Premier Workshops

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.


Workshop Information

Premier & Weekend Workshop prices are discounted for SDWS Members.  To receive the discounted price, please log in before registering. If you are not a member or your membership has expired and would like to receive the discounted price, renew your membership or join SDWS prior to signing up.

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In-Gallery Workshops: All in-gallery workshops are held in our beautify light-filled education center inside the San Diego Watercolor Gallery in The ARTS District of Liberty Station. (Location)

ZOOM Workshops: Virtual workshops will be conducted using Zoom. They will include a combination of live painting demo(s), interactive communication with the instructor, and individual painting time - all from the convenience of your home / studio.

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Questions?  Please contact our workshops registrar at registrar@sdws.org or the workshops director at workshops@sdws.org.


Sketches to Watercolor - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Sketches to Watercolor - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Instructor: Gabriel Stockton

In this workshop we will explore how to make your sketches work for your paintings.  Get familiar with your subject by doing a four-placement study, creating a vignette, value study, monochromatic and full color painting.  Learn the watercolor medium with confidence by putting in the time before working on your masterpiece for a gallery.  You will be encouraged to create painterly pictures from photo reference.

This class will be given through Zoom.

All Levels Welcome

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, August 15th, 2020 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Stylized Watercolors - ZOOM Workshop

Stylized Watercolors - ZOOM Workshop

Instructor: Sterling Edwards

Join world renowned watercolorist Sterling Edwards as he explains and demonstrates his process for developing eye catching and thought provoking stylized paintings with watercolor. All skill levels are invited to this creative and exciting class. 

This class will be given through Zoom.

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Non Members Fee: $270.00 Members Fee: $250.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Going Beyond a Likeness, A Portraiture Class in Watercolor - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Going Beyond a Likeness, A Portraiture Class in Watercolor - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Instructor: Nancy Oleska

In this two day workshop, we will explore how color, value and abstraction can work together to produce a watercolor portrait that goes beyond simply creating a likeness. 

This workshop will be given through Zoom. 

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, October 17th, 2020 - Sunday, October 18th, 2020 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Developing a Style - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Developing a Style - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Instructor:  Gordon Bashant

In this workshop you will work on color along with ideas for and distortion of “subjects.” The emphasis will be on finding your unique style. This class will help newer painters get off on the right track and inspire experienced painters to find new ways to look at a blank piece of paper.

This class will be given through Zoom.

All Levels Welcome

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, November 14th, 2020 - Sunday, November 15th, 2020 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up