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Heather Rippert


April 10th, 2021

In Person at the Beach Art Center or

Online via ZOOM


Fee: $100

Wondrous World of Watercolor: 

Capturing Landscapes from Photo Reference

Join award winning artist, Heather Rippert for an engaging day, exploring the beauty of painting with watercolor. Develop your watercolor skills and enhance your ability to work from photo reference. Heather’s teaching style encourages creative exploration and self expression. Working with photo reference is an excellent practice to expand your skills and help artists master the art of watercolor painting.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Basic drawing is required.

Bring your favorite photographs of landscapes or seascapes. Choose photos that have a distinct light source and good contrast. Instructor will have additional photos to work with as well.


We are following all CDC guidelines and safety protocols to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all who enter the BAC. We will be practicing social distancing by limiting class size and separating class chairs 6' apart.  

All staff, volunteers and students will be required to wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth. Sick and vulnerable persons should not enter the building.  No-touch temperature will be taken.  All who enter must register upon entry.  Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout BAC.  






Heather Rippert, fine artist, living in Clearwater, Florida, has been painting and drawing from the time she could hold a pencil. Her masterful and sensitive watercolors explore the vast beauty of the natural world emphasizing light and mood. Her life experiences inform her work. Dedicated to an active yoga practice for over twenty years, spiritual growth and development as a way of life are a major force in her creative expression. Walking through life, perpetually seeking the ‘lighted path’ is a theme that can be felt in her paintings. Her work dances between representational and atmospheric abstraction.

Rippert is continually selected for exhibitions like Art Expo NYC and Las Vegas, was nominated Creative Loafing Best Local Visual Artist in Tampa Bay 2017, is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society, and was featured on Great Day Tampa Bay Live in June 2019 about her Solo Exhibition, ‘Transitions’ at TECO Public Art Gallery.

Visit www.heatherrippert.com to learn more about the artist.