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2024

Carolyn Lord 2024 In Person Workshop

Carolyn Lord – Plein Air Watercolor at the EBRP Botanical Garden
May 17-19, 2024 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
All Skill Levels

The portability and vibrancy of watercolor makes it ideal for plein air painting! This three-day workshop will be held outdoors in Tilden Regional Park Botanic Garden in the hills east of Berkeley, CA.

Workshop Description: First day: how to organize the watercolor palette; pigment selection; color perspective; plein air painting equipment. Afternoon painting demonstration: selecting motif; equipment and set-up; discussion of drawing, composition, strategies, light and shadow. Second day: students paint and receive individual instruction throughout the day. Third day: students paint in the morning and continue to receive individual instruction. Afternoon painting demonstration. Each day: bring lunch, beverages, snacks, etc. because there are no easily accessible food establishments nearby.


 

Workshop Dates: May 17-19, 2024 (3 days),  Friday through Sunday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: No

Skill Level:  All Levels

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $435, Members $375

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Carolyn Lord was introduced to the bold color and strong design of the California Watercolor Style while in college, and now has integrated aspects of Tonalism and Impressionism into her current work.

Lord is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society; California Watercolor Association, California Art Club; and American Women Artists. Her paintings are represented in California, Utah, and Colorado galleries, and she has exhibited in regional and national shows, and plein air events, including Crest Butte Plein Air Invitational, Frank Bette Plein Air Paint Out, Sonoma Plein Air, and Mendocino Open Paint Out.

In the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Lord has perennially exhibited in the Triton Museum’s Salon; Firehouse Art Center’s Freshworks; Santa Cruz Art League’s Statewide Landscape Exhibition, winning Best of Show in 2009, and served as Judge in 2021; California Watercolor Association’s annual National Exhibition, serving as Juror for the 54th National. 

Social Media Sites:    
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Lord-California-Artist/100046536255132/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolynlordca/?hl=en

Artist Web Site: https://www.carolynlord.com/
Artist Videos: https://www.carolynlord.com/video

 

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Michael Holter 2024 Virtual ZOOM Workshop

Michael Holter – Watercolor Impressionism, Landscapes and Cityscapes
April 23-25, 2024 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days
All Skill Levels

ZoomMy work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.

Workshop Dates: April 23-25, 2024 (3 days),  Tursday  through Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  All Levels

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $310, Members $250

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Michael Holter is an award-winning artist who works in watercolor and oil who's paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative challenges. He has been an art teacher, creative director and businessman in both fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated galleries and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a member of the Salmagundi Club, a signature member of The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The American Impressionist Society, The Watercolor Honor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Missouri Watercolor, The Society of Watercolor Artists and more.

Social Media Sites:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/michael.holter/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/michaelholterfineart/

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Dongfeng Li 2024 In Person Workshop

Dongfeng Li – Painting portraits and landscapes with an eye towards the emotional experience of the subject
February 26-29, 2024 (4 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
Intermediate to Advanced


I paint with the eye towards the emotional experience of my characters: I want to share my experience of an intimate relationship between the viewer and portrait subject. Through use of gestures, contrast of lighting and emotional expression, I want to focus my model's gaze so that it can allow their impression to communicate as much of their own feelings and life experiences to the audience as possible. Through the layering of setting, hair dress, clothing, and background story, a living, breathing, person emerges for the viewer.

Workshop Description:

I will share the following information with the attendees:

I. Identify the shapes and make them simple

II. Color mixing/application practice-two ways for the application

III. Color temperatures observation and practice

IV. Water Consistency and the Timing

V. Harmonious Color

VI. Brush strokes with texture, special personal language for your watercolor

Workshop Dates: February 26-29, 2024 (4 days),  Monday through Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: No

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced 

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $540, Members $475

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Dongfeng Li was born and raised in China and studied at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He came to the United States in 1992 and subsequently received a Master of Art Education from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University. His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual international shows of American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

He wins more than 30 awards in the national and international watercolor exhibitions, which include 19 first place awards. He is the first-place winner for California Watercolor Association National Exhibition at 50th & 51st.

He is the signature member for American Watercolor Society, and National Watercolor Society. His watercolor paintings are feathered many times in Watercolor Artist Magazine. He currently teaches drawing, painting and watercolor at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.

Artist Web Site: http://www.dongfengli.com/

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Andy Evansen 2024 Virtual ZOOM Workshop

Andy Evansen – A Valued Approach to Watercolor 
February 7-9, 2024 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days
All Skill Levels

ZoomThere seems to be a never-endinq quest to loosen up in watercolor and it’s probably the most common goal of students. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, and editing out the non-essential whether working from photo reference or painting on location is vital. As I tell my students, what you leave out of a painting is as important as what you put in.

Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen', it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. My workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. These large shapes provide the artist with opportunities for lost edges when painting in watercolor, which is essential if we are to take full advantage of the medium. Too often the 'found edges', or details, take over the painter's thinking process, and the result is a tight watercolor.

We will move on toward color paintings using value studies as our guide, and complete color painting lessons together. Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy to reinforce the lessons.

In order to loosen up it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.



