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Dramatic Florals

"Sedona"
by Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O'Connor
Dramatic Florals

Within the challenging media of watercolor, I strive to show that watercolor can be bold, rich and dramatic. Fascinated with depth, shadow and movement, the fluidity of this medium gives me the sense of working with subconscious emotion.  We will spend time going over your reference material and learn how make more powerful andintriguing compositions.  In this three day workshop you will follow along with Birgit in her step-by-step approach. This will allow you to clearly understand and apply the techniques that will result in powerful, lumunious paintings.  

  • Demo: No Demo
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  • Workshop Dates: Thur., JAN 21- Sat., JAN, 23, 2016 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $270, Non-members $303
  • Skill Level:  All Levels Welcome
  • Artist's Website: www.birgitoconnor.com
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 Ipad Self Portraits in the Digital Age

"Idle Hands"
by Myrna Wacknov

Myrna Wacknov
Ipad Self Portraits in the Digital Age

This workshop is NOT painting a portrait on your iPad.  It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use technology to manipulate your photos in various ways to create new images to paint.  Many people have requested a workshop that teaches them how to use these new tools, and there is no better teacher about this subject than Myrna.  This will be a fast paced, fun and exciting week to help you discover new ways of thinking and working to create your own unique style and vision.

Myrna is a master at using new technology to enhance her ability to create wonderful paintings.  Whether you use a camera, phone, iPad, photoshop, or laptop, and let’s face it, we all have one of these devices; this workshop can teach you how to alter your photos by experimentation to create new ideas to create your art.  It can be difficult to keep your art fresh and learning new techniques or using one new element in your next painting can be a breakthrough for your creativity.This workshop is for those artists who are looking for a shift in their work from copying a photograph to interpreting an image in some new and exciting ways. You will be working with your own face images but the ideas and techniques learned can be applied to any subject.

  

  • Demo:  JAN 24, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: JAN 25-29, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $395, Non-members $435
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Artist's Website: www.myrnawacknov.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Abstraction Through Design "Collage"

"Battery Park II"
by John Salminen

John Salminen
Abstraction Through Design "Collage"

Design plays an important role in all successful paintings whether they are abstractions or representational pieces. In the Abstraction Through Design workshop, participants will learn more about the elements and principles of design and will use these new understandings to create successful abstract paintings.  After the workshop, the insights gained will have direct applications to their own styles of painting, abstract or representational, and will strengthen their work in the future.

  • Demo:  FEB 14, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: FEB 15-19, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $535, Non-members $565
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Artist's Website: www.johnsalminen.com/workshops.jsp
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Transforming Ordinary Places into Extraordinary Paintings

"White Barns in Virginia"
by Joyce Hicks

Joyce Hicks
Transforming Ordinary Places into Extraordinary Paintings

With an emphasis on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor. You will establish simple easy-to-learn methods that appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration. You'll learn from clear explanations with verbal insight into the instructor's reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from daily step-by-step demonstrations

  • Demo:  APR 10, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: APR 11-15, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $425, Non-members $458
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
  • Artist's Website: www.jhicksfineart.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Watercolor Essentials

"Sun Kissed"
by Guy Magallanes

Guy Magallanes
Watercolor Essentials

If you're looking for a watercolor adventure this is the class for you; you'll experience and understand how watercolor responds by how you apply it to paper.  You'll learn how to handle a brush, how to mix colors directly and optically, and work on two different paper surfaces and much more.

  • Demo:  MAY 8, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: MAY 9-11, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $283
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Artist's Website: www.guymagallanes.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Illustrated Journals

"Journal Vernazza"
by Brenda Swenson

Brenda Swenson
Illustrated Journals

The Illustrated journal is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to sketch, and be creative with words.

 

  • Demo:  N/A
  • Demo Time: 
  • Workshop Dates: JUN 3-5, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $275, Non-members $308
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Artist's Website: www.swensonsart.net
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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A Watercolor Painting from Concept to Completion

"Street Scene"
by Karen Frey

Karen Frey
A Watercolor Painting from Concept to Completion

In my workshops, I both lecture about and demonstrate various aspects of developing a painting from concept to completion. Elements that I will touch upon are the benefits of an underpainting, wet into wet watercolor techniques, color theory, value and compositional structure, along with some aesthetic observations.

