Workshop Information

Guidance for the Use of Masks (Per the California Department of Public Health as of February 16, 2022):

  • Unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all Indoor Public Settings.  
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking (when the risk may be high).

All workshop particpants must have an account on our website to register for a workshop. SDWS Members should log in to their account prior to registering. If you are not a member and do not have an account, please click HERE to create a free account.

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

Please contact our workshops registrar at registrar@sdws.org or the workshops director at workshops@sdws.org with any questions.

In-Gallery Workshops: All in-gallery workshops are held in our beautifully 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.

Click HERE for Virtual Workshop Technology Requirements

Click HERE for Workshop Refund Policy

Click HERE for Nearby Hotel Accomodations


Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops are held on Saturdays and Sundays and are open to artist of all levels.

 

Bold Contemporary Realism - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Bold Contemporary Realism - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor:  Diane Morgan

Get started or improve with solid basic skills for creating realistic watercolorsthat glow and pop.  Learn to add drama and impact starting with a strong image and using good color choices to make the subject take center stage.  Learn color mixing both on the palette and on the paper. 

Techniques will be learned while creating a finished painting. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance along the way.

This workshop is suitable for beginner through intermediate and beyond.

 

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Matting and Framing, Plus All About Finishing the New Substrats - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Matting and Framing, Plus All About Finishing the New Substrats - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

* * * THIS IS A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP * * *

Instructors Susan Hewitt and Denise Tverdoch

Learn the basics of matting framing for gallery exhibitions. The workshop will cover framing options, acceptable matting and glazing methods. We will explore multiple mounting techniques including floating. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to cut mats using various mat cutters.

You will learn the secret to perfectly aligned double matting and how to create multiple diptychs and triptychs. In addition, cradle board framing, our newest substrate, will be demonstrated. Also discover ways how to properly package your artwork for shipping.

All levels welcome.

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Non Members Fee: $120.00 Members Fee: $100.00

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Matting and Framing, Plus All About Finishing the New Substrats - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Matting and Framing, Plus All About Finishing the New Substrats - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

* * * THIS IS A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP * * *

Instructors Susan Hewitt and Denise Tverdoch

Learn the basics of matting framing for gallery exhibitions. The workshop will cover framing options, acceptable matting and glazing methods. We will explore multiple mounting techniques including floating. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to cut mats using various mat cutters.

You will learn the secret to perfectly aligned double matting and how to create multiple diptychs and triptychs. In addition, cradle board framing, our newest substrate, will be demonstrated. Also discover ways how to properly package your artwork for shipping.

All levels welcome.

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Non Members Fee: $120.00 Members Fee: $100.00

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Exciting Figures on a Textured Background -- LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Exciting Figures on a Textured Background -- LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor:  Julie Anderson

Learn to design and use value plans to turn your photo references and/or figure drawings into exciting paintings full of texture.  Using photo references, gridding up drawings, applying tracing paper to watercolor paper backing, and use of color schemes will be covered. 

All skill levels welcome

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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iPad Art with Procreate - ZOOM WORKSHOP

iPad Art with Procreate - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Instructor: Pat Kodet

This weekend workshop will be an introduction to the App Procreate. No experience necessary.  Handouts  for everything will be included, leaving you free to work with your iPad.

Day 1 you will learn the Interface, Drawing, Guides, Color, Working with Photos.

Day 2 will include Preference settings, Gallery Organization, Actions, Crop, Layers, Text, Gestures, Tips, and more.

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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