Workshop Dates: February 7-9, 2024 (3 days),  Wednesday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  All Levels

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $410, Members $350

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Andy began painting as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator, and he is now recognized as one of the top watercolor artists in the country. He’s a sought-after instructor who paints and teaches internationally. In addition to signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), he was voted in as the only international member of England’s Pure Watercolor Society in 2022.

His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society.

Artist Web Site: http://www.evansenartstudio.com

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2023

Juanita Hagberg In-Person Workshop

Juanita Hagberg – Painting Abstractly Using Watercolors on Yupo
November 1-3, 2023 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Advanced Beginner to Advanced

2023 Juanita Hagberg Pinnacle

Many watercolor artists talk about wanting to “loosen up,” and go from painting carefully rendered representations to non-objective or abstract work. Painting on Yupo - a slick, non-porous, white, synthetic paper, can help you achieve this. The surface supports exploration and experimentation, and provides many exciting possibilities for dynamic paintings. Paint can be completely wiped off of the surface, allowing you to correct mistakes, change course, or start over.

Each day, there will be demonstrations, discussion, painting time, personal feedback, and critique. If you want to take your painting in a more abstract direction, Yupo is worth trying. Working on it allows you to experiment and take chances in your art journey. We will go beyond painting what we see, to expressing more personal responses to a subject or idea. There will be new ideas to inspire you, and plenty of opportunity to be more spontaneous and creative. You will also see how using composition and design strengthens your work. Whether you’re an advanced beginner, have been painting watercolors a long time, or feel “stuck,” this workshop will get you thinking about expanding your possibilities as an artist.2023 Juanita Hagberg The Old One


Workshop Dates: November 1-3, 2023 (3 days), Wednesday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $255, Members $195

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Workshop Location
Danville Ranch House
895 Ridgeland Circle
Danville, CA 94526

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2023 Juanita Hagberg WorkshopMany of us love nature. We spend as much of our time as possible outdoors, or wishing we could. Our emotional connections and visual impressions of the natural world energize us.

Landscapes and seascapes are reflected in all of my watercolor paintings. Recalling my experiences in nature provides inspiration and content for my exploration of natural forms, colors, and textures.

I always wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing, and was attracted to anything creative. My journey to become a watercolor artist began after a career as a public school teacher. I am self-taught, and fortunate to have had 2 inspiring mentors. Experiencing nature is paramount to me, and I love of painting "en plein air." Those impressions become the genesis for my abstractions.

Artists Website: https://www.hagbergwatercolors.com

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Gary Tucker 2023 In-Person Workshop

Gary Tucker – Finding Confidence with Watercolor
October 16-19, 2023 (4 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Advanced Beginner - Some experience with watercolor is helpful

2023 Gary Tucker La CastellaDuring the 4-day workshop we will focus on what goes into building a watercolor whether in the field or in the studio. Through sketches and studies we develop our ability to think through a painting and in that process, identify the essence.

“Through the media of watercolor and my process of painting I find power through brushwork, and subtlety through transparency.” “Watercolor differs from other media in that there is a performance aspect to it. The fine pieces come out in one sitting and very often like a classic performance, something happens, a fusion of mind and subject, an improvisation that cannot be duplicated” – Gary Tucker2023 Gary Tucker Reflections Golden Hour

Workshop Dates: October 16-19, 2023 (4 days), Monday through Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $595, Members $525

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Workshop Location
Danville Ranch House
895 Ridgeland Circle
Danville, CA 94526

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2023 Gary Tucker WorkshopGary Tucker was drawing and painting from an early age, even in high school he began to think more seriously about life as an artist, and with the support of family and a chance meeting a life long mentor and artist, Mrs Anita Fahs, he started to make art his life path. Eventually Gary was drawn east to Boston where he enrolled at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Here Gary studied with Professor Kaji Aso, who taught watercolor and Japanese Calligraphy. Professor Aso introduced eastern aesthetics, Calligraphy and Sumi painting. Gary was also introduced to the media of watercolor and found he could achieve more subtlety and expressiveness in his painting.

 

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Frank Eber 2023 In-Person Workshop

Frank Eber – Beyond Technique: Finding Individual Expression
April 23-26, 2023 (4 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days
All Skill Levels

2023 Eber Viarreggio

The workshop will:

- Continue in the tradition of the 20th Century California Barbizon movement (“intimate works, painted with a limited palette; softly expressive, suggestive rather than detailed”)

- Focus on emotional responses to nature Encourage the individual artist’s expression while balancing the forces at play in creation of a painting.

- Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. The techniques you will learn in Frank’s workshop transcend the watercolor medium.

Small class settings only. Please sign up early!

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. 

All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium and of simple one point perspective. Students should be able to paint a simple watercolor wash.

Frank stresses a solid foundation in the basics, “…so that our focus is on creating timeless art. An emotional link is necessary in our work, as well as the connection to the vibrancy of everything we paint.”

2023 Eber YosemiteWorkshop Dates: April 23-26 (4 days), Sunday through Wedensday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  All Skill Levels with some basic understanding of watercolor techniques

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $500, Members $440

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Workshop Location
Danville Ranch House
895 Ridgeland Circle
Danville, CA 94526

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2023 Frank EberBased in Central California, Frank Eber is an artist working in both watercolor and oils. His body of work inspires an emotional response to Nature and Beauty, resulting in timeless, enduring artwork. A closer look reveals subtlety in color, poetic impressions, and serene beauty. “I think it is important to leave some mystery, some room for imagination. When you look at the finished piece, it is remarkable what you think you see that is not really there! For me, that is one of the most beautiful things about painting.” Conveying atmosphere and mystery is Frank’s specialty. In fact, it is the basis of all his work and teaching.

