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Satoko Motouji | Watercolor | Pléin-air + Expressive

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - September 13 @ 2:00 pm

Class Dates: September 11 – 13, 2020

This workshop is designed for people who wish to learn mainly pléin-air watercolor and expressive studio watercolor painting. The participants will have the physical experience of the environment around Playa in the process of painting watercolor and gain intellectual knowledge about this aqueous medium. There will be digital presentations and group critiques. Check out her work: http://satokomotouji.com

Class Schedule

Sept 11: Class starts at 1:00 p.m. on Sept 11th + Evening Gathering
Sept. 12: Class starts at 9:00 and ends at 5:00
Sept. 13: Class starts at 10:00 and ends at ca. 2:00

Biography: I was born and grew up in Kyoto, Japan. In my twenties, I came to Eugene, Oregon to study Art History at the University of Oregon. Then I completed the MFA Program in Painting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While I was a graduate student majoring in oil painting, I discovered the watercolor medium as a major artistic expression. Currently, I continue my artistic pursuit in several different media such as watercolor and Sumi ink. These aqueous mediums keep my deep artistic and emotional ties to Japan.

I have taught art at the Lane Community College for 30 years until I retired in 2016. At the University of Oregon, I initiated an Italian pléin-air painting program in Italy in 1996 and was the director of the program between 1998 and 2005. I was then invited to teach outdoor paining in the Kyoto Study Abroad program offered by the Landscape Department at the University of Oregon from 2006 to 2016.

I love pléin-air painting, because I enjoy being outdoors, especially in nature, experiencing the environment with all of my senses. No matter how the results turn out, I appreciate the process of painting from which I deepen my perception of what I observe.

Please Register Here.Staff will be in touch to confirm your registration and keep you informed about this class.


September 11 @ 1:00 pm
September 13 @ 2:00 pm