classes focusing on watercolors and using your iPad with the Procreate app.

If you live within Oregon's Willamette Valley, there is a very good chance that there is an in person Watercolors Made Easy class near you!

Have you been wanting to host a girls night in or add a creative class to a retreat? Watercolors Made Easy classes can come to you!