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Watercolor Workshops 2015

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

Please click here to be added to the waitlist.

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.

Watercolor Workshops 2016

Keiko Tanabe

Keiko Tanabe

Keiko Tanabe - Watercolor: Keep It Simple and Strong, February 15-19, 5 Days, All Levels

Keiko Tanabe is award-winning artist and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. Often working en plein air, her atmospheric watercolors perfectly capture a sense of time and place. Through her use of color, textures, and signature brushwork, Keiko’s landscapes and cityscapes beautifully convey both the exotic and the simple scenes of the many places she travels.

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Non Members Fee: $650.00 Members Fee: $595.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, February 15, 2016 - Friday, February 19, 2016 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 2016 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Bev Jozwiak

Bev Jozwiak

Bev Jozwiak - Painting Life with Life, March 16-18, 3 Days, All Levels

Painting life with life – as in people and animals, and as in energy and excitement: this workshop is a no-nonsense approach to watercolor.  It focuses on answering many of the questions artists constantly ask: “Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?” It is designed to help students at every skill level, to master techniques, and work on design and color.


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Non Members Fee: $450.00 Members Fee: $395.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016 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 2016 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Carol Carter

Carol Carter

Carol Carter – Watercolor from the Heart, April 19-22, 4 Days, All Levels

Carol’s early years in Florida left her with the strong visual impression of the importance of water as an environment for human activity. In much of her work, water provides the setting for anonymous figures, and she often uses images of water and tropical themes. The paintings contain duality: clarity and ambiguity; sanctuary and threat; pleasure and pain. The use of vibrant, saturated-color contributes to the tension between these extremes. Strongly recommended by our recent guest artist, Iain Stewart, Carol is well recognized by her fellow artists.

In this workshop, Carol will demonstrate her technique of wet, loose watercolor. Each day begins with a uniquely tailored lesson to inspire. She will discuss color, water, design, and value. The brilliance of color and the purity of paint application will be emphasized. She will talk about juxtaposing colors to make them vibrate. Imagery, content, and point-of-view are a focus. The afternoon will be devoted to individual instruction and group critique. All levels are welcomed but  some experience with watercolor is helpful. 


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Non Members Fee: $550.00 Members Fee: $495.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Friday, April 22, 2016 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 2016 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Frank Eber

Frank Eber

Frank Eber - Atmospheric Landscape in Watercolor, May 17-20, 4 Days, All Levels with some familiarity with watercolor

Frank Eber (AWS, NWS, TWSA, WW) is an award-winning artist who paints timeless art. A painter's painter, Frank Eber works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World masters. Typical in his art are color mixes and light that evoke nostalgia while remaining absolutely in the present. Frank's watercolor workshops reach beyond technique, encouraging individual expression and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting.

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Non Members Fee: $550.00 Members Fee: $495.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Friday, May 20, 2016 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 2016 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Jean Pederson

Jean Pederson

Jean Pederson - Faces and Figures in Water Media, September 19-23, 5 days, Intermediate/Advanced

Jean Pederson’s course will open the door into the exploration of various combinations mixed media with an emphasis on water soluble paints and mediums as they relate to the human face and figure. You will be encouraged work beyond your traditional practice in pursuit of your own personal language. We will be exploring how everything from watercolor to gouache, gesso, acrylics, inks, mark making tools, collage and much more can be applied to figure painting. Emphasis will be placed on design, personal style, live models and class work will be part of the course.

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Non Members Fee: $650.00 Members Fee: $595.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, September 19, 2016 - Friday, September 23, 2016 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 2016 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.

Stan Miller

Stan Miller

Stan Miller - Romantic Realism / Portrait and Landscape in Watercolor, October 18 – 21, 4 Days, Intermediate/Advanced

What makes a painting convey a subject more beautifully and interesting than it actually is, yet give it all the reality, and even a more convincing reality then that of our everyday lives? Mark Twain said, “First get the facts, then you can dilute them (or romanticize them) at your leisure”.  The first step that must be taken if we desire to communicate the romantic in our painting is to make sure we know the truth. 

In this painting workshop students will be shown how to truthfully see their subject, the color, shapes, textures, perspective, and design.  Once one can see and draw the truth, then…and only then, is one ready to recompose, adjust the color, the lighting and composition so that the message and mood one desires is successfully communicated. Everyone can learn how to paint and everyone can improve their skills, dramatically, if properly instructed.  Come join our painting quest!


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Non Members Fee: $550.00 Members Fee: $495.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016 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 2016 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.