Alvaro Castagnet

The Pillars of Watercolor


intermediate to advanced painters

May 1 - 2
9  AM - 4 PM Pacific Time

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2021 Workshops, Updated as Information is Available
Mary Whyte

The Self Portrait , Watercolor

ZOOM - Waitlis
watercolor - studio

all level painters  welcome

April 19 - 21
9 am to 4 pm Pacific Time

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    Picture yourself painting and
    touring with internationally
    acclaimed watercolorist, Mary
    Whyte. Mary will guide you
    through the techniques of
    planning your compositions,
    drawing, mixing color and
    creating great backgrounds.
    She will show you how to
    work with the model, avoid
    mistakes and give personal
    critiques and great tips for
    marketing your work.  Enjoy
    lots of painting action, one-on-
    one instruction, wonderful
    meals and wine, and Italian
    activities! Come, explore the
    Amalfi Coast, visit Capri, take
    in local museums and more.
    We have a full itinerary with
    you in mind so don't miss this
    workshop of a lifetime for
    travel enthusiasts and all levels
    of  artists.

    Join Mary Whyte for a Zoom
    Workshop focusing on the Art
    of the Self Portrait.  For
    centuries, artists like
    Rembrandt, Van Gogh,
    Sargent and Wyeth,
    periodically turned their focus
    inward for a reflective self
    portrait.  During this time of
    the pandemic, historic
    changes, new insights and self-
    quarantine, many artists
    worldwide are doing the same.
    Using a standalone mirror,
    Mary will demonstrate and
    guide you through the
    techniques of planning your
    unique composition, drawing,
    mixing flesh color and
    creating a background that
    tells your story.  She will also
    talk about maintaining your
    pose, avoiding mistakes and
    will also give personal
    critiques and tips for
    marketing your work.  Mary’s
    work is in many corporate and
    museum collections, and has
    been featured in International
    Artist, American Artist, Artist
    Magazine, and American Art
    Collector magazines. She has
    been awarded the Portrait
    Society of America's Gold

Herman Pekel

Prerecorded Video Deomontration

2 hours - $25



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    Watch Herman paint the painting
    pictured to the left. The video is 2
    hours long and prerecorded on
    Zoom. Once paid, you will recieve
    the link and password.
Steve Kleier

Launching a Masterpiece,
Lessons in Perspective

studio, graphite w/ some watercolor

all levels welcome

June 21 - 23

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    Let's put paintings in perspective.
    You want your work to show
    mastery and a proper drawing will
    do this and make the journey so
    enjoyable. Steve Kleier will give
    you the tools to bring structure and
    meaning to your paintings. Using
    traditional and classic art skills that
    date from the renaissance, you will
    find proportion, capture the effects
    of light and create the illusion of
    depth. Come experience success
    and be inspired to launch
    masterpiece after masterpiece.
    Steve 's past clients include: Nike,
    Tektronix, US Bank, Stash tea,
    Microsoft and many more.
Herman Pekel

Be Brave and Have Fun

watercolor - studio

all levels welcome

June 25 - 27

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    Unearth fresh and honest art inside
    yourself and learn to capture it
    with paint. Herman will teach you
    to find originality in your own
    work. Get started with new ideas
    in a way that is fun and fast. You
    will learn about color mixing,
    glazes, composition, drying time,
    thickness and edges to create an
    impressionist painting you never
    thought possible with watercolor.
    Expect to be challenged to be
    brave, and to have fun! Herman's
    works are featured in the books
    Australian Impressionists and
    Realist Artists, 120 years of
    Watercolourist,  Artists and
    Galleries of Australia and New
    Zealand, and Profile on
    Contemporary Watercolours.

