Programs and Education

JWS Monthly Meetings: There are eight (8) monthly meetings throughout the year with demonstrations and lectures by renowned national or prominent local artists - providing support and arts education for the beginner to the professional.  Scheduled programs are listed below.

JWS Media Library offers educational books and DVDs by prominent artists.  Details and inventory are listed below. 

JWS Outreach Program offers educational opportunities for volunteers as described below.
Additional art education and instructions are available from some JWS members. Go to Membership and check out the links to members’ websites for instructions they may be offering.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise specified, from September through May (except December) at the Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223.  Monthly programs are open to the public.

Directions to the new meeting location  - South of I-295 on San Jose Blvd; right at Loretto Rd light and entrance is left off Loretto Rd. Additional parking in the back. 

Please note we follow CDC guidelines during the meetings; masks are recommended; socially distanced seating and hand sanitizer will be available. 

Sep 28, 2021 - Paul Ladnier 
Oct 26, 2021 - Xi Guo (Workshop Instructor)
Nov 23, 2021 - Gary Garrett

Winter Break

Jan  25, 2022 - Mary O. Smith
Feb  22, 2022 - Pablo Rivera
Mar  22, 2022 - Michael Holter (Workshop Instructor & Juror)
Apr  26, 2022 - Tuni Weiss (Artist of the Year 2019)
May  24, 2022 - 40th Anniversary Celebration 

2021 Programs 

Contact Sherry Black for suggestions and more information about monthly meetings. 

January 25, 2022
Mary O. Smith

February 22, 2022
Pablo Rivera

March 22, 2022
Michael Holter

April 26, 2022
Tuni Weiss AOTY

May 24, 2022
40th Anniversary!!!

Media Library

Other educational resources available to members include the media library with DVDs and books by nationally recognized artists.  Instructional books and DVDs are available to check out from meeting to meeting for a small fee.

JWS purchases books and DVDs and gratefully accepts donations of gently used media to share with members. Check out the inventories for all the new acquisitions!

           DVDS                    BOOKS

Due to the size of the inventory, not all DVDs and books will be at the meetings. Let Janet Killackey, our Media Chair, know if you would like her to bring a specific item to the meeting Contact Janet Killackey if you have questions, would like to request a new DVD or book for purchase, or would like to donate to the library. Look for special sales in the future as we make room for new inventory.

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Outreach Program

Join the JWS volunteers who provide support and education to the community through Outreach Programs.  More opportunities are available to help.

Westminster Woods Wednesdays: Members of JWS have been sharing our love of watercolor painting with a group of Westminster Woods residents on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am. Many in the group are now active members of JWS themselves - and attend meetings and workshops.  Outreach volunteers are needed to share their knowledge, talents and ideas in planning and demonstrating and working with others.
Volunteering and sharing our knowledge with others helps reinforce our understanding of art concepts.  If you would like to find out more about outreach contact Tuni Weiss, Barbara Holt or Rebecca Mentz.