Social Media Sites: 
https://www.instagram.com/frankeber/

Artist Web Site: http://www.frankeber.com

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Uma Kelkar 2023 Virtual Workshop

Uma Kelkar – Juicy Watercolor
March 11-12, 2023 (2 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Intermediate to Advanced

2023 Kelkar SoMeZoom

Juicy Watercolors 2023 is a comprehensive and intimate workshop led by fine artist Uma Kelkar that strengthens the technical foundations of watercolorists interested in pursuing wet-in-wet style of painting.

Kelkar will emphasize painting landscapes and cityscapes in an impressionistic style. Perfect for intermediate artists. Resilient beginners are welcome. 

2023 Kelkar Pune Night

Uma will demonstrate all basic skills that she will ask students to engage in. This is the workshop which opens the gateway to a masterclass and commensurate study.


Workshop Dates: March 11-12 (2 days), Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $410, Members $350

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2023 Uma Kelkar

Uma Kelkar, NWS, CWA, CSPWC is an award winning plein air artist - engineer with talents in other media including watercolor, ink, charcoal and Procreate. Her use of color harmony and composition gives her work its unique energy. Uma is a strong believer in cross pollination - she believes that being an engineer makes her a better artist and being an artist makes her a better engineer. Kelkar teaches and exhibits internationally and is also a solo and contributing author to half a dozen art books. Previously, she served on the Executive Board of Urbansketcher 2019-2022.

Social Media Sites:
https://www.facebook.com/UmaPaints/
https://www.instagram.com/umaPaints/

Artist Web Site: https://www.umakelkar.com

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Birgit O'Connor 2023 Virtual Workshop

Birgit O'Connor – Big, Bold, Beautiful Flowers
February 22-24, 2023 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days

All Levels are welcome with the focus on the skill level of Intermediate to Advanced

Zoom2023 Birgit O'Connor StarflowerLearn how to see nature and view flowers to determine the elements that inspire paintings that command attention. Achieve dynamic results in your paintings as you explore the use of light and shadow by creating interesting floral compositions. Each day you will engage in discussions, demonstrations, exercises, to complete compositions that will leave you confident of how to interpret what you have learned into your own successful paintings. Birgit’s personal and up-front teaching style, as well as her inspirational approach to her own paintings will break down the painting process, step-by-step. All levels are welcome, some knowledge of watercolor is helpful, this workshop will focus on intermediate to advanced students.

2023 O'Connor Rhododendron BudWorkshop Dates: February 22-24, 2023 (3 days),  Wednesday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  All Levels, with focus on Intermediate to Advanced

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $285, Members $225

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2023 Birgit O'ConnorBirgit O’Connor is a Master watercolor artist and signature member of M-NWWS, (Northwest Watercolor Society) M-CWA, (California Watercolor Association) M-LWS (Louisiana Watercolor Society).

Known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style, Birgit is an award-winning artist, judge, juror, and author of the top-selling North Light books “Watercolor in Motion,” “Watercolor Essentials,” and “Paint Watercolor Flowers,” along with being included in multiple other titles and publications. 

Social Media Sites: 
https://www.facebook.com/BirgitOConnorWatercolors/
https://www.instagram.com/birgitoconnorwatercolors/ 

Artist Web Site:  www.birgitoconnor.com

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Thomas Schaller 2023 Virtual Workshop

Thomas Schaller – The Power of Design
January 23-25, 2023 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM PST
*Recording of the entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Intermediate to Advanced

2023 Schaller HavanaZoom

THE POWER OF DESIGN

Through a series of, live and interactive sessions, you will be guided through everything you need to become the artist you want to be.  The basics of materials, drawing, and watercolor application will be covered as well as the most advanced techniques of expression and exploration.

But the goal of this course is not to teach you to any one specific way of painting, but rather to help you discover and develop your own unique creative vision.

Workshop Dates: January 23-25, 2023 (3 days), Monday through Wednesday, 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $360, Members $300

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2023 Schaller Floating CityThomas W. Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect, and author based in New York City. As a renowned architectural artist, he received a Graham Foundation Grant and is a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored three books; the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor (VNR – McGraw Hill) The Art of Architectural Drawing (J.Wiley and Sons)and  Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light : Watercolor Paintings by a Master - a retrospective of his recent artwork released by North Light Books / F+W Media and now Penguin / Random House, NYC  in 2018. He is in demand worldwide as a speaker, exhibitor, author, instructor, and juror. Artist Network Television has produced two best-selling series of instructional Videos and DVDs of his technique. Creative Catalyst / Streamline Video published a full length video of his process in 2020. In October 2021, he has released a first of its kind interactive online curriculum Design and the Power of Imagination with Terracotta LLC

Social Media Sites:
https://www.facebook.com/thomaswschaller
https://twitter.com/twschaller
https://www.instagram.com/thomaswschaller/

