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2013 SWS Watercolor Workshops

Southwestern Watercolor Society presents the best in contemporary watermedia artists.

The lineup for the next two years for SWS Workshops promises to bring information and inspiration for every artist. It is not too early to sign up, and make a commitment to yourself, for yourself! For information and to sign up, contact:

Mary Treadwell 982 Village Parkway, Coppell, Tx. 75019 (972) 745-1700 mary@treadwell.biz

Pricing note: First listed price is for SWS Members; non- members pay an additional $25.

FEB. 12,13,14, 2013 (3 DAY)
JEANNIE MCGUIRE jeanniemcguire.com

APRIL 8,9,10,11 2013 (4 DAY)
MARK MEHAFFEY (Western Fed. Juror)

Participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed.

Nationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society

Mark Mehaffey, AWS DF, NWS, TWSA Master, WHS-USA

Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. A variety of ‘slippery surfaces’ will be explored. These paintings will be as fun and absorbing to view, as they are to paint. There will be both group and individualized instruction with time set aside for critique. This is a fast moving, fun, mixed water media workshop where we all learn nd share. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials.Mark’s work can be seen here: www.mehaffeygallery.com

SEPT. 9,10,11,12 2013 (4 DAY)
JEAN GRASTORF (SWS show juror) jeangrastorf.com

In her workshop, Jean demonstrates the use of poured watercolor washes to create the illusion of light falling on, through and around objects, while at the same time retaining the beauty of the white paper. She creates new and exciting ways to approach the art of watercolor, demonstrating new ways of balancing “chaos” and “control”.

Jean's work

Jean Grastorf, AWS, NWS, TWSA is a graduate of The Rochester Institute of
Technology with further studies at the School of Ceramics at Alfred, NY. She is an elected member of numerous watercolor societies. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Watercolor Society as well as the Jury of Submissions and Jury of Awards. Her work appears in watercolor books and magazines and she is the author of “Pouring Light, Layering Transparent Watercolor” which was released in November 2005 by North Light.

Jean Grastorf, AWS, NWS, TWSA is a graduate of The Rochester Institute of Technology with further studies at the School of Ceramics at Alfred, NY.

Jean Grastorf, AWS, NWS, TWSA

Among her awards are the Don Dennis Memorial, the Walser Greathouse Medal and the Elsie and David Wu Ject -Key Award from the AWS. Also the Gold Award from the Florida Watercolor Society, the First Award from the
Southern Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. She is represented in the permanent collections of Florida International University, the National Watercolor Society, Tropicana Corporation, Raymond James Financial Corporation and the Neville Public Museum of Brown County. Jean’s work can be seen here: www.jeangrastorf.com

OCT. 7,8,9,10 2013 (4 DAY)

Warren Taylor, AWS, NWS

Warren Taylor, AWS, NWS

4 Day Workshop, October 7, 8, 9, 10 – 2013 at the Artists Showplace
Price is $300 for Members, $325 for Non-Members

I have had the joy of teaching many workshops in the past fifteen years. These included such locations as Detroit, Phoenix, Denver, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, Indianapolis and Myrtle Beach, S. C.

In my workshops I have created a middle ground for the purpose of meeting the participant on new ground. These workshops usually feature water soluble pencils and crayons. The intention here is to promote originality in expression and a playful experimentation of the semi-opaque medium. The subject matter can feature still life but not at the exclusion of landscape or human figurative ideas.



While I explain my private studio works, I do not demonstrate these processes due to time requirements and the need to retain them as private property or “domain”. The workshops are designed to offer valid directions that can be launched by the participants using their own creativity and sense of originality. Warren’s work can be seen here: www.warrentaylor-aws.com

NOV. 12,13,14 2013 (3 DAY)

David Savellano's Painting materials

“I use professional quality tube paints in a folding metal palette (Holbein), a #8 round synthetic and a medium size squirrel quill mop brush.”

Learn the basics for quick sketching and watercolor painting techniques to enable you to record your memories during your travels. Traveling with a sketchbook allows you to draw, paint and see the world in new, creative ways. Discover how to economically pack essential supplies, work in public without being noticed and work outdoors in different kinds of weather. Capture the essence of people, architecture, water, trees and landscapes with spontaneous lines and color.

David Savellano working on a watercolor sketch.

David Savellano working on a watercolor sketch.

With David’s skillful teaching style you will practice techniques in the studio classroom and outdoor locations to prepare you for your next trip. We will review basic drawing, perspective, people, buildings, cityscapes, and landscapes. Basic drawing skills recommended.

David’s work can be seen here: http://davidsavellano.com/


For a full list of upcoming Workshops, click here.

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