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

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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DateTime
Friday, November 9, 2018 - Saturday, November 10, 2018
Full
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.


Watercolor Workshops 2019

CWA Workshop Series 2019

Jean Haines 2019

Jean Haines 2019

Jean Haines, SWA - Loose and Free, Watercolor Inspiration
2 Identical Classes for 2 Days each, February 19-20 and February 22-23
Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

Internationally renowned Watercolor Artist, Jean Haines, offers an exciting workshop that will help us look at how to work in a loose style minus the use of a preliminary sketch. We will paint a variety of subjects in ways that seem to magically bring them to life. Jean will guide us from the first decision of choosing what to paint, to selecting a wide range of techniques, along with dramatic color combinations for adding impact to gain unique results. This workshop will aim at bringing the best out of you as an original artist and have you leaving feeling motivated and inspired.

Offering Two Identical Classes! Choose one and click the "Sign up now" button below to register.

Demo:  February 20, CWA General Meeting
Workshop 1:
  February 19-20, 2 days, Tuesday - Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm
Workshop 2:  February 22-23, 2 days, Friday - Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced

Registration Fees:  Non-Members $485, Members $425
Artist Website:  Jean Haines

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Important Note:  These 2 classes are identical.
Please register for one class only unless you want to take the second class to sharpen the skills you learned.

DateTime
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Full
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

WAIT LIST ONLY

Please click here to be added to the waitlist.

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Saturday, February 23, 2019
Full
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 (Download), fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form


Brenda Swenson 2019

Brenda Swenson 2019

Brenda Swenson, WW, NWWS, SDWS- Sketching Techniques with Watercolor
March 21-23, 3 Days, All Levels

     

Enjoy the charming, loose, and colorful nature of watercolor at its best, while sketching! Sharpen your observation skills, color awareness, and learn simple design principles. Each day we'll explore various sketching tools, techniques, and papers. Learn how a sketch can be complete in itself, or a road map to larger studio paintings. Whether you want to improve your drawing skills, create travel journals, or take that next step as an artist, you will come away from this workshop excited and inspired about your artwork. Students will benefit from informative demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one-on-one help.

Demo:  March 20, CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  March 21-23, 3 days - Thursday-Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  All levels
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $450 , Members $390
Artist Website:  Brenda Swenson

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DateTime
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Saturday, March 23, 2019
11 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 (Download), fill it out and mail it with your check to the name and address printed on the form.


Soon Y. Warren 2019

Soon Y. Warren 2019

Soon Young Warren, AWS, NWS - Vibrant Watercolors
May 13-15, 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

     

Join us as award-winning artist, Soon Young Warren, share her process in creating breath-taking brilliance in her master piece paintings. In this workshop, you will learn how to use glazing and washing techniques to create luminous, brilliant colors of crystal and red silk background in your paintings. Students will also learn how to apply masking fluid to preserve the white of the paper for highlights. You will have a "hands-on" painting experience while learning the concept of color theory and relationships as well as layering, washing, glazing colors, and detailing to finalize the painting. Soon will provide students with one-on-one guidance as well as helpful critiques all throughout the workshop. Be ready to get wowed!

Demo:  May 15, CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:  May 13-15, 3 Days, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Member $450, Member $390
Artist Website:  Soon Young Warren

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DateTime
Monday, May 13, 2019 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
18 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.


Don Andrews 2019 Landscapes

Don Andrews 2019 Landscapes

Don Andrews, AWS - Landscapes
July 15-16, 2 Days, All Levels