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Watercolor Plein Air and the Salmon River Estuary

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Watercolor Plein Air and the Salmon River Estuary
Satoko Motouji and Sarah Greene
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$290 plus $50 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Learn watercolor plein air painting skills combined with tours of the estuary and the landscape close to Sitka. Each morning, we paint at a specific site around Sitka followed by an opportunity to tour the estuary and around the campus. There will be a group critique at the studio in the afternoon. The goal of this class is to guide participants in understanding the physical, esthetic and intellectual elements of the environment around Sitka and how to capture them in watercolor. There will be easy hiking involved in each tour as well as time spent outdoors for most of the day.

About the Instructor(s)

Satoko was born in Kyoto, Japan, and came to the United States to pursue fine art. Her medias are watercolor, sumi ink and oil. She has taught at Lane Community College for 30 years and was a part of several oversea programs offered by the University of Oregon for 18 years and taught watercolor both in Italy and Japan through these programs. She has also conducted short-time workshops in watercolor in the U.S. and Italy. Her teaching focuses on the understanding of watercolor materials, cultivating one's intuitive knowledge and self-reflection.

Sarah Greene is a retired research forest ecologist, a past Sitka board member and a current Sitka volunteer.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Watercolor palette or a simple round plate

• Water jar (two empty yogurt containers will be sufficient)

• 1 inch flat watercolor brush

• Any watercolor paint

• Any Watercolor brush

• Plein air easel?

• Stool or chair to sit down

• Hat

• Sunscreen


Stool or chair to sit down



Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Watercolor paper (Arches 140 lbs. Cold press)

• Watercolor primary colors - (Azo yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, light)

• Other Watercolor color tubes which will be necessary to use during the workshop.

• Watercolor brushes #12 for everyone.

• Extra palettes (if needed)

• Board to secure the watercolor paper during the painting.

• Clip

• Paper towels

• Tissues

(The students will take home three primary watercolor tubes, #12 brush and watercolor paper)

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