Web Site: https://www.thomasschaller.com

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2022

Fealing Lin 2022 Virtual Workshop

Fealing Lin – Transparent Watercolor Portraiture and Figure
October 12-14, 2022 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM, Hours of Instruction: 20
*Recording of entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Intermediate to Expert

2022 Lin PonderingZoomAlthough portrait painting can be very intimidating, Fealing will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness to watercolor. You will also learn how to capture the quality of light available to you. You will achieve a level of transparency with your images and develop an understanding of head architecture that will give you the confidence to take on even the most challenging portraits.  Award winning watercolorist, Fealing combines semi-abstract strokes and impressionistic concepts to elicit life and movement in her portrait and figure paintings. There will be daily lecture, exercise and demo. Fealing will assist and critique student’s works whatever way she could, and allow the students to work on their own pace. During this workshop, learn how value and temperature change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. By balancing colors and weaving lights and darks, you will achieve painterly and successful paintings. She will spend time in the workshop discussing the value and essentials of a good drawing, although the focus will be on painting.



2022 Lin - In The Moment


Workshop Dates: October 12-14, 2022 (3 days), Wednesday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Instruction Hours: 20

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Expert

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $235, Members $175

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Fealing Lin

Based in Los Angeles, Fealing is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, Missouri Watercolor Society and others. She is a popular workshop instructor and judges for national and international shows. Her works and articles appear nationally and internationally including in France, in England and in Estonia. Both Fealing's portraits and cityscapes were published in many Splash books and various magazines in the United States.

"I live for art," says Fealing, "The challenge of each process of every painting keeps me humble, so I can continually be inspired by all of the beauties in this world."

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Michael Reardon 2022 Virtual Workshop

Michael Reardon – Watercolors Techniques
September 19-21, 2022 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM, Hours of Instruction: 20
Advanced Beginner to Advanced

2022 Reardon Customs HouseZoomIn this workshop you will work on techniques to strengthen your skills in watercolor landscape painting. Fundamentals covered will include: creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values; and manipulating color for its full expressive effect. While Michael will demonstrate his painting style and the use of colors in his palette, he will encourage participants to develop their personal style and approach to watercolor.

A demonstration will start each day, followed by individual painting with careful guidance. A review of the days work concludes each day. You will also explore ways to work with photo references so that they help, not dictate, your final painting.

All levels are welcome. Some experience with watercolor recommended.

2022 Reardon-South Anchorage
Workshop Dates:
 September 19-21, 2022 (3 days), Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm

Instruction Hours: 20

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $400, Members $340

Artist Website: Michael Reardon

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Michael Reardon

Michael Reardon is a watercolor artist based in Oakland, California. His work has received numerous awards in national and international competition. He is widely sought as a juror and workshop instructor.

He is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, California Art Club and has Master Signature status in the California Watercolor Association. He has received many awards, including Best of Show at the Triton Museum of Art Statewide Exhibition of Watercolor and the Ogden and Mary Pleissner Memorial Award from the American Watercolor Society. His work has been featured in many magazines, including American Artist Watercolor, the Artist’s MagazineSouthwest Art, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air, Fine Art Connoisseur, and L’Art de l’Aquarelle. He is the author of Watercolor Techniques, published by North Light Books.

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Leslie Wilson 2022 In Person & Virtual Workshop

Leslie Wilson – Watercolors  Fresh and Loose
August 15-17, 2022 (3 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM, Hours of Instruction: 20
Advanced Beginner to Expert


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ZoomExplore watercolor painting to its fullest with emphasis upon a direct painting process, incorporating elements of design and your own creative vision.  Students will develop more advanced watercolor painting skills using still life, live model, and/or photographic references, and including demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed.

We have made the decision to do the workshop live and stream it online at the same time. If you prefer to do the workshop virtually no problem, but if you would like to attend the workshop live you can now do so. When you register we will be contacting you to see what your preference will be.

All the participants attending live or virtually will be able to view the workshop recording for 30 days.

Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up.

Leslie WilsonWorkshop Dates: August 15-17, 2022 (3 days), Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm

Instruction Hours: 20

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Expert

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $375, Members $315

Artist Website: Leslie Wilson

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Leslie Wilson is a watercolor artist offering original watercolor paintings and commissions, including landscapes, still life and figures in an impressionistic style.  Art has always been fundamental in her life.   She has focused on watercolor painting for more than 30 years, capturing the moment in vibrant light and color, both en plein air and in the studio.  She loves transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary and reminding people of the places they have been, the people they have met, and the truly remarkable light and color in our world.

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Janet Rogers 2022 Virtual Workshop

Janet Rogers - Watercolor Impression - Flowers to Figures
May 10-13, 2022 (4 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM, Hours of Instruction: 27
*Recording of entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Advanced Beginner to Expert

 

2022 Rogers Watercolor WorkshopZoomWe will begin this online workshop with our study of the nature of flowers – learning to interpret flowers in a loose and spontaneous manner – concentrating on discovering the power and movement of color, designing with individual flowers as well as groupings, values, edges (soft vs. hard), leaving white paper as part of the design, and controlling water and brush strokes to provide an intuitive experience.

