at Rene’s Studio
            April 16, May 21 / 2024

10am – 3pm  / $60 each


Rene will choose a subject (sometimes it isn’t a bird) and send you her reference and sketch, you can paint along.  Or paint any subject of your choice.

Paint colorful birds in traditional watercolor or over acrylic mediums for texture and easy lifting.
Make a gift of art, create a painting for yourself or add pieces to your sketchbook as you work with artist Rene Eisenbart, who will take you step-by-step in making unique paintings with water media.

From the initial sketch to the finished painting, you’ll develop skills for making art that is accurate and expressive. Along the way you’ll study good design and color mixing.

This class includes technique demonstrations by Rene as well as working time for you. Rene gives lots of individual attention, to support you in creating your own expression. She’ll help you recognize and celebrate your strengths while looking for ways to grow or stretch your skills. It is a supportive environment to learn and enjoy the experience of art making. You’ll also find camaraderie, structure, and feedback on your work.


  • A sack lunch, beverage, sweater
  • Reference material — preferably several images showing different similar views of the same bird. Look for images online that can be printed and used
    …or use Rene’s reference and drawing that she will send out by email.


Directions to Rene’s Studio

Questions?   Check for openings — email Rene to sign up

or 503-890-9668

HARE 12×12


Each class we will begin at least one new piece. Rene will send you photo images and a sketch by email.
Work with Rene’s subject and reference or bring your own — there is always flexibility to move whatever direction your art (or heart) takes you.  

We’ll start with a one-on-one discussion, looking at each participant’s subject or work in progress to iron out any issues.  Then you’ll develop your subjects, usually including a study sketch to work out design possibilities and set value tones.

Rene will show her work in progress and offer a painting demo, either a subject of her choosing or a project someone in the group is working on.

There is often a group art share (we all learn from each other) with ideas from Rene for fine tuning.

Bring YOUR work-in-progress to discuss and work on.