Adult Beginner Classes

The San Diego Watercolor Society Beginner Classes 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.

SDWS offers a very popular series of classes twice a year for adults new to watercolor or for those adults who wish to renew their interest and skill level. You do not have to be a SDWS member to attend these classes. Each series consists of six Saturday classes with all supplies provided. Students may elect to just take one class or attend all six. All students who take at least four of these classes will receive a SDWS membership, free for one year.

Our instructors come from SDWS’s Education/Outreach Committee. In addition to teaching beginner classes, they volunteer their time to teach art classes to all ages - in schools, after school programs and senior centers. As well as being active members of SDWS, many of our instructors are credentialed teachers who have recently retired or are in between teaching positions.

After the Beginner Basics class, the next classes will begin with a review of key watercolor techniques and then focus on a specific topic. These additional class topics are: Color and Value, Drawing for Watercolor, The Still Life - Bringing It All Together, Landscapes, and finally Mixed Media. All classes are held in the gallery’s education center. We hope new students will enjoy this new creative outlet and then join our membership by taking other workshops taught by a variety of professional instructors from across the country and from our own membership.


Beginner #1 Beginner Basics

Beginner #1 Beginner Basics

Instructor: Jami Wright

Beginner Basics: Learn and practice the main watercolor techniques. Also get lots of information about watercolor painting supplies - paint, brushes and paper as well as where to find them. And much more...

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
18 Bookings. 0 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM

WAIT LIST ONLY

Workshop is full.  If you wish to be on the Wait List for this workshop, please contact SDWS at workshops@sdws.org.

Beginner #2 Color and Value

Beginner #2 Color and Value

Instructor: Julie Anderson

Color and Value: Learn about and practice color wheels, color mixing, color value, warm/cool colors, complements, neutrals and general color theory. Students will complete a simple painting in the afternoon.

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
13 Bookings. 2 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

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Beginner #3 Drawing for Watercolor

Beginner #3 Drawing for Watercolor

Instructor: Julie Anderson

Drawing for Watercolor: Learn how to plan and sketch a painting through the use of basic composition, perspective and grids. Also, learn how to use a photo reference and then complete a simple watercolor scene in the afternoon.

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
8 Bookings. 7 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #4 Still Life - Bringing It All Together

Beginner #4 Still Life - Bringing It All Together

Instructor: Susan Hewitt

Still Life - Bringing It All Together. Review watercolor techniques and composition considerations. Learn about the Principles of Art (balance, pattern, rhythm, emphasis, unity/variety and movement.)

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, April 7th, 2018
5 Bookings. 10 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #5 Landscapes

Beginner #5 Landscapes

Instructor: Jami Wright

Landscapes and Atmospheric Perspective: Learn how to handle the illusion of distance and depth through the use of atmospheric perspective - color value, object location, object sizes, detail and textures.

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
5 Bookings. 10 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #6 Introduction to Mixed Media

Beginner #6 Introduction to Mixed Media

Instructor: Carolyn Sullivan Mixed Media:

Learn how to take your watercolors to a new and creative direction by adding a variety of materials such as textured papers, acrylics, oil pastels and more.

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
3 Bookings. 12 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #1 Beginner Basics

Beginner #1 Beginner Basics

Instructor: Jami Wright

Beginner Basics: Learn and practice the main watercolor techniques. Also get lots of information about watercolor painting supplies - paint, brushes and paper as well as where to find them. And much more...

Find out more…

Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, July 7th, 2018
0 Bookings. 18 places available.
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #2 Color and Value

Beginner #2 Color and Value

Instructor: Julie Anderson

Color and Value: Learn about and practice color wheels, color mixing, color value, warm/cool colors, complements, neutrals and general color theory. Students will complete a simple painting in the afternoon.

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
0 Bookings. 15 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #3 Drawing for Watercolor

Beginner #3 Drawing for Watercolor

Instructor: Julie Anderson

Drawing for Watercolor: Learn how to plan and sketch a painting through the use of basic composition, perspective and grids. Also, learn how to use a photo reference and then complete a simple watercolor scene in the afternoon.

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
1 Bookings. 14 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #4 Still Lie - Bringing It All Together

Beginner #4 Still Lie - Bringing It All Together

Instructor: Susan Hewitt

Still Life - Bringing It All Together. Review watercolor techniques and composition considerations. Learn about the Principles of Art (balance, pattern, rhythm, emphasis, unity/variety and movement.)

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Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
0 Bookings. 15 places available.
9:00 AM-12:00 AM Login and sign up

Beginner #5 Landscapes

Beginner #5 Landscapes

Instructor: Jami Wright

Landscapes and Atmospheric Perspective: Learn how to handle the illusion of distance and depth through the use of atmospheric perspective - color value, object location, object sizes, detail and textures.

Find out more…

Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
0 Bookings. 15 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up

Beginner #6 Introduction to Mixed Media

Beginner #6 Introduction to Mixed Media

Instructor: Carolyn Sullivan Mixed Media:

Learn how to take your watercolors to a new and creative direction by adding a variety of materials such as textured papers, acrylics, oil pastels and more.

Find out more…

Non Members Fee: $75.00 Members Fee: $75.00

This workshop takes place on:

DateTime
Saturday, December 8th, 2018
0 Bookings. 15 places available.
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up