Eager to add watercolors to your nature journals but don't know where to start?
I've got you covered!
Join me for this self-paced online course to learn all about using watercolors, with a focus on painting subjects from nature in your field journal.
No prior experience in painting is needed. I designed this course primarily for the following audiences:
"If you want to expand your experience connecting with nature, Christine's watercolor classes are the way to go! Christine just makes it come alive as she helps you to focus and SEE the details of what you are looking at, whether a bird, a bug, a scenic waterfall or a mountain, your choice, she will help you capture it on paper in a beautiful way!"
- Wendy Thompson, online student
What will I learn in this course?
Here are just a few of the things Christine will cover in this course.
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I’ve been drawing and painting nature all my life and love sharing the joy I experience when I’m in the field with students.
As a former classroom teacher, I know how to lead students in a logical, step by step progression, giving them the knowledge to proceed with skill and confidence.
My advanced degrees in both biology and scientific illustration inform my work and teaching style.
I travel regularly throughout the Western Hemisphere from Alaska to Borneo, sketching the flora and fauna I encounter and teaching workshops to both adults and youth in such diverse places as Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States.
I make my home in central Oregon, on the eastern slope of the volcanic Cascades mountain range, where the pine forests meet the sage steppe.
When not teaching, I enjoy hiking, bird watching and horseback riding.
Questions? Feel free to contact me via email at: hello@ChristineElder.com
"After doing Christine's watercolor lessons I can actually go for a hike and paint what I find while outside exploring nature with my family!
And it turns out, watercolors are less intimidating than I expected. Once I learned the techniques, I felt so much more at ease and free to just create!
I really enjoyed this watercolor course! Thanks, Christine!"
- Tabitha Stevenson, online student
"I highly recommend this class for every budding artist. Every aspect of watercolor is carefully explained with fun, interesting facts. I've learned so many valuable tips that help my art look more professional and realistic."
- Julie Herrlinger, online student & retreat participant
"Christine helped me really appreciate watercolors. At first, I was intimidated, but she made nature sketching and painting such a mindful experience and took any of the intimidation out of the picture. Her video tutorials were incredibly detailed and resourceful."
- Isabelle Rizo, online student