Guided Adventures

Watercolor in Nature:

Connect with nature in a new way through a plein air watercolor painting experience. Learn and practice watercolor techniques including, using a water brush, mixing the colors that you see in nature, watercolor techniques of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, creating texture and compositions for small sketches on the trail or where ever you go.

  • Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Place: Golden, Co (planned location – may change depending on participants needs)
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Cost Options:
    • $sliding fee $15-$30
    • +$50 for hiker sketch kit (to keep) with watercolors, water brush, permanent pen, small sketchbook and class materials and instruction
    • (pay by cash, check, or venmo)

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Brenda Porter is exceptional and I loved seeing her various different watercolor journals, cards, and how she played with color in the wild!

-participant in REI The Art of Adventure – Painting in the Wild class

MULTI-DAY Hike and Sketch as much as you want in Rocky Mountain National Park. For more info and to sign Hiking and Sketching in the Colorado Rockies women travel with Adventures in Good Company.

ART OF ADVENTURE with REI Experiences

Brenda developed the curriculum and teaches classes for the outdoor retailer, REI. These morning classes include a watercolor set and all of the materials and instruction to get started or renew your plein aire painting practice.

“Loved our guide Brenda, she was very calming, explained everything well, was very positive and encouraging, and was well prepared.”

Brenda was amazing, she’s so great at her job and such a kind person!

-participants in The Art of Adventure – Painting in the Wild classes


Come along with me to explore Jefferson County Open Space Parks on monthly HIKE & SKETCH day trips. We will make short stops along the trail to notice nature better through sketching. See a listing of Nature Journal Club on our Facebook page NATURE JOURNAL CLUB