Monday,October 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM PDT through
Thursday, October 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM PDT

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Willamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill St. SE

Salem, OR 97301


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Attention:  Michelle Myers or Jean Lea

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WSO Workshop Registration

15685 SW Breccia Dr.

Beaverton, OR 97007



"Watercolor in the Willamette Valley"

WSO 2023 Fall Convention Workshop

"Chasing Wonder with Trish McKinney"

Find Inspiration, Combining Words With Watercolors


 Trish McKinney 5-day event

 October 9 - 13, 2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please see complete information regarding Trish's workshop in the May 2023 Watermark.  Workshop Registration begins May 14, 2023 for Active Members, and June 25, 2023 for Subscribers.  Registration closes October 5, 2023 or when full.

Medium: Mixed Media –Watercolor, Mark Making, & Collage

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom” – Socrates 

All art forms, painting, creativity, begin with that moment of wonder. Recognizing these moments and combining them with words creates a deeper meaning that can inspire, heal, and make magic.

In this class, students will learn how to reinvent their paintings through the use of words and watercolor. By weaving words with watercolor, students will go beyond the traditional approach to watercolor, moving into something inspiring – something personal.  Students will learn how to create strong compositions, strengthen design principals, use playful collage, paint acrylic transparently and use words as exciting textural backgrounds. Through it all students will learn to recognize their muse, chasing wonder along the way.

The workshop will cost $500.00 for WSO Active, Lifetime, and Subscriber Members.  Registration for Active and Lifetime members is open on May 14, 2023; Subscribers and members of the public are welcome to register beginning June 25, 2023.  

  • You may only register online
  • Always double check your registration for accuracy before submitting.  
  • PLEASE NOTE: It is critical that you register with the email address to which you would like your activity confirmation and participant information emailed. 

The workshop will be limited to 24 people, we expect it to fill quickly. 

The workshop Supply List is available on the WSO website, under the "Convention Workshop" tab as soon as it is available.

 A wait list will be maintained for the Workshop; you may choose the wait list option during registration if the workshop is full. You will be contacted in order of wait list request date if space becomes available. 

September 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm is the last day to cancel your registration for refund. Waitlisted registrants will be contacted at that time; earlier in the event the workshop fills early.  

Cancellation Policy: See WSO Policy II.C.2 Workshops, a-d. in the WSO Membership Roster Handbook: Cancellations will be accepted prior to September 25, 2023. Refunds for cancellations after September 25 will be made only if the workshop fills and a replacement participant is found. Exceptions may be made in the event of serious illness, accident, or death in the family. 

All eligible refunds, less a $25 fee will be processed after the workshop ends, and will be made in the same manner payment was provided.