This part of the workshop will involve sending you some photos of flowers, mostly individual ones (a variety), which you can use for your paintings or use your favorites photos or live flowers. I usually love live flowers but realize it is hard to share, so you can use my photos for your learning process.

We will then move into learning to interpret the head and figure which consists of a series of lessons, quick exercises and then into painting thus enabling students to gain knowledge and confidence in an approach.  In painting, we will focus on discovering the unique qualities of translucent flesh tones, features, hair, background, clothing, etc., and in the figure, the fun of discovering the gesture which is pervasive throughout the workshop.


2020 Workshop - Janet RogersWorkshop Dates: May 10-13, 2022 (4 days), Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

Instruction Hours: 27

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Expert

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $295, Members $235

Artist Website: Janet Rogers

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Janet Rogers has been a working professional artist for over 35 years and has achieved Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Florida Watercolor Society, South Carolina WatercolorSociety, and others.  She has garnered many awards over the years for her sensitive paintings of people which are spontaneous, direct, and expressive.  Janet shares easily with others her passion and joy for the fluid and unexpected nature of watercolor.  

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Janet has a busy schedule of workshops and demonstrations featuring impressions of people and flowers which are very popular across the United States, Canada, and in Europe.  Four instructional and inspiring DVDs of Janet's work, “Expressive Watercolor Florals”, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits”, “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures”, and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor” are also available.  

Janet has been featured in watercolor painting videos as well as in a delightful new interview on YouTube.


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Tom Lynch 2022 Virtual Workshop

Tom Lynch - Color and Contrast, Light and Shadow
April 18-22, 2022 (4 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM, Hours: 23
*Recording of entire workshop will be available for 30 days

Intermediate Beginner to Expert

4-day Watercolor Workshop (6 hrs. daily)
Spread out over 5 days!
Plus 2- bonus days of lecture and critique meetings

2022 Tom Lynch Workshop 2022 Tom Lynch 

ZoomThe focus of this comprehensive workshop is to go through the building blocks of creating successful FINISHED paintings.  Tom will take you beyond techniques and guide you from the photograph to the preliminary sketches, then show each of the stages in creating beautiful, finished works of art.  Each day, Tom will be available 'LIVE" for Demo's and answering questions that the students may have. There is a critique at the end of each day.

Detailed information about this unique workshop can be viewed at https://youtu.be/XHzkxiHKqrs

Tom Lynch

Workshop Dates: April 18-22, 2022 (4 days), Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Instruction Hours: 23

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  Intermediate Beginner to Expert

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $385, Members $325

Artist Website: Tom Lynch

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Tom Lynch is an internationally known watercolorist with over 50 years of experience. His work has been showcased around the world. His bold landscapes strive for a level of excitement and drama seldom seen in watercolor. “I feel that an artist is paid for their vision not their observation…normal and ordinary are not for me”. 

  • Author of 8 books and 5 PBS TV series
  • Featured artist at the US Open and PGA golf tournaments
  • 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Listed as a "Watercolor Legend" by North Light Books
  • Won "Best of Show" Architectural (Easton)
  • Won "Best of Show" Architectural (Sedona)
  • One Man Exhibition in Paris
  • One of the Leading Artists at ArtAcademyLive.com
  • Selected as Landscape Artist of the Year
  • Listed as One of the America's Top 20 Teachers
  • Referred to as One of America's Great Masters

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Andy Evansen 2022 Virtual Workshop

Andy Evansen, CWA – A Valued Approach to Watercolor
January 18-21, 2022 (4 Days), 9 AM – 4 PM, Hours of Instruction: 27
*Recording of entire workshop will be available for 30 days
All Levels


2022 Evansen-CrestingZoom“There seems to be a never-ending quest to loosen up in watercolor and it’s probably the most common goal of students. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings and editing out the non-essential, whether working from photo reference or painting on location.  I tell my students what you leave out of a painting is as important as what you put in.

Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen', it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time.  However, there are techniques that can speed up this process.  

My workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene.  These large shapes provide the artist with opportunities for lost edges when painting in watercolor, which is essential if we are to take full advantage of the medium.  Too often the 'found edges', or details, take over the painter's thinking process, and the result is a tight watercolor. " 

Participants will move on toward color paintings with a lot of individual help, and complete color painting lessons together.  Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy every day to reinforce the day’s lessons.

 “To loosen up it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.”  This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.

Andy EvansenWorkshop Dates: January 18-21, 2022 (4 days), Tuesday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Instruction Hours: 27

Recording Available: Yes

Skill Level:  All Levels

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $395, Members $335

Artist Website: Andy Evansen

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Andy’s work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005.  He’s been featured in numerous other publications since and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.  He became a Signature Member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and was elected their president in 2015.

His paintings have won numerous awards including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, and in 2015 he received the High Winds Medal and his Signature status from the American Watercolor Society.  He is also a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society. 

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His work was recently selected for inclusion in the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition in 2020. 

His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event. 

Andy has been asked to jury several exhibitions including the TWSA Exhibition in 2022, the California Watercolor Association in 2021, the New Jersey Watercolor Society in 2020 and the New England Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society and Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibitions in 2017.