David Lobenberg

California Vibe Watercolor

watercolor - studio

all levels welcome

July 5 - 7

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    Shake it up with David Lobenberg.
    Apply watercolor with splatters,
    swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes to
    that portrait you’ve be waiting to
    paint or use one of David’s outline
    drawings. Come flood, blossom,
    and create textures with a style that
    is about gesture, expressive color,
    soft transparency and hard opacity.
    You’ll paint several studies with
    step-by-step demonstrations from
    painting start to painting finish.
    David’s watercolor paintings can
    be found in private, public, and
    corporate collections across the
    country.  His work has been
    featured in American Artist,
    Southwest Art, and American Art
    Collector magazines and several
Don Andrews

Landscape Color and Composition


all levels welcome

July 17 - 20

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    Give life to your landscapes.
    Figures accent a painting unlike
    anything else. Don will teach you
    how to capture man’s relationship
    or contrast to nature and the
    environment. He will show you
    how to paint believable figures with
    lessons on figure construction and
    the variety of ways to use the
    human form as an accent, point of
    interest or dominant character.
    Don is a signature member of the
    AWS. He is the author of
    Interpreting the Landscape in
    Watercolor, Interpreting the Figure
    in Watercolor, and Rough
    Sketches, Short Stories of a
    Traveling Artist.
Amanda Hawkins

Abstract Landscape Painting

acrylic, studio workshop

all levels painters welcome

July 27 - 31

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    How can you capture that energy
    and express those fleeting feelings
    of exhilaration, nostalgia, or
    serenity on canvas?  Amanda will
    help you transform your reference
    imagery into rich, energetic,
    abstract paintings. She will teach
    the traditional rules of landscape
    painting and encourage you to
    break the rules. We will build
    unconventional color palettes and
    create marks and brushstrokes that
    will surprise ourselves. Come
    explore abstraction, color and
    mark-making through the lens of
    landscape painting. Artists will
    complete several mini-series of
    paintings on paper and 5-6 larger
    paintings on canvas over the
    course of this workshop.
Michael Reardon

Watercolor Techniques

watercolor- studio

intermediate to advance Painters

August 3-4 and/or 5-6
9 AM - 1 PM Pacific Time

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    Technique is everything and
    Michael Reardon will help you
    explore so many ways to
    strengthen your skills in landscape
    and cityscape watercolor painting.
    You will learn how to create a
    strong composition and use value
    to invoke a sense of light. Michael  
    will teach you how to   manipulate
    color for a full expressive effect.
    Join us for  this 4-day workshop
    and you'll go home with an
    abundance of
    techniques that you can use the
    rest of your life.
    Michael is the Author of
    Painting Light and Color in
    Landscapes and Cityscapes,
    from North Light Books and has
    three instructional DVD’s.
Mary Whyte

Portrait and Figure, live models

Maine Extravaganza
watercolor, studio workshop
w/plein air components

all levels of painters and travel
enthusiasts welcome

September 12 - 18

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Alvaro Castagnet

The Pillars of Watercolor

Rockland, ME

intermediate to advanced outdoor

September 20 - 22

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    Seeking answers and
    understanding? This workshop will
    explain all aspects of successful
    painting using frequent
    demonstrations and detailed
    analysis. We will explore a range of
    subject including composition and
    design, effectively using light and
    dark values, color mixing, edges,
    brush stroke techniques and much
    more.  Stimulate and expand your
    insight into the magic of
    watercolors! This workshop is for
    painters who want plainspoken
    feedback and lots of painting
    action. Alvaro is author of
    Watercolor Painting with Passion,
    Painting with Passion, Beyond
    Technique and Watercolour
    Masterclass. His work has been
    featured in International Artist and
    The Artist’s Magazine.

David Taylor

Staying Afloat in Watercolor
Online WhatsApp

intermediate to advance painters

October 5 - 25
3 Lessons/Subjects

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    Capture the fleeting moments!
    David will show you the best way
    to tackle painting the rugged
    coastline, the sea with its
    character, the calm waters and
    boats in the beautiful harbor, and
    street scenes along the harbor and
    about the city offering movement,
    color and atmosphere. He will
    encourage your creativity and
    individuality and give you insight
    into portraying the subject in
    simple terms, helping you get
    fresh, spontaneous results. David
    will give a pre-recorded
    lesson/demontration with step-by-
    step notes each Tuesday. You will
    have a week to work on your
    painting, share it with David and
    receive personalized feedback.
    David is the coauthor of Solving
    Mysteries in Watercolor with Ron
    Ranson.  His work has been
    featured in the International Artist

David Lobenberg

Travel Landscape

watercolor - studio

all levels welcome

Nov 5 - 7

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