by Lian Quan Zhen
Lian Quan Zheng Workshop

"Color Pouring and Blending with Lian Quan Zhen"

was on June 22 -24, 2017
Newton, MA





by Wendy Artin

Upcoming Workshops




Past Workshops



Participation in the offered workshops assumes at least a basic knowledge and some experience of painting with watercolors.


Lian Quan Zhen         

June 21-24, 2017          3-day workshop





Wendy Artin         

April 7+8, 2017          2-day workshop

This Spring we enjoyed a really outstanding workshop with Wendy Artin here in Newton. It was a very interactive workshop, where short demos alternated with participant exercises throughout two days. Each day we honed our figure painting skills by focusing on the shaded body surfaces of each of the models. During the daily still life portion, we practiced painting vegetables with a wet-on-wet/take-off technique on white Canson Mi-Teintes paper - what a perfect combination! Wendy is an excellent teacher who provided continuous feed-back and made those fully-packed days very comfortable and inspiring.

http://www.wendyartin.com/

Andy Evansen         

August 15 -18, 2016          4-day workshop

Andy Evansen, award-winning watercolor artist, former President
of the Minnesota Art Association and currently president of the Plein
Air Painters of America, taught a four-day workshop titled:
"Simplifying Watercolor; Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"

http://www.evansenartstudio.com/



Shari Blaukopf           

June 24 +25, 2016         2-day workshop

Shari Blaukopf is a Montreal-based graphic design teacher, watercolour artist, sketch blogger and correspondent for Urban Sketchers. She has a BFA from Concordia University with a specialization in graphic design, but her true love has always been watercolour painting. In fact, she began taking workshops at age 12 and has subsequently painted and drawn her way across several European countries, parts of North America, and Asia. She recently taught at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Singapore. Her watercolours are in corporate, government and private collections in both Canada and the USA.
shariblaukopf.com







Z. L. Feng

Oct. 10-12, 2015     3-day workshop

Internationally known and multiple award winning watercolorist Z. L. Feng almost never gives workshops.  His job as a professor at Radford University in western Virginia and doing his own work keep him too busy. The Newton Watercolor Society was therefore highly privileged to be the rare exception—and his workshop was just outstanding. Zeng always starts his painting by sipping a cup of tea for about 30 minutes. He shared his techniques for painting award-winning portraits, as well as his techniques for painting award-winning landscapes using gator board with paper wet on both sides stapled to it. He is a wonderfully generous person, and participants were absolutely delighted to be able to learn in this terrific workshop.

http://zlfeng.com
 
 
  
 
 
                           

      


Eric Wiegardt

July 13 -16, 2015     4-day workshop

For four days, Eric Wiegardt regaled 19 workshop participants with news stories from the small town in Washington state where he grew up, how he gave up a career in business and became an artist, and, of course, how he paints watercolors. The participants learned that  an extra scoop of the brush into the water supply after the brush is loaded with pigment is key to obtaining the effects he achieves with bright colors and the merging of shapes, “free and easy” as he calls it. Eric had us paint a half sheet with only 50 strictly-counted brush strokes. This was a great exercise and made us be more thoughtful about our brushstrokes. It was an excellent workshop.

www.ericwiegardt.com



Alvaro Castagnet
October 10-13, 2014    4-day workshop
Outdoor watercolor painting doesn't get better than this!
Together we painted in Newton, in South Station on a rainy day, in front of Boston's Public Library and around Boston's back bay alleys including Newbury Street. Our workshop was truly international this time as our participants came from all over the world to learn and get inspired by Alvaro, whom we had invited to hold a workshop for a second time.

http://www.alvarocastagnet.net/



Nan Rumpf

June 13+14, 2014 local artist Nan Rumpf held a very informative workshop for all levels called "Adding Texture to Enhance your Watercolors".

http://www.nanrumpf.com


Pictures of the workshop: 1  2  3


Kate Aubrey

Dec 7+8, 2013, from Nevada relocated to Cape Cod, Kate Aubrey taught an instructional 2-day workshop on painting flowers with supporting backgrounds.

www.KateAubrey.com



Joseph Zbukvic

July 15-19 of 2013, internationally known watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic was in Newton and taught a fantastic 5-day workshop.

http://www.jzbukvic.com/



Joyce Hicks

Charming and highly inspiring Texas artist Joyce Hicks was in Newton for a

3-day workshop on March 21-23, 2013.

http://jhicksfineart.com/



Paul George

Prominent local artist Paul George (www.paulgeorgeartist.com) came to Newton to give a
two-day workshop on painting flowers.

This workshop was held November 9-10, 2012



Alvaro Castanget

July 16-20 of 2012, internationally known watercolorist Alavaro Castagnet (wwww.alvarocastagnet.net) came to Newton to teach a 5-day workshop. We painted in and around Boston and had a terrific workshop.



Nicholas Simmons

Internationally known and much in demand artist Nicholas Simmons

(www.nicholassimmons.com) gave a two-day weekend workshop March 24-25,

2012.  This workshop was co-sponsored by the New Art Center and was held there, 61 Washington Park  Newton, MA 02460. 



Mel Stabin
In June of 2011, internationally known watercolorist Mel Stabin www.melstabin.com came to Newton to teach a 5-day workshop. It was,

as all Mel's workshops are, a great experience.

 


Charles Reid

In June 2010, the NWS hosted its first 5-day workshop for members,

bringing in internationally known watercolorist Charles Reid www.charlesreidart.com. You can find photos from the workshop here.

 

 

 

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