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Watercoloring Au Plein Air

Get inspired by the beautiful landscape that surrounds us at Wild Hope Farm - a flower garden nestled between two picturesque silos, cattle grazing on rolling pastures, and a lively pond ecosystem. Join us on the farm for a morning watercoloring workshop au plein air led by the teaching artist, Deborah Neuhs. Students will be taken step by step through the watercolor building process to explore and create paintings using watercoloring techniques. Following the workshop, students will enjoy a farm fresh picnic lunch.

All materials are provided including watercolor paint, brushes, chairs and paper.


Is this a kid-friendly event? This class is open to adults and kids of all ages - a family-fun event!

Do I need to have experience in painting? You do not need to have prior painting or watercoloring experience although experienced painters are welcome. Please message us with any questions!

What can I bring into the event? Be sure to wear loose comfortable clothes but make sure they are old in case paint gets on them. Feel free to bring lite snacks and drinks as you desire! But most of all bring all your creativity!!

About Your Instructor

Deborah Neuhs, Teaching Artist

Since 2001 Deborah Neuhs has owned and operated Handcrafted Art, LLC where she works as a teaching artists throughout Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. She teaches private and group art classes to elementary, middle and high school students and teaches on a contract basis with public, private and charter schools, libraries, the Mint Museum of Art, Matthew’s Community Farmer’s Market and community centers. She worked as the resident artist at Park Road Montessori from 2000 to 2002, founded and ran the Charlotte Fiber Guild from 2000 to 2002 and is currently president of a non profit, The Charlotte Area Foundation for Music and Handcrafted Art, Inc. 501(c)(3). Giving back is an important part of Handcrafted Art's mission and the Foundation gives Deborah the opportunity to share her gifts with others who many not otherwise have art classes.

In addition to teaching, Deborah has been weaving custom textiles for interior designers with Aboutcolor, LLC since 2002. She weaves trims that are used to embellish interior fabrics and furniture. In 2018 she purchased the company and updated the name to Aboutcolor Home to reflect the companies vision for making beautiful ornaments for the beautification of homes and betterment of those who dwell in them.

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