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2021

Michael Holter 2021 Online Workshop

Michael Holter 2021 Online Workshop

Michael Holter, NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA– Watercolor Impressionism: Faces and Places
October 15-16, 2021 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

Many artists have an unnatural aversion to painting people, yet we know there is an attraction to the human form when viewing a painting. Not only does including people in artwork add interest and connection to the viewer, it takes the same skills as painting a landscape or still life. The method Michael demonstrates and instructs you in will take you through the necessary steps to achieve your goals and give you tools to create a well-structured representation while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke.

Michael's workshop will include insightful discussion of important aspects of figurative work such as composition and capturing a mood. You will spend time on exercises designed to heighten your techniques. There will be real-time demonstrations as well as high-speed video demos of Michael working in his studio. Students of all levels and interests will enjoy Michael's personal and up-front style of teaching as well as his inspirational approach to his work. Students will leave prepared and challenged to move on to a new level of confidence in painting portraits in watercolor.

Demo:  September 15, 2021 CWA General Meeting on Zoom
Workshop Dates: October 15-16, 2021 - 2 days, Friday-Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
Instruction Hours: 18
Recording Available: Yes
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $285 , Members $225
Artist Website: MichaelHolter.com

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David Savellano 2021 Online Workshop

David Savellano 2021 Online Workshop

David Savellano, CWA – Vacation Journaling- Ink and Watercolor
July 17 -18, 2021 2 Days, 10 AM – 3 PM, Hours: 9
Advanced Beginner to Advanced

     

David Savellano is an artist who works primarily en plein air (outdoors), creating watercolor paintings that capture random moments—on the street, in nature, and wherever else his portable easel or sketchbook takes him. “I enjoy working outdoors because it’s unpredictable and lends itself to a kind of spontaneity you just can’t get in a studio,” he says.

David lives in the Bay Area and is a native Californian, which is reflected in the sun-dappled streets and waterfront imagery that dominate his work. Although largely self-taught as a watercolor painter, he credits his 30 years as a practicing architect with having given him the drawing skills and strong sense of perspective that have elevated his artwork to a professional level.

David’s passion for outdoor painting isn’t limited to his own sketches and paintings, he also teaches it, offering classes distinguished by their intimate size and the generous amount of personal instruction he provides. His expert instruction enables students to improve their artistic skills and knowledge.

 

Demo:  June 17, 2021 CWA General Meeting on Zoom
Workshop Dates: July 17-18, 2021 - 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
Instruction Hours: 9
Recording Available: Yes
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $210 , Members $150
Artist Website: David Savellano

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Stephen Berry 2021 Online ZOOM Workshop

Stephen Berry 2021 Online ZOOM Workshop

Stephen Berry - Building a Strong Focal Point Through Composition
Exploring Shape and Color
April 16-18, 2021 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner-Advanced

    

In this workshop, as we practice our painting skills, we’ll be focusing on an often challenging subject- Composition.  The goal for our time together will be to learn to build paintings with a strong focal point, that guide the eye of the viewer and create interest through contrast.  We’ll start by exploring and playing with abstract black and white shapes, shift into notans and single color paintings, and move all the way into the usage of a limited color palette.  On the final day, you will take what you have learned and apply it as you choose to your own subject matter.  Online instruction will feature topical lectures (which will be available for later re-viewing), skills based activities, rough sketching, and complete paintings 

Demo: March 17, 2021  CWA General Meetings
Workshop Dates: April 16-18, 2021 3 days, 9 AM – 4 PM
Instruction Hours: 18
Recording Available: Yes
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $285 , Members $225
Artist Website: Stephen Berry

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Charles Rouse 2021 Online Workshop

Charles Rouse 2021 Online Workshop

Charles Rouse - Shaping Up Your Watercolors
March 15-18, 2021 - 4 Days, All Levels

   

In this four day workshop you will receive valuable lessons from renowned transparent watercolorist, Charles Rouse. Charles’ subject matter ranges broadly from intimate portraits, to detailed still-lifes, to captivating landscapes and seascapes and practically anything in-between. While his technique varies per subject, you will learn about his value and shape-based method, and have plenty of time to practice and work together on every piece.

“As an instructor, I do not demo, per say. We work together on every piece, I answer questions and give advice, and we solve problems together as we paint. You learn by painting. You need to do it, not talk about it. That comes later.”

Demo:  February 17, 2021 CWA General Meeting on Zoom
Workshop Dates: March 15-18, 2021 - 4 days, Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm
Instruction Hours: 24
Recording Available: Yes
Skill Level:  All
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $305 , Members $245
Artist Website: Charles Rouse

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Thomas Schaller 2021 Online Workshop II

Thomas Schaller 2021 Online Workshop II

Thomas Schaller AWS NWS TWSA - The Architecture of Light, Virtual Workshop
February 4-6, 2021 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

       

"The focus of my workshops is far less concerned with technical expertise and far more about inspiration and observation. Specifically, the focus is on finding and expressing ourselves with our unique personal artistic voice." - Thomas Schaller

A common phrase we often hear is: "Mother Nature is the best teacher." While Tom agrees that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention. In Tom's workshops, painting indoors or out, he demonstrates the fundamentals and crucial importance of identifying strong compositional subjects for the artist. No amount of technical expertise or finesse evident in a final painting can compensate for a composition lacking in the strength and clarity of a strong initial intent, a main idea, and a solid value organization. We will try to learn how to see the beautiful and infinite compositions all around us and within us in the most grand and most humble of scenes.

