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Beginning Watercolor Whisperer (Age 12+) 

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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One event on February 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm


February 15 & 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm 

Learn to see everyday things through a watercolorist’s eyes! In this fun beginning class, you’ll learn basic watercolor techniques such as solid wash, graded wash, dry brush, wet-into-wet, and glazing. Teaching Artist Ann will guide you through the techniques and their applications. She’ll show you the layering of colors and the graded washes and textures found in nature, fur, clouds, folds of fabric, etc. You’ll learn to see differently! All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door. 

Teaching Artist: Ann Yoder 

Ann Yoder discovered watercolor in high school. Two of her art teachers gave her a watercolor kit upon her graduation and, with their encouragement, she decided to pursue a degree in commercial and graphic design. Ann worked in marketing and design and painted for several galleries in Sun Valley, Idaho, for galleries on the Oregon coast, for Made in Oregon, and locally.  She decided to work in marketing and interior design after a tough economy forced many galleries to close. Ann returned to painting watercolors professionally to explore new opportunities available to artists and share some of her journey with others. The “Watercolor Whisperer” class title was prompted by the voice many artists hear when they put paint to paper. We can train that whispered voice to speak of “studies of paintings to come” rather than our “failures”.

Cost: $55 Member / $65 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)

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February 15
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Art Center East


Art Center East
1006 Penn Ave
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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