Workshops and Demonstrations

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SCVWS sponsors workshops and demonstrations throughout the year, and for several years in advance. We welcome members and non-members to participate. For more information about any workshop, send an email to workshops email If you'd like to know more about joining SCVWS, vist our Membership Page.

Workshop hours are 9:00am - 4:00pm daily, with the exception of Mike Bailey's Watercolor Beyond the Obvious, which runs 9:00am - 12:30pm on Mondays for 10 weeks.

Demonstrations are 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Workshops and demonstrations are held at the Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose, CA., unless otherwise noted.  

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Registering for workshops
All registrations are on-line.  If, for some reason, you are unable to register for the desired workshop on-line, please contact the Workshop Registrar, Jeanne de Campos-Rousseau at  She will help you with your registration.  If you are mailing a check to pay the balance or a deposit, please mail it to:  SCVWS Workshops, P.O. Box 403, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

If you are not a member you can register by clicking the signup buttons on the current workshops page.  Members should register from the member home page in order to get the workshop at the member price.

Up until 60 days before a workshop members can secure a place by paying a deposit of $75 (members)  This option is not available for non-members.   After that you will need to pay the full amount.  Please note that the non-member workshop fee is the member fee plus a non-refundable $50.00, administrative fee.    


Please review the Workshop Refund Policy (below) before registering for a workshop.


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Recent Workshops Gallery

Michael Reardon, Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light & Color in Landscapes & Cityscapes, January 2017

Reardon workshop

Ric Dentinger, Painting with Passion and Drama, November 2016

workshop group

Brent Funderburk, A Divine Rhythm: New Harmonies in Color and Composition, October 2016

Funderburk workshop Happy smiles with successful paintings!

Ken Hosmer,  Dynamic Color, August 2016


Serious artists in the Ken Hosmer Workshop on Dynamic Colors

Hosmer funSerious artists can have a lot of fun in the workshop!


Mike Bailey, Beyond the Obvious, January-March 2016

BTO 2016 Mike

 Beyond the Obvious instructor Mike Bailey shows artist's accomplishments.

BTO group 2016

 Beyond the Obvious "Reveal" of artists work after 10 weeks in the class.

 Birgit O'Conner, Dramatic Florals, September 2015

O'Conner Workshop

Happy Participants from the Birgit O'Connor "Dramatic Florals" workshop, September 2015