Monday, May 25, 2015



WOW has finalized the June Education Schedule.
  • GPSs for June 2nd and June 19th have been cancelled.
  • We have added both a Workshop (June 5th) and a GPS/Demo on June 16th. See below.










Spring/Summer Landscape w/ Peter X O'Brien

WOW Workshop: Friday, June 5th, 2pm- 6pm

at the Tualatin Heritage Center


Yes, that's right. It will be a 4-hour workshop with an award winning artist. And you've heard us talk about him! 
Peter O'Brien will teach and demo A Spring / Summer Landscape with Figures and Farmhouse.
We will explore wet-in-wet techniques, working with a flat brush, and adding figures, while incorporating vivid blended colors, light and dark, and a focal point, "sweet spot", in a dramatic setting.
Peter is well-known for his Golf Landscapes, American Landscapes, and Cowboy Art.  Read about him and view his artwork at his website:   
This workshop is intermediate and advanced level. 

Priority is to WOW members. Members should send in Registration Forms so we receive them by May 27th.

For WOW Members:   Pre-Registration Workshop            Fee:  $45                               
                                    After May 26th and at the door       Fee:  $55

For Non Members:      "Open Registration" to friend and guests begins on May 28th as     
                                    space is available. 

                                    Non Member Fee:  $65

Guests/Non Members may sign up and will be placed on a waiting list.

Class Limit is 12 participants.

Registration Forms have been sent out. If you haven't received a Registration Form and would like one, contact Karen Berg at
Send completed Form and Check with Workshop fee to:


PO Box 4668

Tualatin, OR  97062-4668


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 27th WOW Demonstration on Pen & Ink Techniques for Watercolor

WOW Demo: Pen & Ink Techniques #1 with Angela Wrahtz
"Healthy Snack" by A Wrahtz (c) 2015

Many of you know, Angela Wrahtz is teaching “Pen & Ink with Watercolor” down at the Keizer Art Association. As part of her teaching there, she incorporate techniques with the blendy pen, going beyond the Elegant Writer some of you are already familiar with.

Please join her for a demonstration of one of her new favorite secret weapons…the Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush a recent discovery. Unlike other blendable pens, this tool behaves is more flexible and offers colors (yay!) which allow you to start a painting with greater ease…or finish it with extra flare. She will show you how this tool can function for you at the beginning of an artwork or at the end to drop in details that sing.

Demo begins at 1:30pm at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC) at 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, 97062. Free to WOW members and $10 for guests. Membership materials available for folks who want to look at that and maybe sign up.

As a note to our guests, the Demo happens in the middle of the GPS—Group Painting Session—which is essentially open painting time together at the THC. You are welcome to come to the GPS as well which begins around 11am when tables are set up and goes through to about 5pm (sometimes break down is earlier.)
Come when you like and stay as long as you like.  Bring everything you need to paint.

Please RSVP to  if you are coming so the right amount of chairs are set up!


Monday, April 6, 2015

WOW Calendar 2015


Date/Day        Time         Description

4-7     Tues      11-5pm     GPS: Potluck / Gen Mtg / Painting

4-19   Sun        2-4pm       Board Meeting

4-27   Mon      11-5pm     GPS & Demo (TBA) & Painting

5-5     Tues       1-4pm      Workshop #2: (TBA) 

5-12    Tues     11-5pm     GPS: Demo (TBA) & Painting

5-17   Sun        2-4pm      Board Meeting

6-2     Tues     11-5pm     GPS: Art "Share & Tell" & Painting

6-19   Fri        11-5pm     GPS: Demo "Animal Eyes" & Painting

7-7     Tues     11-5pm     GPS: Potluck / Gen Mtg / Painting 

7-24    Fri        11-5pm   GPS: Painting Day

8-4     Tues     11-5pm   GPS: Painting Day

8-16     Sun     2-4pm     Board Meeting

9-1     Tues      11-5pm   GPS: Demo (TBA) & Painting

9-14    Mon     11-5pm  ANNUAL MEETING (1-2:30) & Painting

9-20     Sun     2-4pm    Board Meeting

10-6   Tues     11-5pm   GPS: Demo (TBA) & Painting

10-18  Sun      2-4pm    Board Meeting

10-23    Fri      1-4pm    Workshop #3 (TBA)

11-3     Tues     11-5pm   GPS: Potluck / Gen Meeting / Painting

11-15   Sun     2-4pm     Board Meeting

11-20    Fri     11-5pm  GPS: Demo (TBA) & Painting

12-8     Tues    11-5pm    GPS:  Art "Share & Tell" & Painting

12-13  Sun    2-4pm  WOW HOLIDAY PARTY