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Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop


Sign up for one of our upcoming class sessions:

Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:00-5:00pm

Friday, August 23, 2019 6:30-8:30pm

Class fee: $45

Come enjoy the beauty and calm of watercolor painting!

In this very beginner friendly workshop you’ll learn about the basics of mixing and painting with watercolors. We’ll focus on creating a range of colors using the three primaries of red, yellow, and blue and techniques to apply the paint to paper. You’ll then spend the remainder of class painting an illustration of your choice from a selection of floral, fauna, and abstract images. No painting experience is required and all materials will be provided.

(optional) Would you like a kit to continue the fun at home after class?

Select the "Class Registration & Watercolor Kit Bundle" option (+$32) and you will take home from class a kit with everything you need to continue the painting fun. Purchasing the bundle offers a 20% discount on the kit compared to buying it outside of the class session! The kit includes three 8ml tubes of high quality Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paint (red, yellow, and blue), round brush, palette, and a pack of 5”x7” watercolor paper.

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Teaching Artist:


Primarily a watercolor artist, Elizabeth Higgins has lived in Oregon since 1995, where she maintains a studio in SE Portland and teaches art classes for various cultural organizations. Painting is joyful and playful to her, and this is reflected in her bright, warm-colored art. She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon, is a contributing artist at Catherine Bede Gallery, and has had her work featured on the “Portlandia” television series.


Assembly: 2520 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Come get creative at Assembly’s new studio in Southeast Portland located right off of Division Street.

Sip and make! The studio has a variety of beverages available for purchase including beer, wine, cider, coffee, tea, and more!




What is the age limit for the event?

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are for those 16 years of age or over.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend and it is at least 72 hours prior to the workshop, please contact us with the request and we will refund 100% of your payment or provide credit towards a future workshop. If it is within 72 hours before the workshop, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund or credit for the class fee- no exceptions.

Please refer to our Event Policies for more information.

Class session: Saturday, July 20, 2019 — 3:00 - 5:00pm

Class session: Friday, August 23, 2019 — 6:30 - 8:30pm

Interested in taking this workshop in the future?

Let us know and if we receive enough interest we will get another one on the calendar. *

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