Pet Portraits in Watercolor w/Willow Heath

Sunday | 4/28 | 9:30 A.M.- 4:30 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.- 4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 140lb cold press watercolor paper (recommended Strathmore 400 Series 9X12 pad)
  • Saral Transfer Paper, 12 1/2″ x 12′ Roll, Graphite, 1 roll
  • 1 set of watercolor pan paints (recommended: Angora Watercolor Pan 14 color set)
  • 1 round synthetic watercolor brush size 0/1(fine tip or liner brush)
  • 1 round synthetic size 3-6 brush
  • 1 flat watercolor wash brush/size 1 inch (recommended : Princeton Series 4350 Synthetic Golden Taklon Round)
  • 1 permanent black fine tip pen( Micron brand recommended)
  • 1 pencil and non-marking erasure
  • 1 roll artist’s tape (note: artist’s tape is not painter’s tape)
  • paper towels
  • 3-4 large close up 8.5×11 color copies(not photos) of your pet or other pets.
Learn magically easy techniques to creating expressive watercolor pet/animal portraits. Paint with a lose illustrative strokes or hone in on your bush details while painting realistic eyes. Artist Willow Heath will guide you through the step by step process of painting 1-3 bright and expressive watercolor animal illustrations that capture the likeness and character of your animal with ease. *No painting experience necessary and no pet necessary, just come with a sense of humor and willingness to experiment and paint animals.