Apr 18, 2015-
Apr 18, 2015
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Watercolor classes
Water Color Class
Jack London State Historic Park
Event Description


Spring Watercolor Painting Classes at


Saturday March 21 & April 18


As the weather warms, days grow longer and wildflowers bloom, the light and environs of Jack London State Historic Park beckon artists to set up easels to capture the distinctive pictures of the Park in spring. Two Watercolor painting classes, both appropriate for those with beginning as well as intermediate skills are offered.


In March: Learn how to take your creativity to a new level while enjoying the outdoors in a novel, innovative art class, “Watercolors on the fly” taught by artist Valorie Bader. "I love to travel, hike, and paint,” explains Valorie. “Over time, I have put together the essentials for setting up my own little ‘pop up’ studio.” Learn skills to complete a painting in a half hour while enjoying a hike. This class is for anyone who loves nature, wants to develop a keener eye for what you are seeing, and practice a little eye-hand coordination.

In April: Artist and art instructor Donna DeLaBriandais will demonstrate easy drawing and painting techniques  for “Sketching in the Cottage Garden,” employing various painting methods, including some utilized in oil painting known as “wet on wet.” The focus of this class will be instruction in recording a variety of images on paper, which will include flowers, vineyards and trees within the park. Donna is an accomplished artist and longtime teacher whose work has been exhibited in many galleries and juried art shows.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Check on page for what to bring and wear for each of the classes.

WHEN/WHERE: Watercolors on the Fly: Saturday March 21 10 am – noon

Watercolors & Sketching in the Cottage Garden: April 18 1:00-3:00 pm.

For both classes: Meet in Ranch Parking lot at Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen

Costs which includes parking: $35 for both classes; each class individually is $20 of class: Reserve in advance online at

Fee: $20.00

Contact Information
Name: Jack London State Historic Park     Email:
Phone: 707-938-5216




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