Sketch Newport Coast in Watercolor

Newport, United States

Experience hosted by Ryan

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will be immersed into the travel journaling lifestyle to record your time here at the Oregon Coast.

We have a variety of unique watercolor sketchbooks that you will select & paint from. I'll provide the watercolor supplies: travel brushes, pencils, pens, and lots of vibrant colors designed to capture the pop and excitement of the day.

No matter your artist skill level, you'll shake off the painting jitters with a quick intro-sketch of a unique subject matter in Newport at our meeting point. (Or you may just jump right into a painting.)

From here I can begin to answer questions you may have and offer recommendations from composition, to colors, and more. We will then move on to capture a planned experience that will showcase nature, panoramic views, a buzz of people, unique and/or historic structures, which may include any or all of these components depending on perspective. I will also provide you binoculars because there is always unique wildlife nearby.

Sketching works up an appetite and thirst, so I'll fuel the journey with a tasty snack and beverage. Wrap up the day with a memory that has many more layers than a photo. (*** I'm fairly flexible with time, so just reach out if you'd like to start an hour EARLIER or LATER to maximize your trip.***)
Other things to note
*** Experience runs from Nov 21st - April 5th. We can discuss the best options for you to paint based on your interests and desired subjects. We can paint several locations time permitting. We may choose to hike to certain locations weather and ability permitting. Again all materials are provided.
You will be immersed into the travel journaling lifestyle to record your time here at the Oregon Coast.

We have a variety of unique watercolor sketchbooks that you will select & paint from. I'll provide the watercolor supplies: travel brushes, pencils, pens, and lots of vibrant colors designed to capture the pop and excitement of the day.

No matter your artist skill level, you'll shake off the painting jitters with a quic…

What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
    Fizzy water. (Of course, there will be plain water: bottled or tap).
  • Equipment

Meet your Host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 2 Reviews
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I'm the founder of Wild Plein, travel-focused watercolor art supplies. (www.wildplein.com)

I'm an experienced painter and traveler who seeks out nature, hiking trails, interesting architecture & subject matter, and sketching groups to perfect my painting skill and share my unique style.

I've worked hand-in-hand with 1,600yo Chinese brush-making communities to bring the most adventurous travel brushes to the public. I work with the world's foremost paper mills to create exotic and interesting watercolor journals that you will be actively using. You will easily experience nature in a truly memorable way. You can check out more of the experience on our Instagram: @sketchnewport and our summer program: Instagram @sketchbigbear in Big Bear Lake, CA
I'm the founder of Wild Plein, travel-focused watercolor art supplies. (www.wildplein.com)

I'm an experienced painter and traveler who seeks out nature, hiking trails, interesting architecture & subject matter, and sketching groups to perfect my painting skill and share my unique style.

I've worked hand-in-hand with 1,600yo Chinese brush-making communities to bring the most adventurous travel brushes to the public. I work with the world's foremost paper mills to create exo…
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Where you'll be

We will start at Dock 5 in Newport harbor. Our intro-sketch is designed to get your creative juices flowing and start to look at subjects differently. This historic & unique fishing harbor is filled with colorful ships, workers, wildlife, and scenery. We know all the best perspectives to paint on our preferred outdoor locales and it will give you a new appreciation for what makes Newport so special and will surely create a lasting memory.

2 reviews

Debbie
January 2020
Ryan was terrific! He realized the weather would be better on Sunday and he suggested switching the date. He was right! Really enjoyed learning about water color painting and Newport! Highly recommend him and will probably sign up again!
Annie
December 2019
I arranged for my daughter and my mom to do this experience as a surprise Christmas present, and they absolutely loved it! Ryan went above and beyond with communication and even customized an offering to better work with our schedule. They really appreciated his passion for and knowledge of the community and its history. I highly recommend this!

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water bottle

Any additional food you might want