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CWA Workshops

CWA strives 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 online during the pandemic - when it is over we will resume having them at California State University East Bay
Concord Campus, Art Lab
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord, CA 94521
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • When taking a CWA virtual workshop we will provide students with a limited-time link to view a recording of the workshop.
  • CWA will provide a link to a facebook page where students will be able to post their work for the artist and workshop participants to view. 
  • Discounts for CWA Members:  To receive the Member discount, you must log in, choose Workshops, then click the blue Sign Up Now button. If you are not a CWA member, you may click the Sign Up Now button at any time.
  • Sign up for more than one workshop at the same time and receive an automatic 10% discount off the total 
  • Waitlists: To get on our waiting list contact our registrar at registrar@californiawatercolor.org
  • Pay online: Pay through your PayPal account or Visa/Master Card (which will be accepted by PayPal)
  • Pay by check: 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.
  • Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy: Registering for a workshop means you are accepting our terms and conditions and cancellation policy.
  • For more information, contact your Workshop Team at registrar@californiawatercolor.org

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Watercolor Workshops 2022

California Watercolor Association Workshop Series 2022

Leslie Wilson 2022 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


2022 Wilson-Treasure Hunt2022 Wilson-Green Truck for Lafayette2022 Wilson-Silver Dollars


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.

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.

DateTime
Monday, August 15, 2022 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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 download and 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 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.

Learn more about Michael Reardon

DateTime
Monday, September 19, 2022 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022
19 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 download and print out the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.


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), Monday through Wednesday, 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."

DateTime
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Friday, October 14, 2022
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 download and print out the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.