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Current SCVWS Workshops and Demonstrations

The Santa Clara Watercolor Society welcomes members and non-members at our workshops. Workshops are held from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily for in-person workshops & 9:00 am (pst) - 3:00 pm (pst) for Online workshops. All workshops and demos are held in the Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, unless otherwise noted or are a "LIVE STREAM" online format.

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.

Online Registration & Payment  See workshop offerings below.  
(You can view further details about signing up, and balance-due payments on the Workshop Payments 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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Watercolor Impressions

"Sarah Yeoman"
Prevailing Winds

2021 Sarah Yeoman - A LIVE stream format
Watercolor Impressions

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

Enjoy the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist Sarah Yeoman, will lead you through a three day workshop focusing on helping you bring your creativity to light and aid in dispelling the myth that watercolor is difficult and unforgiving.  Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a wonderfully creative medium that is unmatched in ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.

  • ONLINE Demo: Jan 10 @ 1:30 pm (pst)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: January 25-27, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level: Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.sarahyeoman.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

15 Bookings.

California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™

"David Lobenberg"
Flower Gurl

2021 David Lobenberg
California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

I have added a new element to my well-known California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ style - abstract stencil work. In my workshop, we will paint several California Vibe Portraiture™ paintings with expressive color hues and paint application techniques. In that and of itself, these end up being very exciting, non-traditional creations. What follows however with the abstract, non-representational stencil stage, are portraits that are amped  up to an even higher level of visual excitement! Absolutely no portrait drawing experience is necessary to register for the workshop.
  • ONLINE Demo: February 21 @ 1:30 pm (pst)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: February 22-24, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level:  All Levels welcome
  • Artist's Website: www.davidlobenberg.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

6 Bookings.

Faces, Figures & Flowers

"Janet Rogers"
Man with a Hat

2021 Janet Rogers - LIVE stream format
Faces, Figures & Flowers

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

This interactive online workshop will begin with warm up exercises with color to paint loose and flowing watercolors, using flowers as our subject.  We will focus on creating color and discovering design with flowers and nature to inspire us.  Next, we will move into painting the portrait – discovering the use of color shifts to achieve translucent and glowing flesh tones.  Experiencing this approach to the head will give us freedom to explore unexpected color and expression. To read a more in depth description of the workshop, click "more about workshop" below.

  • ONLINE Demo: March 21 @ 1:30 pm (pst)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: March 22-24, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level: Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.watercolorsbyrogers.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

8 Bookings.

Paint Patterns for Stronger Paintings

"Carl Purcell"
The Survivalist

2021 Carl Purcell - LIVE stream format
Paint Patterns for Stronger Paintings

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

Learn how to extract the most important design characteristics from your photos through patterns and other dominant eliments, and then build a strong painting around them.  To read a more in depth description of the workshop, supplies list, daily itinerary & bio, click "more about workshop" below.

  • ONLINE Demo: June 13 @ 1:30 pm (pst)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: June 28 - 30, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.carlpurcell.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

15 Bookings.

Watercolor Unleashed!

"Julie Gilbert Pollard"
Galena Creek

2021 Julie Gilbert Pollard - LIVE stream format
Watercolor Unleashed!

NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE "LIVE" STREAM WORKSHOP 

Through demos, instruction, one-on-one critique and lots of painting time, students will learn the techniques that will help them to make water look wet and splashy as it cascades over rocks and boulders. We will focus on the “anatomy” of a waterfall, negative painting and the creative use of color. Techniques will be demonstrated to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating and challenging subject! Additionally, you will learn to use "acrylic underpinnings" to set the stage for vibrant colors in your paintings. he benefits of this method are numerous and is a unique approach to both watercolor and oil that will add considerably to your repertoire of painting techniques.

  • ONLINE Demo: August 15 @ 1:30 pm (pst)
  • ONLINE Workshop Dates: August 16-18, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (pst)
  • Workshop Fees: Members $250, Non-members $300
  • Skill Level: Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.juliegilbertpollard.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

5 Bookings.

Going Beyond a Likeness

"Peggi Habets"
Memory

2021 Peggi Habets - Held at Hoover Theatre
Going Beyond a Likeness

NOTE: THIS IS AN IN PERSON WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT HOOVER THEATRE - MASKS REQUIRED

This workshop is designed for students wanting to incorporate more creativity and personal expression into their portraits and figurative painting by using harmonious color, accurate values, and a variety of brushstrokes and edges.  We will learn how to achieve a likeness then go beyond a likeness with a variety of techniques.

  • NO Demo
  • Workshop Dates: October 15-17, 2021 
  • Workshop Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Workshop Fees: Members $395, Non-members $445
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.peggihabets.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

More about the workshop…

4 Bookings.