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Botanical Painting

  • First Christian Church 518 South 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.


Suitability: Ages 15 and up, welcome.

Difficulty: Involves a short walk to collect botanicals.

Things to Bring

Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a sack lunch. Supplies will be available to rent/use for $2.00.


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