Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Natures Palette

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 12

[back to quicklinks]
$ 185  

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation. Trish’s newest Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved into a collection she calls “Forest Bathing” and this new class will introduce how she intertwines words with nature. Students will learn some of her newest techniques on how to create texture and pattern in my backgrounds. They will discover the glories of nature’s palette as they implement nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint. Leaves, grass, twigs, plants, stencils, mark-making and collage will then be used in creative ways to design a painting. Elements of design and drawing will be focused on to create a work of art. Bring your imagination and your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door! Expand nature’s palette and learn mixed media techniques in a new and exciting way!

Links: https://www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

GOLDEN Paints – High Flow & Fluid Acrylics, & Gesso, - 12x12 Ampersand AquaBord Panels, Brushes, Leaves, StencilGirl Stencils, Textural Ephemra, Handouts, & more!

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

brayers & aprons – sometimes this class gets wild!

Optional Supplies: students may choose to bring an extra 12”x12” Ampersand AquaBord flat panel if they want more than 1 painting.


Click here for a printable page

Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
Visit Runaway Art and Craft Studio...