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Current SCVWS Workshops and Demonstrations

The Santa Clara Watercolor Society welcomes members and non-members at our workshops. Workshops are 9:00am - 4:00pm daily, with the exception of Mike Bailey's Watercolor Beyond the Obvious class which is 9:00am - 12:30pm. All workshops and demos are held in the Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose, CA,  unless otherwise noted.

Under each workshop there is a second page called "More about the workshop."  Class itinerary, Artist Bio, Materials List and more info regarding the workshop is listed there.  If you still have questions, please send email to workshops@scvws.org. If you'd like to know more about joining this fantastic organization, please visit the membership page.

Registering for Workshops and Payment information
You can view details about signing up, balance-due payments, cancellations and refund policy at the Workshop Payments page.

 Cancellations and Refunds

 People are not authorized to fill their own slot.  Please contact the Workshop Director or the Registrar if you know of someone who would like to take your place in the workshop.  

SCVWS reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment or other reasons beyond our control.  If a workshop is cancelled by SCVWS, registrants will receive a full refund.  

 NEW!! 2018 workshops calendar on one page! 

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Color Pouring and Blending for Exquisite Watercolor Paintings

"Resolution"
by Lian Quan Zhen

2018_Lian Quan Zhen
Color Pouring and Blending for Exquisite Watercolor Paintings

Lian teaches basic techniques such as composition and coloring, and his unique method of "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)".  You will learn how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments paint themselves. You will use only three primary colors for painting and get amazing results.


  • Demo:  June 10
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., JUN 11, - Thurs., JUN 14, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $450, Non-members $500
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.lianspainting.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

20 Bookings.

WORKSHOP IS FULL

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Figurative Painting from Photographs

"At The Still Point"
by Ted Nuttall

2018_Ted Nuttall
Figurative Painting from Photographs

Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall demonstrates the techniques, and instills the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject.

  • Demo:  August  19
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., AUG 20, - Thurs., AUG 23, 2018 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $560, Non-members $610
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.tednuttall.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

16 Bookings.

Painting from the Heart

"Burst"
by Carol Carter

2018_Carol Carter
Painting from the Heart

Learn how to paint with fluidity in watercolor.  Carol will demonstrate technique of wet, loose watercolor through demonstration.  Carol will provide a tutorial that everyone can follow. The step-by-step instruction will allow ample time to observe paint application and then individual painting. A finished painting will be completed each day.
Carol will discuss color, water, design, and value. The brilliance of color and the purity of paint application will be emphasized.


  • Demo:  No Demo
  • Workshop Dates: Thurs., SEP 6, - Sun., SEP 9, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $464, Non-members $514
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.carol-carter.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

10 Bookings.

Painting Vibrant California Scenes

"Beach"
by Frank Francese

2018_Frank Francese
Painting Vibrant California Scenes

Students will learn Frank's method of painting shapes large and loose, often disregarding fine detail. Using Frank’s sketches that he has done while traveling in California, each day you will paint a different place, such as Yosemite, then Mendocino for country, San Francisco for City scenes and San Diego/Newport Beach for the beach scenes. Frank will leave it up to the students to decide on the image to paint each day.

  • Demo:  November 4
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., NOV 5, - Thurs., NOV 8, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $428, Non-members $478
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.ffrancese.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

19 Bookings.