  • Demo:  N/A
  • Demo Time: 
  • Workshop Dates: JUN 26-29, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $315, Non-members $348
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
  • Artist's Website: www.karenfrey.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Dynamic Color

"Hollyhocks"
by Ken Hosmer

Ken Hosmer
Dynamic Color

In this powerful workshop, Ken reveals ‘color secrets’ and design ideas each day. He offers guidelines which encourage you to creatively interpret painting subjects in your own style. Painting demonstrations emphasize free flowing watercolor and cover a variety of subjects, including landscape, flowers, human figures or animals.

 

  • Demo:  AUG 7, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: AUG 8-12, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $425, Non-members $458
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate - Advanced
  • Artist's Website: www.kenhosmer.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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A Divine Rhythm: New Harmonies in Color and Composition

"Hypnopompic"
by Brent Funderburk

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

In the workshop “A Divine Rhythm”, we gather the universal/personal forces to ask the question, “What is Nature?” by inviting a bit into the room to study and ponder. Watercolor becomes an all-engaging, sensory immersive ponder! 

But wait! This is not all about some so-called “spiritual” experience. It is about the real touch and taste and feel of form- and its glow of color in the transformation of light. It is about the desire for composition- the music hiding in the form- a “divine rhythm” that is there all the time, whether we see it or not.

  • Demo:  OCT 16, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: OCT 17-19, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $345, Non-members $378
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
  • Artist's Website: www.brentfunderburk.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Painting with Passion and Drama

"Moody Blue"
by Ric Dentinger

Ric Dentinger
Painting with Passion and Drama

This workshop will include the exploration of new techniques, methods of applying paint, design and composition. Ric will demonstrate his approach of working from the darks to the lights, his use of jewel-like color, his texturing techniques, the use of gouache for certain effects and new techniques.  This workshop is filled with new and exciting approaches to make your paintings glow and your skills grow.  

 

  • Demo:  NOV 13, 2016
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: NOV 14-17, 2016
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $395, Non-members $428
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
  • Artist's Website: www.ricdentinger.com
  • email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Beyond the Obvious

"Attaching a Scarlet Letter"
by Mike Bailey

2017_Mike Bailey
Beyond the Obvious

Are your paintings just like all the others you have seen?  Do you have any ideas of what or how to paint without a model or photo?   Would you know where to begin in order to begin a path of artistic growth and understanding that will lead you to better and better paintings? There really is an underlying language that you can learn to “speak” with your brush to create visual poetry and provide the needed foundations for the breakthroughs you seek.

 

Awaken your creative senses, excite your mind and learn to reach beyond the obvious to new, extraordinary personal painting statements with the elements and principles taught in this intensive, stimulating workshop.

  • Demo:  No Demo
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., JAN 16 - Mon., MAR 20, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $645, Non-members $695
  • Skill Level:  All Levels, Beginners with basic skill knowledge
  • Artist's Website: www.mebaileyart.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Finding Your Personal Direction

"Rhythm Guitarist"
by Christopher Schink

2017_Christopher Schink
Finding Your Personal Direction

NOTICE - NOTICE - NOTICE - THIS WORKSHOP AND DEMO ARE CANCELLED

You may have acquired enough skill to mix the colors you want, draw the shapes you want and arrange them all in a pleasant way on the paper, but you may not have found a satisfying, distinctive, and personal way to paint—a way that is identifiably your own.

 This class will introduce you to a variety  of new or different concepts on how to design the color, shapes, values, form, and space in your painting—a multitude of choices.

