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Botanical Painting

  • Meet at the First Christian Church 518 S Main Street Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 United States (map)

In this workshop, Jean Ann Mitchell will share her watercolor talents to teach drawing and 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 with 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 will impart an understanding of native wildflowers and endemics in this class and spark an appreciation of species characteristics. Students will begin with a line-drawing interpretation of a wildflower and then experiment with color. This event will be an intimate and exciting opportunity for artists of all levels to improve their botanical artistic skills. 

For more information about this event, please contact Lauren Platman at or 509-525-3136. 

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Your Host

Jean Ann Mitchell


Suitability: Open to ages 16+.

Difficulty: Involves a short walk to collect botanicals.

Things to Bring: Watercolor supplies provided, but welcome to bring your own. Sturdy walking shoes, hat with a brim, sunglasses and sunscreen, sack lunch, refillable water bottle, journal, and sense of adventure.

Earlier Event: June 11
Broughton Land Company
Later Event: June 21
Grouse Mountain/Lick Creek Trails