four Ateliers to explore and create works in watercolor and urban poetry 

Explore the great outdoors,  then create a painting or poem in this series of four ateliers led by Clara-Julia Péru. These creative adventures are launched with an outdoor walk – watercolor in nature, poetry in the city – to inspire you and provide material to use in the ateliers. The watercolor ateliers run July 14 and July 21, and the Urban Poetry sessions are July 28 and August 4. Take a single, take a series of two,  or take all four!  

The ateliers will culminate in a Watercolor Exhibition and Stand-up Poetry at Mother Foucault's Bookshop in SE Portland – all  participants are invited to present and celebrate their work. Free and open to all, from 4-6pm on August 4. 

All images of artwork are copyright Clara-Julia Péru.

Watercolor in the Arboretum

Session 1: July 14, 10am-12pm
Walk and introduction to watercolor. Join us for a 30 minute walk at Hoyt Arboretum to explore living museum in the heart of Washington Park! Followed by an introduction to watercolor and botanical illustration at the Stevens Pavilion.
Single: $20. Bundle of 4: $100

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Watercolor in the Arboretum

Session 2: July 21, 10am-12pm
In the heart of Hoyt Arboretum, explore watercolor’s materials and create a botanical illustration or a postcard inspired by nature.
Single: $20. Bundle of 4: $100

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Clara-Julia Péru

Clara-Julia Péru is a French artist, poet and photographer. She holds a BA in Art History, a Master's in Comparative Literature/Arts from La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, and a MB in Cultural Events and Production from IESA, Paris. She published her essay "Huysmans and the minor arts" at Arteliterra. She also published online a travel artbook Collée au vent: Sunset Highway. She has taught French for the Guild's Men in France, and at Pacific University in Oregon since 2020. 


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Urban Poetry at Mother Foucault's Bookshop

Session 1: July 28, 10am-12pm
Join us for a 30 minute walk to explore East Portland's historical and industrial neighborhood while learning about urban poetry. Follow up by creating a poem at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop.
Single: $35. Bundle of 4: $100

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Urban Poetry at Mother Foucault's Bookshop

Session 2: August 4, 10am-12pm
Deepen your exploration of the poetical world at Mother Foucault’s, a unique and independent bookstore in SE Portland, and create an original poem.
Single: $35. Bundle of 4: $100

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Watercolor Exhibition and Stand-up Poetry

All participants are invited to present their creations – painted or spoken word – to a live audience at Mother Foucault's Bookshop on August 4 from 6-8pm, hosted by the Alliance and Mother Foucault's.

Free and open to everyone. Bring your friends and family!

Mother Foucault's Bookshop
523 SE Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97214






 

PARKING

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office. After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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