Workshop Information

Currently, our San Diego County and the CA Department of Health
recommends wearing masks when indoors and when you are around those 
who may be vulnerable to the virus

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.

 

Travel Photos to Watercolor Landscapes - LIVE IN GALLERY WORKSHOP

Travel Photos to Watercolor Landscapes - LIVE IN GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor: Jami Wright

Jami will show you ways to create watercolor landscapes using your favorite travel photos as reference.  You will create a painting with visual impact that shows the best aspects of your subject.

 Experience level: Advanced Beginners Or Higher

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 - Sunday, February 26, 2023
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Light Values and Atmosphere

Light Values and Atmosphere

Instructor: Gabriel Stockton - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Capture scenes of San Diego, California, such as historic areas, boats and beaches in

beautiful watercolor. Learn confident brush strokes, bright colors and create eye-
catching watercolor paintings.

Expierence Level: All

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023 - Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Watery Watercolor

Watery Watercolor

 Instructor: Drew Bandish -  LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Let's paint landscapes with water subjects. Drew will show you how to master painting
various types water scenes. Composition and design will be explored.

Experience Level: All

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Matting and Framing – June 24, 2023 (one day only)

Matting and Framing – June 24, 2023 (one day only)

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

Instructors Susan Hewitt and Denise Tverdoch - LIVE IN GALLERY WORKSHOP

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.

 

All levels welcome.

 

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Non Members Fee: $120.00 Members Fee: $100.00

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Up through the Layers -Acrylic Mixed Media – ZOOM

Up through the Layers -Acrylic Mixed Media – ZOOM

Instructor: Chris Cozen - ZOOM WORKSHOP

Explore color, pattern and line with nature as your inspiration. Layer, manipulate and
create with acrylic paint without constraints to create unique and interesting paintings.
Chris is known for her generous and patient style of teaching

Experience Level: All

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Sunday, August 20, 2023
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Portraits in Watercolor

Portraits in Watercolor

 

Instructor: Susan Hewitt

If you always wanted to paint portraits this is the class for you Susan will guide you in allaspects of portrait painting, including color choices, shapes and proportion. This is the perfect follow up class if you have attended Susan's Beginner Portrait Class.

 

Experience Level: All Levels

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Non Members Fee: $185.00 Members Fee: $165.00

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 - Sunday, November 19, 2023
Time:
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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