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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, and balance-due payments on the  Workshop Payments page.

SCVWS Workshops Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refund

·     Cancellations made prior to 30 days will receive full refund.        

·     Cancellations between 30 days and the end of the workshop will NOT receive any refund. 

·     Balance payments are due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.  Make payments online.

·     Failure to pay within 15 days of the beginning of the workshop will result in your enrollment being removed                 and your spot made available to the membership.  Your monies will NOT be refunded. 

·     Workshop participant are NOT authorized to fill their own slot.  Please contact the Workshop Director or the               Registrar to cancel your enrollment, or 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!! 2019 workshops calendar on one page! 

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NOTICE TO ACOORD, COORD, SET-UP, LEADER:  IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO USE THE SPECIAL CODE, YOU MUST GET THE CODE FROM THE REGISTRAR BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP.


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"No Fear" Approach to Watercolor

"Julian Winter I"
by Keiko Tanabe

2019 Keiko Tanabe
"No Fear" Approach to Watercolor

Watercolor could be the most exciting medium but is often said to be more unforgiving or difficult than other mediums.  This workshop is for those who refuse to believe that myth and are determined to have fun without struggling too much.

Through small studies and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko explains her methods and techniques that students will apply to their class work.  She also shares her decision-making process that enables students to understand key elements and how to make them work in a painting. 

  • Demo:  August 18
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., AUG 19 - Wed., AUG 21, 2019
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $390, Non-members $440
  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up
  • Artist's Website: www.ktanabefineart.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

20 Bookings.

WORKSHOP IS FULL

Please click here to be added to the waitlist.

The Abstracted Landscape

"2019 Stamp Abstract"
by Jean Warren

2019 Jean Warren
The Abstracted Landscape

We will use design principles, color theory and watercolor techniques to discover who we are as artists and how we can visually tell our stories. Through the creative process of responding to what the paint is doing on the paper, we will begin to honor our intuition and discover the deeper meaning of ‘why’ we paint.

  • Demo:  September 8
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., SEP 9 - Wed., SEP 11, 2019
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $300, Non-members $350
  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.jeanwarren.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

18 Bookings.

Travel Sketching and Painting

"Narni"
by David Savellano

2019 David Savellano
Travel Sketching and Painting

NOTICE - NOTICE - PLEASE NOTE THE DATES ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE BROCHURE DATE. THE DATES BELOW ARE THE CORRECT DATES. 

Learn quick sketching and watercolor painting techniques to enable you to record your memories on your next trip. Traveling with a sketchbook allows you to draw and paint when the inspiration hits you and to see the world in new, creative ways. 

  • Demo: October  13
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., OCT 14, - Wed., OCT 16, 2019
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $350, Non-members $400
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.davidsavellano.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

13 Bookings.

Painting Better Abstracts

"Barren Plain 4"
by Pat Dews

2019 Pat Dews
Painting Better Abstracts

In this exciting, fast paced and fun workshop students paint 5 abstract starts, day 1 and 2, focusing on the elements of texture, shape, value, color, line, space and form. Days 3, 4 students concentrate on finishing these starts with the emphasis on the design principles proportion and scale, unity/variety, contrast, rhythm/repetition and emphasis.

  • Demo:  November 3
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., NOV 4 - Thu., NOV 7, 2019 
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $415, Non-members $465
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginners and up
  • Artist's Website: www.patdews.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

18 Bookings.