Workshops

Continuing its tradition of nurturing and encouraging watercolor painters, the New England Watercolor Society offers workshops, usually in conjunction with sponsored shows or the annual meeting.

Upcoming Workshops


NEWS Workshop Cancellation Policy


Watercolor by Don Andrews
Watercolor by Don Andrews

The New England Watercolor Society
presents a three-day workshop by
DON ANDREWS -
LANDSCAPE COLOR AND COMPOSITION

August 1-3, 2018, 9am - 4pm
at the Plymouth Center for the Arts,
11 North Street, Plymouth, MA

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Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don's Landscape Workshop is geared specifically for artists eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment.

Each day, Don will address a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be covered.

Don's class isn't geared to any specific level of achievement; rather artists at all levels will benefit from a more personal understanding of the painting possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting.

This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help, and personal and group critiques.

Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $450 for NEWS & PCA members, $525 for non-members.
A $100 deposit holds your space.
Please see our cancellation policies.
This workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

Register below or mail your registration and check to:
New England Watercolor Society - workshop
P.O. Box 170140, Boston, MA 02117

Reserve your space for the Don Andrews workshop via On-Line Registration

Use the Add to Cart button below to pay your workshop fee securely with your PayPal account or your credit card - no PayPal account required. We will contact you at the email address you provide during Check-out to confirm your registration information.

Non-Member/Member


Watercolor by Iain Stewart
Watercolor by Iain Stewart

The New England Watercolor Society
presents a three-day workshop by
Iain Stewart

September 13-15, 2018, 9am - 4pm
Art Complex Museum
189 Alden St, Duxbury, Massachusetts

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Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele - a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.

Iain relies on his instinct and sketchbook when selecting subjects for his paintings. The lion's share of his work is done in one sitting as his real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. Iain is most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value, rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as "light" is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process.
Iain often uses remembered atmospheric and lighting conditions in his work and would say that he paints from life and memory simultaneously. Iain's watercolors are not only a translation of what he sees, but more importantly, an expression of how he chooses to view the world.

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. Iain will provide you with a repeatable process of carefully planned steps. You will be able to use these steps for painting any subject. 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. Iain teaches both plein air and studio workshops. This workshop will be plein air, weather permitting.

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants.
Tuition for this 3-day workshop is $450 members, $525 non-members.
A deposit of $100 will secure a seat for this workshop.
Please see our cancellation policies.
For questions, please email jackdux@verizon.net

Register below or mail your registration and check to:
New England Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 170140
Boston, MA 02117

Reserve your space for the Iain Stewart workshop via On-Line Registration

Use the Add to Cart button below to pay your workshop fee securely with your PayPal account or your credit card - no PayPal account required. We will contact you at the email address you provide during Check-out to confirm your registration information.

Non-Member/Member


The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents a workshop with

JEAN HAINES, SWA

"Beauty of Venice" - watercolor by Jean Haines
"Beauty of Venice" - watercolor by Jean Haines

THE MAGIC OF WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Two 2-Day Workshops

Feb. 1-2 & Feb. 3-4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Reserve your spot now to avoid being disappointed.

Register online here
... or print and mail this registration form

International watercolorist Jean Haines, SWA is well known for her passion for working in her favorite medium, watercolor. 

Having lived and travelled in many countries, this popular artist has had the opportunity to develop her skills creating incredible paintings whilst under the influence of masters from many countries including Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 

Living in China was a time when studying brush control had the greatest impact on the evolvement of Jeans style. Later working with artists from India and Pakistan introduced vibrant colors in her results compared to her previous more quiet watercolors created whilst living in Europe.

"Sweet Perfume" - watercolor by Jean Haines
"Sweet Perfume"
watercolor by Jean Haines

The combination of East meets West in her style is unavoidable and to be enjoyed. Free flow of water along with no fear of working directly minus the use of a preliminary sketch leads Jean to amazing results that often leave viewers of her working in awe. Light and the use of beautiful color along with the ability to take any ordinary subject and turn it into an extraordinary painting with consistently unique results is what many artists aspire to achieve. Furthermore Jean has the ability to install enthusiasm and inspirational motivation in all around her. This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help, and personal and group critiques.

Tuition for either 2 day workshop is $375 for NEWS members, $450 for non-members.  A $100 deposit holds your space. Full payment by January 1, 2019.

These workshops will be limited to 16 participants. Please only sign up for one workshop.  If you would like to be put on a wait list for a second, email us and we will let you know if there is an opening.


Reserve your space via On-Line Registration

Use the Add to Cart button below to pay your workshop fee securely with your PayPal account or your credit card - no PayPal account required. We will contact you at the email address you provide during Check-out to confirm your registration information.

Please only sign up for one of the Jean Haines workshops.  If you would like to be put on a wait list for the second, email us and we will let you know if there is an opening.

Non-Member/Member
Choose Your Dates

Each workshop is limited to 16 participants. Please see our cancellation policies below.


New England Watercolor Society Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made between 7 to 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be given for any cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled date of the event or after the event has started.
  • If the event has to be cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances then a full refund will be promptly made.