We are delighted that Jean Ann Mitchell is sharing her watercolor talents to teach painting of native plant botanicals. Jean Ann's work is very recognizable in gift shops and galleries: detailed line drawings with beautiful colors artistically overlaid.
Jean Ann says that marrying a forester surrounded her with people focused on nature, many with a particular attraction to native wildflowers. She honed her scientific observation skills through botany classes and by participating in a pioneering native plant restoration program on the Walla Walla Ranger District. The art-rich environment of the Walla Walla Valley has been a wonderful fit for a person of her talents.
Jean Ann hopes to impart an understanding of native wildflowers and endemics in this class, and to spark an appreciation of species characteristics. Students will begin with a line-drawing interpretation of a wildflower, and then experiment with adding color.
This four-hour session is open to adults and children older than ten years of age. This class is limited to 12 persons. Jean Ann will provide supplies for a small fee of $3, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Guests/students should come to the parking lot of the First Christian Church in Milton-Freewater by 9:30 am. It is the big brick church on South Main Street with the dome and stained glass, near McDonald's.
If we have fair weather, we'll carpool to Harris Park and be ready to start there by 10:00 am. If it's rainy, the class will be held at the church.
Please bring a lunch.
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