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Watercolor Workshops 2015

Katherine Chang Liu

Katherine Chang Liu

Katherine Chang Liu | 5 Days | Feb. 16-20 | “Open Studio” Workshop | Intermediate/Advanced

Back by popular demand, CWA's first guest artist for 2015 will be Katherine Chang Liu, a UC Berkeley graduate and internationally known painter, juror, curator, teacher, and full-time exhibiting artist.

As in the acclaimed Taos Intensive Studies Seminar, Katherine's workshop is designed to address a common struggle – experienced artists with technical knowledge and experience who have yet to find their own voices. Katherine's focus is to help artists make their work more personal. She will have one-on-one discussions about the strength and direction of each student's work, covering prior work and work done during the class, and end with a group critique session.  


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Non Members Fee: $650.00 Members Fee: $595.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, February 16, 2015 - Friday, February 20, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Charles Reid (1)

Charles Reid (1)

Charles Reid | 5 Days | April 20-24 | Figures, Still Life & Historic Photos | Intermediate/Advanced (2 sessions)

Internationally known artist and teacher Charles Reid is so popular, we needed to schedule 2 sessions to accommodate all the interest in his workshops. This class will include painting live models, still lifes, and working with historic photos.  Reid will begin each day with a demonstration, in which he will explain his drawing techniques and his use of fresh colors.  Students will have plenty of painting time, and will receive individualized attention during class painting times.

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Non Members Fee: $850.00 Members Fee: $795.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Charles Reid (2)

Charles Reid (2)

Charles Reid | 5 Days | April 27-May 1 | Figures, Still Life & Historic Photos | Intermediate/Advanced (2 sessions)

Internationally known artist and teacher Charles Reid is so popular, we needed to schedule 2 sessions to accommodate all the interest in his workshops. This class will include painting live models, still lifes, and working with historic photos.  Reid will begin each day with a demonstration, in which he will explain his drawing techniques and his use of fresh colors.  Students will have plenty of painting time, and will receive individualized attention during class painting times.

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Non Members Fee: $850.00 Members Fee: $795.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Friday, May 1, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart | 3 Days | July 16-18 | Light in Watercolor | All Levels

Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. His work has received numerous awards in international competition; Iain is a sought after juror and workshop instructor in the US as well as abroad. Stewart relies on instinct a great deal and much of his work is done “alla prima” as he attempts to capture his initial vision.  He focuses more on capturing the lighting and its influence on shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject. Per Stewart, watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process. 

Stewart’s workshop will explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. His sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aid you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Per Iain, given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched in its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.  

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Non Members Fee: $450.00 Members Fee: $395.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Joseph Zbukvic (1)

Joseph Zbukvic (1)

Joseph Zbukvic | 3 Days | Sept 14-16 Concord | Mastering Mood & Atmosphere in Watercolor| Intermediate-Advanced

Joseph Zbukvic is an acknowledged master of watercolor painting. His impressive achievements are due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Joseph’s works cover a wide variety of subjects; his sensitive, lyrical and atmospheric paintings are valued by people and galleries all around the world.

For those in search of greater insight into the magical medium of watercolor, this workshop will address all aspects of successful painting, using frequent demonstrations and detailed analyses.  From simpler compositions of seascapes and landscapes to street scenes, interiors and portraits, you will learn how to recognize major shapes, draw, understand tone, place figures in your work and master techniques from dry brush to wet in wet.  Joseph will explain his techniques for painting into light, for creating a variety of edges from soft to hard, and plus more techniques to help you reach new artistic heights.

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Non Members Fee: $750.00 Members Fee: $695.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, September 14, 2015 - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Joseph Zbukvic (2 San Francisco)

Joseph Zbukvic (2 San Francisco)

Joseph Zbukvic | 3 Days | Sept 18-20 San Francisco | Mastering Mood & Atmosphere in Watercolor| Intermediate-Advanced

Joseph Zbukvic is an acknowledged master of watercolor painting. His impressive achievements are due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Joseph’s works cover a wide variety of subjects; his sensitive, lyrical and atmospheric paintings are valued by people and galleries all around the world.

For those in search of greater insight into the magical medium of watercolor, this workshop will address all aspects of successful painting, using frequent demonstrations and detailed analyses.  From simpler compositions of seascapes and landscapes to street scenes, interiors and portraits, you will learn how to recognize major shapes, draw, understand tone, place figures in your work and master techniques from dry brush to wet in wet.  Joseph will explain his techniques for painting into light, for creating a variety of edges from soft to hard, and plus more techniques to help you reach new artistic heights.

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Non Members Fee: $750.00 Members Fee: $695.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Friday, September 18, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

WAIT LIST ONLY

To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Mary Ann Beckwith

Mary Ann Beckwith

Mary Ann Beckwith | 3 Days | October 22-24 | Brush and Beyond | All Levels

Mary Ann’s workshop “Brush and Beyond” is an art altering experience! The energy filled days explore creative methods of watermedia application, including the building layers: texturing and collage. Participants learn new techniques and experiment with materials that allow them to better express their visions and ideas through their paintings and collages, whether those are representational or abstract imagery. Demonstrations and discussions focus on composition and design, how to recharge your work, sources of inspiration and the business of being an artist. Each day includes plenty of time for painting and optional critiques.

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Non Members Fee: $450.00 Members Fee: $395.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

To receive the Member Price, please log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button above.  If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.  

Alternatively, you may print out the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.