Learn basic watercolor painting on April First Saturday!

Art by Marty (Pixabay), cc0 public domain

As part of the Floy Preslar Gallery’s commitment to fostering Columbia County arts and culture, as well as to enhance our visitor experience, we are pleased to announce that the gallery will offer a short (90-minute) beginner-level class on watercolor painting.

Have you tried watercolor as a child or as an adult, but have quickly felt frustrated and quit? Watercolor is easy, fun, and highly portable when you know the fundamentals! Come learn the least you need to know in order to enjoy this art medium.

Prior registration is required. Class fee is $30 per person. Drop-ins are only permitted as space allows and is subject to a $10 surcharge (total $40). Maximum capacity 12. Bring your own supply.

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 4–5:30 p.m.

Where: Floy Preslar Gallery at Estancia Serenova, Alice Tarbell Cultural Space, 32180 Pittsburg Road, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051–9147.

Suggested supply list:

Usually they are available at Walmart (2295 Gable Road, Saint Helens) and Fred Meyer (51501 Columbia River Highway, Scappoose).

  • Canson or Strathmore watercolor pad (do not buy a drawing pad by mistake), suggested size 9" x 12".
  • A set of “watercolor/acrylic” brushes with 3 to 7 different sizes — do not, repeat, do not buy cheap plastic brushes!
  • Daler-Rowney or Art Advantage watercolor paint, 12 colors, the ones that come in tubes. Solid watercolor paints are not recommended for beginners.
  • A palette, or if you don’t have one, couple of paper plates or plastic plates will do.
  • A small plastic cup or an used soup can that has been thoroughly cleaned.
  • A graphite pencil (a.k.a. drawing pencil or artist pencil).

If you are coming from Portland, a great place to shop is I’ve Been Framed (4950 S.E. Foster Road).

About the instructor:

Willow is the curator and founder of the Floy Preslar Gallery and has been an active artist specializing in watercolor, illustrations, mixed-media, and calligraphy for almost 11 years. Willow has exhibited in many shows throughout Portland, Oregon since 2008 and offered several classes in the past.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oEo0pAMH9dXN6xi9TujuzaKlGwiJB3RoIh4eWWZRWvY/