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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.

NEWS Workshop Cancellation Policy

The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents a workshop with

Kathleen Conover, AWS-DF, NWS, ISEA-NF, WHS, TWSA

"Walkin' the Line" - watercolor by Kathleen Conover
"Walkin' the Line" - watercolor by Kathleen Conover

"Chaos To Order"

May 20 - 22, 2017, 9am - 4pm
Coleman Center for Creative Studies
26 Liberty Street, Newport, RI 02840

Reserve your spot now to avoid being disappointed.

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

All members with paid up 2017 dues will receive a $75 discount on this workshop.

Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like "chaos," but it
delivers vital energy that is both fun and intuitive. Great design and composition are the
elements that bring "order" to the rich start and turn your painting into an attention-getting and
expressive finish. Applying strong design and compositional skills are the focus. Beginner or
advanced, you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal
imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective style.

"Cola Fans: Industrial Evolution" - watercolor by Kathleen Conover
"Cola Fans: Industrial Evolution"
watercolor by Kathleen Conover

Master artist, Kathleen exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques, and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design.

Kathleen Conover's current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the "Birthplace of Watercolor." Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work toward her lifetime pursuit, "... to be a better painter."

Learn more about Kathleen, her work and her approach to art at her website -

The workshop will take place at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, 26 Liberty St., Newport, adjacent to the Newport Art Museum. There will also be an artist demonstration Friday, May 19, from 1-3pm.

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Please select the member option only if your dues are paid for 2017.


This workshop is limited to 18 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.