Workshop Information

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.

Creating from Chaos - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Creating from Chaos - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor: Ed Labadie

Explore an exciting method of creating works from wild wonderful beginnings, then develop the images you discover.  Ed guides students to design with dynamic shapes, contemplate narrative and drama, or enhance traditional scenes.  Expect valuable demos, personal attention, essential techniques and tips, presented in a relaxed supportive atmosphere.

All experience skill levels are welcome

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Unique Techniques in an Arches World - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Unique Techniques in an Arches World - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor: Chuck McPherson

Learn to produce watercolor paintings with a unique flair that draw attention and curiosity from viewers, maybe even juror awards. Develop a unique statement using everyday materials, like sandpaper, corrugated cardboard, magic eraser and x-acto knife.  The workshop will have daily demonstrations, along with one-on-one observation time with Chuck.  You will walk away with some intriguing new tools for your paint box.

All experience skill levels are welcome

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022 - Sunday, January 16, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Watercolors That Glow -LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Watercolors That Glow -LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor: Julie Crouch

In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to simplify shapes and values of subjects that will create a balanced and harmonious painting.  You will also learn how to use a limited palette to paint in layers that will create paintings that glow. Julie will share her secrets about the importance of having an organized approach to painting. This workshop will take your painting to the next level by learning to paint watercolors that glow.

All experience skill levels are welcome

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 - Sunday, February 20, 2022
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Textural Watercolor Exploration - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Textural Watercolor Exploration - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor: Rise Parberry

Learn to use granulating watercolors and saturated paper to portray your unique world view.  Move beyond painting literal representations by learning to distill the essence your subject matter.  Learn about the use of symbols for emotional impact that will produce fresh and powerful statements. Rise will share techniques for recovering light shapes while painting medium and dark values with gorgeous textures. 

Watercolor experience is required.

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

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