Online Class: The Secret Life of Trees

  • Wednesday, May 22
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
  • Online

In this class, see trees through Georgia O’Keeffe’s eyes and learn to appreciate elements like line quality, color, design, personality, and expressive technique. Suitable for all levels, this will be an exciting, fast-paced lesson where students create multiple studies in order to lean into the expressive qualities of watercolor.

Supplies Needed for this Class:


Sketchbook or drawing paper 

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paints 

Watercolor palette 

Paper towel 

Paintbrushes (any watercolor or acrylic)

Cup of water

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.

Space is limited, reservations required.

This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.

Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

About the Instructor:

A passionate artist and experienced educator, Morgan Jones has spent the last 9 years developing these crafts. She seeks to explore how art can serve as a medium to move us both individually and communally. Her time teaching in public schools, juvenile detention, and community centers has deepened her belief that art is a fundamental means of knowing, connecting, and transforming. In addition to Fine Arts, Morgan studied Art Education at Texas State University as well as Criminal and Social Justice at the College of the Rockies in BC Canada. Morgan’s professional painting practice focuses on plein air landscape assemblage and multiple exposure oil paintings that call into question ideas of impermanence, memory and conservation. After spending a year living on the road, developing her art from her mobile travel trailer studio, she has settled in Santa Fe to split her time between teaching and creating. —This class is being offered on a sliding scale.$10; minimal fee.$20; covers the cost of the class.$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational program

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