Demo:  January 20, 2021 
Workshop Dates: February 4-6, 2021 - 3 days, Thursday-Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
Hours of Instruction: 18
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $310 , Members $250
Artist Website: Thomas Schaller

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Thomas Schaller 2021 Online Workshop

Thomas Schaller 2021 Online Workshop

Thomas Schaller AWS NWS TWSA - The Architecture of Light, Virtual Workshop
January 23-25, 2021 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

       

"The focus of my workshops is far less concerned with technical expertise and far more about inspiration and observation. Specifically, the focus is on finding and expressing ourselves with our unique personal artistic voice." - Thomas Schaller

A common phrase we often hear is: "Mother Nature is the best teacher." While Tom agrees that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention. In Tom's workshops, painting indoors or out, he demonstrates the fundamentals and crucial importance of identifying strong compositional subjects for the artist. No amount of technical expertise or finesse evident in a final painting can compensate for a composition lacking in the strength and clarity of a strong initial intent, a main idea, and a solid value organization. We will try to learn how to see the beautiful and infinite compositions all around us and within us in the most grand and most humble of scenes.

Demo:  January 20, 2021 
Workshop Dates: January 23-25, 2021 - 3 days, Saturday-Monday, 9 am - 4 pm
Hours of Instruction: 18
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $310 , Members $250
Artist Website: Thomas Schaller

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2020

Michael Holter Watercolor Impressionism - ONLINE

Michael Holter Watercolor Impressionism - ONLINE

Michael Holter- Watercolor Impressionism ONLINE
October 29-30, 2020 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

     

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

You will experience Michael's well-produced online watercolor workshop through Zoom and other special high-quality online streams. You will have an opportunity to paint along with his demos or watch carefully, and for up to two weeks from the recorded session. The workshop will be interactive.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and you will be able to follow along and paint with him during the demos.

Workshop sessions will be recorded and available to view at the participant's convenience.


Demo: Michael Holter's CWA Demo on our YouTube channel
Workshop Dates:
  October 29-30, 2021 - 2 days, Friday-Saturday, 9am-4pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $250 , Members $225
Artist Website: Michael Holter

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Fealing Lin 2020 - CANCELLED

Fealing Lin 2020 - CANCELLED

Fealing Lin - Luminous Faces and Figures CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
October 19-22, 2020 - 4 Days, Intermediate to Advanced

   

Although portrait painting can be very intimidating, Fealing will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness to watercolor. You will also learn how to capture the quality of light available to you. You will achieve a level of transparency with your images and develop an understanding of head architecture that will give you the confidence to take on even the most challenging portraits. Award-winning watercolorist, Fealing combines semi-abstract strokes and impressionistic concepts to elicit life and movement in her portrait and figure paintings. There will be daily lecture, exercise and demo. Fealing will assist and critique student's works whatever way she could, and allow the students to work on their own pace. During this workshop, learn how value and temperature change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. By balancing colors and weaving lights and darks, you will achieve painterly and successful paintings. She will spend time in the workshop discussing the value and essentials of a good drawing, although the focus will be on painting.

Demo: October 21, 2020 CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  October 19-22, 2020 - 4 days, Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $525 , Members $465
Artist Website: Fealing Lin

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Michael Holter 2020 Portraits - CANCELLED

Michael Holter 2020 Portraits - CANCELLED

Michael Holter, NWS, TWSA, OPS, SWS - Portraits - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
September 16-17, 2020 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting paintings of places. You will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and also show you several high-speed video demonstrations. Many watercolorists have an aversion to painting people and with that in mind, special attention will be paid to the steps Michael uses to paint his award-winning figurative paintings. He will break down the process, from how to use the camera to capture exciting painting subjects, to adding sparkle to the finished piece. By the end of the workshop, you will feel confident that you can complete successful paintings. We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience. Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and discuss other artist's work and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Demo:  September 16, 2020 CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  September 16-17, 2020 - 2 days, Wednesday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $330 , Members $270
Artist Website: Michael Holter

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Roland Lee 2020 - CANCELLED

Roland Lee 2020 - CANCELLED

Roland Lee - Landscape - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
August 20-21, 2020 - 2 Days, Thursday-Friday, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

This workshop is designed to help artists become better interpreters of the landscape by learning to see how nature catches our attention. Our role is not to duplicate nature but to create new images based on our personal experiences. Using Powerpoint and live demonstrations, plus printed handouts, Roland will guide us through the steps he uses to create exciting studio landscape paintings from on-location sketchbook studies and ordinary reference photos. We will do a number of paintings studies in class, and complete one small finished painting. Roland will be demonstrating in watercolors, all levels are welcome, but the experienced watercolorist will probably gain the most from his presentation. Subjects include: Seeing the light; Amazing 3-minute skies; Unraveling the secrets of negative painting; Guaranteeing success with sketchbook value studies; and Creating winning paintings from wimpy photos.

