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Watercolor with Heather Rippert: She Dreams in Color

  • Old Hyde Park Art Center 705 West Swann Avenue Tampa, FL, 33606 United States (map)

About the Instructor:

Heather Rippert 

Heather Rippert is a name laced with power and intrigue, yet the sound embodies the strength required of a master painter. Heather Rippert was drawn to art since the first time her mother placed a pencil in her hand. The thirst that started with a drip has turned into a raging flood of emotion and desire to become all she can be. That flood within her extends to her medium: watercolor, as well as her subject matter of sand and sea. Rippert strives for her images to connect emotionally with people who have a passion for art.

Rippert received her BFA at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1992. In the second semester of her junior year, Heather was chosen from the student body to study at Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. Her travels, beginning with a trip to the Yucatan, and continuing during her semester abroad, and beyond, have breathed a new and powerful energy into her love of painting majestic landscapes and soothing seascapes. Her international experiences continue to enrich her life and artistic voice. To own a "Rippert" is to gain a palpable taste of the authenticity of her expression.

In 2007, Rippert made a firm choice to follow her dream of becoming a full time painter. She has created an ambitious plan to "paint her way into a future filled only with beauty, abundance, creativity and joy!" Although the path has not been easy, Heather has discovered her inner "lioness": powerful, poised and committed to excellence.

In 2017, Heather was voted Best Local Visual Artist in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay. 

About the Workshop:

Heather’s workshop will be focused on accessing your personal expression through watercolor. Heather will demonstrate some techniques and provide personalized input to your process. Please bring a few photographs of places that mean something to you. 

What to Bring:

  • 4B pencil
  • 140lb watercolor paper (cold press-) 
  • Good quality synthetic or natural hair Round brush (10-14) that maintains a point
  • Good quality synthetic or natural hair Flat brush (3/4”-1”)
  • Board surface to affix paper
  • Tube watercolor paints: Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Payne’s Grey, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Rose
  • Tube Gouache: White

(Instructor will have some basic supplies available as well)

Workshop Fees:

$50 for members, $65 for non members [if applicable plus materials cost]


Click below or contact Patti Kenney to register for this workshop.

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Earlier Event: May 17
Membership Meeting