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Online: Nature&
Online: Nature&
Online: Nature&

Online: Nature's Colors- Watercolor Basics for Nature Journaling

MARCH 6, 13, 20 & 27


Regular price $140.00

Course Fee: $140
Materials: Materials provided by students. See Supply Information below.

DATES: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2024
TIME: 10:00AM – 11:30AM PT
Beginner and Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Online via Zoom

In this four-week long, very beginner-friendly class, students will learn the basics of mixing and painting with watercolor paints in popular colors for nature drawings. Using just a few paints, we will focus on creating a range of nature-inspired colors using the three primaries of red, yellow and blue, as well as learning techniques for applying paint to paper. Each week will be dedicated to creating a range of hues within a color family: gorgeous greens, beautiful blues, vibrant reds and oranges, and luminous neutrals. Students will be taught basic drawing techniques each week that will give them the skills to record their observations of nature in a sketchbook, which they can further bring to life with watercolor. No experience is necessary.

You will supply everything you need to make your own art including:

  • One spiral bound sketchbook or pad of watercolor paper.
  • Watercolor paints: a simple travel set or tubes of professional artist watercolors in red, yellow and blue. Recommended colors are quinacridone rose, ultramarine blue and Hansa or Azo yellow. Elizabeth recommends the Daniel Smith Essentials starter pack of primaries that contains six colors.
  • A size 8 round watercolor brush.
  • A pencil and eraser.
  • A white plate or watercolor mixing tray.
  • Permanent medium-point black ink pen, such as Pigma Micron.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including Zoom links for online courses. A stable internet connection provides the best experience. Learn more

Elizabeth Higgins is an Oregon artist who teaches watercolor classes and nature connection workshops that connect people to nature, mindfulness, and creativity. As a teacher, Elizabeth encourages others to have fun creating, to be open to possibilities, and to be confident in one’s own creative expression. She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Artist website: Elizabeth Higgins, @elizabeth.m.higgins

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead.All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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