Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



Two week workshop, materials included

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to join us for two days of painting portraits in watercolor.

Explore unique effects possible only with cumulative transparent glazes or broad, bold washes. The delicacy of human expression can be captured in watercolor in a way that is difficult to achieve in other mediums. We will divide our time between quick studies and one finished painting. All materials and techniques will be explained and demonstrated by the instructor. You do not have to have any prior experience with watercolor. All materials included.

Saturdays 12pm-5pm
March 25 & April 1
Newport Visual Arts Center
Ages 18+

Cost: $150 (includes all paint and surfaces)
Scholarships are available. If funds are a barrier, please inquire (541-574-3364)

OPTIONAL: If you own watercolors and brushes you are encouraged to bring them.

Jordan Essoe is an award-winning artist and writer who has exhibited and published internationally.  His career began as a painter, but his practice broadened to include film, performance art, playwriting, and journalism. His work has been covered by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, Artnet, Artillery, Art Practical, Artweek, and Rhizome.

Minimum students: 5
Maximum students: 10

Questions? Contact Sara Siggelkow, Arts Education Manager, at or 541-574-3364


While you’re at the VAC, don’t forget to join the conversation!

Through April of 2023, we’re measuring the impact of non-profit arts and cultural institutions in Lincoln County, as part of Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6—the nation’s largest, most comprehensive study of the Arts & Culture sector…and you can help! When you attend this event, please complete an “AEP6” survey before you leave the building (and every time you attend an event or exhibit at the VAC). 3 minutes, 13 questions, totally anonymous. Look for the iPad located in the lobby, or ask a volunteer or staff member for a paper copy.

To learn more about this incredible study, and what makes it so important, click here.


Newport Visual Arts Center

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