  • Demo:  January 15
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., JAN 16 - Wed., JAN 18, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $455, Non-members $505
  • Skill Level:  All Levels, Beginners with basic skill knowledge
  • Artist's Website: www.christopherschink.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Watercolor Techniques:  Painting Light & Color in Landscapes & Cityscapes - 3 day

"Red Kayak"
by Michael Reardon

2017_Michael Reardon
Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light & Color in Landscapes & Cityscapes - 3 day

Manipulating light and color is essential to all watercolor painting. In this workshop,
Michael will demonstrate the importance of values in creating a sense of light and
the role color plays in the mood of your landscapes and cityscapes.

  • Demo:  No Demo
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., JAN 16 - Wed., JAN 18, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $280, Non-members $330
  • Skill Level:  All Levels, Beginners with basic skill knowledge
  • Artist's Website: www.mreardon.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Watercolor Techniques:  Painting Light & Color in Landscapes & Cityscapes

"Arezzo"
by Michael Reardon

2017_Michael Reardon
Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light & Color in Landscapes & Cityscapes

Manipulating light and color is essential to all watercolor painting. In this workshop,
Michael will demonstrate the importance of values in creating a sense of light and
the role color plays in the mood of your landscapes and cityscapes.

  • Demo:  No Demo
  • Workshop Dates: Thurs., JAN 19 - Sun., JAN 22, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $370, Non-members $420
  • Skill Level:  All Levels, Beginners with basic skill knowledge
  • Artist's Website: www.mreardon.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Experiment for Fun, Design for Success

"Pentimento Gray"
by Mark Mahaffey

2017_Mark Mehaffey
Experiment for Fun, Design for Success

NOTICE, NOTICE;  THIS WORKSHOP AND DEMO HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

Participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood.  You will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and representational work based on personal reference choices.

  • Demo:  February 12
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., FEB 13 - Thurs., FEB 16, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $545, Non-members $595
  • Skill Level:  All Levels, Beginners with basic skill knowledge
  • Artist's Website: www.mehaffeygallery.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Designing Powerful Landscapes

"Light Eagle Falls"
by Dale Laitinen

2017_Dale Laitinen
Designing Powerful Landscapes

Shape Shifting explores the underlying abstract design in landscape painting, says instructor Dale Laitinen.  During this workshop you will explore how shape is used both in abstract ways and representational painting. Through instructor demonstrations and discussions you will be shown practical methods to recognize and use shape to achieve these goals.

 In addition, there will be instruction in color layering and emphasis on mixing color on the painting surface. We also tackle the use of opaque watermedia with the use of gesso as our white pigment. You will also be introduced to Aquabord as an alternative painting surface. Demonstrations show planning through sketches and painting to the final brushstroke.

  • Demo:  March 5
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., MAR 6 - Thu., MAR 9, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $430, Non-members $480
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginners and up
  • Artist's Website: www.dalelaitinen.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Painting the Transparency and Reflection of Glass

"Compulsion Dimensions"
by Paul Jackson

2017_Paul Jackson
Painting the Transparency and Reflection of Glass

Explore The Illusion of Glass/Transparency and Reflections in Watercolor with Paul Jackson,AWS,NWS.  Paul's focus for this workshop will be to guide you through the basics of reflection, translucency and transparency as you paint together a stunning still life of glass using a planned approach.

Join us for this rare opportunity to observe Paul's style and approach to painting. Reach the next level of artistic confidence and ability as Paul helps you explore design, color, value, textures and patterns. Through informal lectures, discussions, demonstrations and critiques you will be guided in refining your personal painting style. Come prepared to find logical and creative answers to your watercolor problems.

  • Demo:  April 2
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., APR 3, - Thu., APR 6, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $545, Non-members $595
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginners and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.pauljackson.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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From Sketchbook to Studio

"Gothic Quarter"
by Iain Stewart

2017_Iain Stewart
From Sketchbook to Studio

Award winning watercolorist, Iain Stewart's, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Through demonstration, thoughtful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career Iain will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through exploratory sketching and value studies Iain will demonstrate how to create a road map that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. 

  • Demo:  May 7
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., MAY 8 - Thu., MAY 11, 2017 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $545, Non-members $595
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.stewartwatercolors.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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