CWA Workshops

CWA invites you to enjoy your art class among the rolling hills of Beautiful Concord. We strive to provide our students some of the best workshops with the top professional artists of our time. Please join in the fun. We look forward to meeting you.

Workshops are held at California State University East Bay
Concord Campus, Art Lab
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord, CA 94521
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Watercolor Workshops 2018

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart - Painting Light in Watercolor
July 19-21, 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

    

Iain’s workshop will explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. An Award-winning watercolorist, his sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Students will follow him in group demonstrations from photographs provided by Iain. More experienced painters are encouraged to work from their own photography. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all with a broad mix of experience and skill levels represented. Most importantly, Iain allows as much time as possible for one on one instruction and critique. After all, a workshop should focus on the student and not how well the instructor can paint. In the end, it's about you and your experience and whether it will help you to continue on your artistic journey.

Learn more about Iain at his website:  http://www.stewartwatercolors.com/

Workshop location:  East of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Non Members Fee: $475.00 Members Fee: $415.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Full
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 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.


Ted Nuttall

Ted Nuttall

Ted Nuttall - Painting the Figure from Photographs
August 14-17, 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, Ted Nuttall believes that it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. In his workshop, Ted will demonstrate the techniques, and instill the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting, plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. What’s more, significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction. In an atmosphere that’s both creative and supportive, Ted encourages, in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for his or her art–regardless of their skill level.

To learn more about Ted, see his website at http://www.tednuttall.com/

Workshop location is east of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Non Members Fee: $655.00 Members Fee: $595.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Friday, August 17, 2018
14 places available.
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 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.


Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins - Everything About Color
September 17-18, 2 Days, All Levels

       

"I can hear you say, 'All I want to do is paint; I don't want to think about it!'
For me, all I want is success!" - Nancy Collins

Unlike other mediums, watercolor artists have to pay attention to color combinations so they do not create the dreaded MUD!

Nancy will help you understand the characteristics of watercolors, and how to make them perform in the manner that suits you. The information that you will obtain by being in this class will open doors to a wider variety of techniques and understanding. There will be a discussion on how many colors it takes to make a color wheel, what are complimentary colors, and how that affect your eyes as well as your paintings. Whatever the subject; landscapes, flowers, portraits, or still life, this class will give you the tools for dynamic paintings. She will address many more subjects and welcomes any questions you may have.

Learn more about Nancy and visit her website at Nancy Collins Art.  There are short videos for your viewing.

Workshop location:  Cal State East Bay, East of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border. Details.

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Non Members Fee: $335.00 Members Fee: $275.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, September 17, 2018 - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
12 places available.
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 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.


Lian Quan Zhen

Lian Quan Zhen

Lian Quan Zhen - Free and Fun, Color Pouring, and Paint-Around with 3 Watercolors
September 20-22, 3 days, Beginners to Advanced

  

Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods of "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)." He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments paint themselves. Only three primary colors will be used for painting. There are 4-6 short demos each day with student practicing between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critiques, Lian will help students by touching up their paintings. At the end of the workshop, students may be able to finish a couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.

For more information on Lian, visit his website at www.lianspainting.com.

Workshop location is east of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Non Members Fee: $475.00 Members Fee: $415.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018
10 places available.
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 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form


Michael Reardon II

Michael Reardon II

Michael Reardon - Watercolor Techniques
November 9-10, 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

       

In this workshop, Michael will share information from his latest book, Watercolor Techniques. He will share some of his insights into painting and how to enjoy it. Through demonstrations and hands-on painting, Michael will show ways to simplify and create dynamic compositions, work quickly and decisively, and capture the essence of a scene convincingly. He will cover the use of a limited palette, dynamic color mixing, and the use of light and value to describe form.

To learn more about Michael, see his website: http://www.reardonwatercolors.com/.

Workshop location is east of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Non Members Fee: $335.00 Members Fee: $275.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Friday, November 9, 2018 - Saturday, November 10, 2018
13 places available.
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 Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.