Workshops

The San Diego Watercolor Society Workshops are held in our beautiful, light-filled education center in the SDWS Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Bldg #202, San Diego, CA 92106.

Education Center The occasional plein-air workshops are held
outdoors on location.

Prices are discounted for SDWS Members.  To receive the discounted price, please log in, then choose Workshops to find the desired workshop, register and receive the automatic discount.

If you are not a member and would like to receive the discounted price, Renew your membership or Join SDWS  then log in, choose Workshops to find the desired workshop, register and receive the automatic discount.

To register for a workshop, please go to Registration.

Questions?  Contact registrar Dee Ruark 619-876-4550 or email her at workshops@sdws.org.


Workshops

Critique and Open Studio

Critique and Open Studio

Instructor:  Katherine Chang Liu

This workshop is for artists who have come to the point where they wish to evaluate their recent work and take it to a more distinguished personal level and/or who seek some clarity about his/her artistic strength and focus.  Katherine works with each artist individually providing an in-depth review, discussing with each student options to make his/her artistic efforts more current and more in keeping with the artist’s ideas and natural strengths.
Lectures make up another part of this workshops, with over 20 powerpoint lectures available to address content and the forms of visual language relating specifically to the class. Contemporary considerations of visual artists in watermedia and artists in general will be showcased.

 

Experience Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

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Non Members Fee: $590.00 Members Fee: $550.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, August 7th, 2017 - Friday, August 11th, 2017 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Workshop is full.  Please contact SDWS at sdwsregistrar@gmail.com if interested in being on the wait list.

Watercolor Techniques

Watercolor Techniques

Instructor:  Joe Garcia

The Watercolor Bible author and artist will demonstrate various painting tips and techniques, including wet into
wet, dry brush, and glazing. Reference materials will be provided, but students may bring their own material.
Joe will spend time with each student for help with any painting problems.

Experience Level:  All Levels

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Non Members Fee: $290.00 Members Fee: $250.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - Sunday, August 20th, 2017 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Workshop is full.  If you wish to be on the Wait List, please contact SDWS at sdwsregistrar@gmail.com.

Experimental Mixed Watermedia

Experimental Mixed Watermedia

Instructor:  Elaine Harvey

Loose, luminous, experimental starts inspire creative ideas and solutions as watercolor or fluid acrylic flow .  .  Students will learn techniques for beginning  freely,  and then gently disciplining the results  so that they can become finished, well-designed  and out-of-the-ordinary paintings. Class will include flexible planning, analyzing and applying design, and making changes by paint removal and covering areas with opaque media or collage paper.  Students will make several experimental starts, choose one,  and then work toward completing it.  They may pursue their own images or follow the instructor’s lead.  

Experience Level:  Some experience in the chosen medium will be helpful, but brave beginners are also welcome.

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Non Members Fee: $175.00 Members Fee: $150.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 - Sunday, September 17th, 2017 9:00 AM-12:00 AM Login and sign up

From Sketchbook to Studio - Painting Light in Watercolor

From Sketchbook to Studio - Painting Light in Watercolor

Instructor:  Iain Stewart

Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist, Iain Stewart's, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched for its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression. 

Experience Level:  All levels

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Non Members Fee: $440.00 Members Fee: $400.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Monday, November 13th, 2017 - Thursday, November 16th, 2017 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Matting and Framing

Matting and Framing

Instructors:  Denise Tverdoch and Susan Hewitt

Save time and money by doing your own framing.  In this one day workshop we will teach the basics of matting and framing for gallery exhibition.  You will learn about framing options, acceptable matting and glazing.  Multiple mounting techniques, including floating, will be covered.  Mat cutting, double mats, multiple openings – you will have the opportunity to learn it all.

Limited enrollment will provide plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Experience Level:  all levels

 

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Matting and Framing

Matting and Framing

Instructors:  Denise Tverdoch and Susan Hewitt

Save time and money by doing your own framing.  In this one day workshop we will teach the basics of matting and framing for gallery exhibition.  You will learn about framing options, acceptable matting and glazing.  Multiple mounting techniques, including floating, will be covered.  Mat cutting, double mats, multiple openings – you will have the opportunity to learn it all.

Limited enrollment will provide plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Experience Level:  all levels

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Sunday, November 19th, 2017 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up