Know Jo(e): Painting with Coffee Workshop

Sunday, March 03, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Workhouse
Coffee is the paint!

Coffee is the paint for this fun workshop at The Workhouse. Instructor Karen Eland will provide you with a pre-drawn sketch and teach you step by step how to paint using only coffee and water.

You will take home a finished 9x12" coffee painting. No experience necessary, but if you have tried watercolor painting, you will find it is similar.

Karen has been a creator since childhood, but a portrait class at age 14 unexpectedly propelled her into an art career. Her love for coffee was born in the late Kaldi's Coffeehouse in New Orleans, where she would go everyday to sketch her fellow French Quarter locals while sipping a black coffee with a dash of nutmeg on top. After moving back home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was introduced to the joys of top-quality espresso at Nordaggio's Coffee, and finally the link between coffee and art connected when she began painting with it there in 1998.

In 2008, Karen left Tulsa for Bend, Oregon, home of more breweries per capita than any U.S. city. It wasn't long before beer met her paintbrush with equally happy results.

Her skills in coffee and beer painting have opened the door for her to travel worldwide to England, France, Italy, Croatia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with upcoming adventures with a museum exhibit in Douai, France this spring.

The Workhouse
50 SE Scott St #6
Bend, Oregon 97702

Karen Eland Teaches a Class
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Adult Program
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Karen Eland
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