Watercolor Workshop, Whychus Canyon Preserve

This is a 2-day workshop! May 19th and 20th

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and botanical illustrator Rebecca Brown-Thompson for a two-day workshop on watercolor painting. We will spend the first day in the studio covering the nuances of using watercolor to illustrate natural subjects. The second day will be spent at Whychus Canyon Preserve practicing painting techniques in the field and and expanding on what we learned. This two-day workshop is open to adults of all skill levels. Both days will run from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: The first day will be indoors and the second day will be an easy 1-2 mile hike along trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

    Route: This hike will follow the trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/lunch, water, painting supplies (list provided), sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.