Postcards From Afar, Watercolor w/Willow Heath

Thursday | 4/18-5/30 | 9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.

Willow Heath is a visual artist, watercolor illustrator, art educator, and storyteller. Willow spent her early childhood off-the-grid in the remote Alaskan wilderness, an experience that is reflected in Willow’s art and unique teaching methods. Willow has been exhibiting her paintings in galleries for 20 years and instructing art courses to adults and youth since 2000. Willow’s visual art is composed of watercolor vignette inspirations, each displaying Willow’s eye for detail, realism, and experimentation of the medium. “As a visual artist I create paintings from my personal inspirations, as a teacher I guide my students through the building blocks to create and draw upon their own inspirations. I feel it is integral to enjoy the process of art as much as the outcome. With this in mind I design curriculum that reflect both the inspirational and academic qualities within the creative process.”
9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 140lb cold press watercolor paper, Strathmore 400 Series pad, Blick premier watercolor block, or Arches cold press.
  • Watercolor paints artist quality. *Recommendations: Winsor & Newton travel set, or Winsor & Newton tubes: french ult blue, cad yellow, perm rose, black, & primary white.
  • 1-2 round synthetic watercolor brush assorted sizes 3-6 *Recommended : Princeton Series 4350 Synthetic Golden Taklon Round.
  • 1 round synthetic watercolor brush size 0/1 * Recommended: Princeton Series 4350 Synthetic Golden Taklon Round.
  • 1 flat watercolor wash brush, size 1 inch
  • 1 pencil and non-marking erasure
  • 1 roll artist’s tape, note: artist’s tape is not painter’s tape.
  • paper towels
  • Scissors
  • 1 ruler
  • Images: 6-20 nature and architectural images of your travels in and out of state(Must be clear, not blurry, not tiny, and your own images). Examples: Temple of Athena, misty trees of WA State, streets of Paris, Puyallup tulip fields.
  • Optional: Watercolor masking fluid or masking fluid pen. 1 Micron pen(for outlining).
A retrospective travel journal in watercolor. Using your travel photographs for inspiration, you will learn watercolor techniques and color mixing to paint postcard scenes of your journeys abroad. Paint that villa in France, the mountains in Oregon, or the cherry blossoms in Japan. Channel your inner Bob Ross and paint some nature scenes and “happy little trees” in a relaxed studio environment. Instructed by artist and traveler Willow Heath.