Workshop Dates:  August 20-21, 2020 - 2 days, Thursday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $360 , Members $300
Artist Website: Roland Lee

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Leslie Wilson 2020 - CANCELLED

Leslie Wilson 2020 - CANCELLED

Leslie Wilson, CWA - Watercolors Fresh and Loose - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
July 15-18, 2020 - 4 Days, Intermediate to Advanced

  

In this workshop, Leslie Wilson will teach students a direct painting method for an impressionistic result. She will help you explore brush techniques, find areas of emphasis and employ connections to promote looseness, and keep the viewer's eyes moving through the painting. She will challenge students to ask themselves "what the painting needs," instead of reproducing all that exists in front of them. The students will use still life, figures, and photos as source material and will be introduced to a variety of painting exercises. Leslie believes that good paintings begin with a contour drawing, which hones observation skills and provides a roadmap for the painting. During the painting process, colors are slightly worked out on the palette or mixed directly on the paper, incorporating soft and hard edges. Students will be shown how to use correct value, color, and shape the first time, rather than overworking. Join Leslie for an exciting artistic journey to develop a fresh and loose style of painting!

Demo:  General meeting Demo will be by Judith Kunzle July 15, 2020
Workshop Dates:
  July 15-18, 2020 - 4 days, Wednesday to Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $390 , Members $330
Artist Website: Leslie Wilson

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Peggi Habets 2020, Landscapes and Cityscapes - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets 2020, Landscapes and Cityscapes - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets - Creating Landscapes and Cityscapes with Personality and Mood - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
May 20-21, 2020 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

In this 2-day workshop, we will work to create a place and time that evokes mood and atmosphere, rather than a copy of a photo. Day 1 will focus on the landscape/cityscape only and Day 2 will focus on painting figures in a scene. Although there will be a daily demo, this is not a follow along, step-by-step workshop; participants will be encouraged to develop their own personal style using their own reference material.

Demo:  May 20, CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  May 20-21, 2020 - 2 days, Wednesday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $335 , Members $275
Artist Website:  Peggi Habets

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Peggi Habets 2020, Portraits and Figures - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets 2020, Portraits and Figures - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets- Creating Expressive Portraits and Figures - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
May 18-19, 2020 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

In this 2-day workshop, we will be expanding our idea of what a portrait is and will create personal works of art, rather than a copy of a photo. Day one will focus on the face and Day 2 will focus on the figure in a setting. Although there will be a daily demo, this is not a follow along, step-by-step workshop; participants will be encouraged to develop their own personal style using their own reference material.

Demo:  May 20, CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  May 18-19, 2020 - 2 days, Monday-Tuesday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $335 , Members $275
Artist Website:  Peggi Habets

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Thomas Schaller 2020 II - CANCELLED

Thomas Schaller 2020 II - CANCELLED

Thomas Schaller, AWS, NWS, TWSA- The Architecture of Light II - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 precautions
March 23-25, 2020 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

      

"The focus of my workshops is far less concerned with technical expertise and far more about inspiration and observation. Specifically, the focus is on finding and expressing ourselves with our unique personal artistic voice." - Thomas Schaller

A common phrase we often hear is: "Mother Nature is the best teacher." While Tom agrees that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention. In Tom's workshops, painting indoors or out, he demonstrates the fundamentals and crucial importance of identifying strong compositional subjects for the artist. No amount of technical expertise or finesse evident in a final painting can compensate for a composition lacking in the strength and clarity of a strong initial intent, a main idea, and a solid value organization. We will try to learn how to see the beautiful and infinite compositions all around us and within us in the most grand and most humble of scenes.

Demo:  March 18, 2020 CWA General Meeting - CANCELLED
Workshop Dates:  March 23-25, 2020 - 3 days, Monday-Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $510 , Members $450
Artist Website: Thomas Schaller

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Thomas Schaller 2020 - CANCELLED

Thomas Schaller 2020 - CANCELLED

Thomas Schaller - The Architecture of Light - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
March 18-20, 2020 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

      

"The focus of my workshops is far less concerned with technical expertise and far more about inspiration and observation. Specifically, the focus is on finding and expressing ourselves with our unique personal artistic voice." - Thomas Schaller

A common phrase we often hear is: "Mother Nature is the best teacher." While Tom agrees that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention. In Tom's workshops, painting indoors or out, he demonstrates the fundamentals and crucial importance of identifying strong compositional subjects for the artist. No amount of technical expertise or finesse evident in a final painting can compensate for a composition lacking in the strength and clarity of a strong initial intent, a main idea, and a solid value organization. We will try to learn how to see the beautiful and infinite compositions all around us and within us in the most grand and most humble of scenes.

Demo:  March 18, 2020 CWA General Meeting - CANCELLED
Workshop Dates:  March 18-20, 2020 - 3 days, Wednesday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $510 , Members $450
Artist Website: Thomas Schaller

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Michael Reardon 2020

Michael Reardon 2020

Michael Reardon - Watercolor Techniques
January 31-February 2, 2020 - 3 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.

Location: Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton CA 94566   See Map here
Workshop Dates:
  January 31 - February 2, 2020,  3 days, Friday - Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $485 , Members $425
Artist Website: Michael Reardon

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2019

Mark Mehaffey 2019 - CANCELLED

Mark Mehaffey 2019 - CANCELLED

Mark Mehaffey - Experiment for Fun, Design for Success, Traditional to Experimental
September 18-21, 2019 - 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

WORKSHOP CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.