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Pacing: Scheduled 15 minute break
Public Transit: None
Rest Stops: You will be seated for this class, sitting in what you bring to make you comfortable: a folding chair, blanket, easel, folding tv table for example.
Elevation Changes: None
Trail Tread and Width: Gravel driveway and parking lot and grassy uneven ground
Sun Exposure: Partial shade
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.Sign-up!
- Where: Wildlife Viewing area near the birding platform (milepost 7) on Reeder Road, Sauvie Island
Fee: $50 members / $70 non-members
- When: July 31, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meet the Instructor
Ronna Fujisawa, MFA in Applied Craft and Design, from OCAC and PNCA/ BFA Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Artist, art educator, and outdoor enthusiast. Ronna’s creative practice focuses on painting, mixed media, fiber art, and growing indigo for natural dye and paint. She has been living in Portland for seven years. She has found a strong connection to nature and birds through plein air (painting outdoors), watercolor painting, hiking, and kayaking. Her teaching practice includes painting classes at Catlin Gabel School Community Program for adults, Portland Fine Arts Guild, online, and plein air (painting outdoors) watercolor classes for all ages. She has taught Bird Art to elementary school children in Portland Public Schools for six years before the pandemic. Over the last two years, her educational practice has shifted to adult classes, both in-person and zoom. Ronna has been passionately studying and painting birds and landscapes in watercolor for over a decade. Her classes cater to beginner and intermediate students.
For more examples of her work, please visit Ronna’s website: https://saltywaterart.com.