Updated Workshop Schedules for 2022

The 2022 year of workshops and instruction offered by the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) is being finalized! You can start to find out about these exciting offerings at these links:

Premier Workshops are typically four days and take place during the week. They are taught by nationally and internationally renowned artists. Workshops are open to artist of all levels. These workshops are both virtual (held on Zoom) or in-person in the gallery at SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Find information about them here:


Weekend Workshops are held on Saturdays and Sundays and are open to artist of all levels. These workshops are mostly in in-person at the SDWS gallery, but may also be held virtually on Zoom. Find information about them here:


Beginner Workshops: In addition, SDWS offers a very popular series of workshops twice a year for adults new to watercolor or for those adults who wish to renew their interest and skill level. You do not have to be a SDWS member to attend these workshops. Each series consists of seven Saturday workshops with all supplies provided. Students may elect to just take one workshop or attend all seven. All students who are not members and take at least four of these workshops will receive a SDWS membership, free for one year. Find out about these workshops here:


There are several changes to this workshop schedule as of December 2021.

  • Bob Burridge for  3 day Zoom Premier ZOOM  workshop on April 11, 12 & 13, 2022 (in place of Linda Kemp). Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage .   Cost: Members $250/ Non members $27. 9am – 3pm with 1 hour lunch. For beginners with little experience, to advanced artists. This workshop will emphasize loose, expressive abstract techniques, creative tearing and paint splashing. The workshop will focus on painting a series, based on specific color combinations and themes. Think “artist retreat”, producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show.  Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Check back to the SDWS premier workshops page (link above) prior to this workshop for more details.
  • Kim Johnson Nechtman for a 3-day weekend workshop. Painting Animals With Character and Figures On The Beach. Experience Level: Some watercolor experience recommended. This is a  3 day Zoom workshop on May 21, 22 & 23, 2022. Cost: Members $250/ Non members $275. The workshop will be from 9am to 3:30 pm with 1/2 hour lunch. Check back to the SDWS weekend workshop page (link above) prior to this workshop for more details.

Make a resolution NOW to improve your watercolor skills in 2022 by enrolling in one – or several! – of these workshops in 2022.

Happy painting!

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