JWS sponsors two three-day workshops per year in conjunction with our Spring and Fall exhibitions.  One-day workshops are available periodically. 

Instructors: We have been fortunate to have wonderful instructors who are recognized nationally and internationally, such as Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Sue Archer, Sherry O’Neill, Fran Larsen, Mary Ann Beckwith, Janet Rogers, John Salminen, David Daniels, George James, Pat Weaver, Cheng-Khee Chee, Janet King, Lynn Ferris, Morten E. Solberg, Jaimie Cordero, Ted Head, Ted Nuttall, Anne Abgott, Mike E. Bailey, David Lobenberg, Margaret Roseman, Don Andrews, David R. Becker, Lian Quan Zhen, David R. Smith, Xi Guo, Michael Holter, Pam Wenger, and Lorraine Watry, and Libit Jones.

The instructor for the three-day workshop generally serves as juror for the exhibition and provides a “sneak preview” of the workshop at our monthly meeting on the Tuesday prior to the three-day workshop. Information about the workshop instructor, examples of artwork, website, workshop, and supply list are listed in the section below.

Location and times: All workshops are held at the Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society building, 3733 Crown Point Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257. JGMS is located between San Jose Blvd and Old St Augustine Rd, just a few miles north of the I-295 ramps.  Classes are from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, unless otherwise published.

Fees: A $100 deposit will hold your spot in the 3-day workshop. Total cost for the 3-day workshop is $375 for members, and $425 for nonmembers payable 30 days before the workshop. Space is reserved on a first come basis for those who have paid the required fee. Deposit is non-refundable. Due to committed expenses for workshops, refunds less than 30 days before the workshop begins are not available unless there is someone on the waiting list to fill the vacancy. If a workshop must be canceled, all monies will be refunded.

In the 1-day workshop, the full fee is due at registration.   

For those of you who are new to our workshops, we provide coffee, water and light snacks. Bring your own lunch. Class sizes are limited to 18 students to ensure individual attention.

Directions and information about workshop instructor, materials list, and workshop outline, times, etc. will be provided several weeks before the workshop to those attending.

2024 One-Day Workshop
"Portraits from the Heart"
by Ted Head
April 5, 2024
from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
$95 for members
$125 for non-members

Explore simplifying a portrait into its basic components. Use techniques such as feathering, lifting, wet-into-wet, lost and found edges, and more! Join us to improve your portrait painting skills and capture loved ones in watercolor. Come have some fun!

Learn more about Ted and the workshop - click here.  

See Ted's website - click here

Supply List

Register for Workshops 

Please register by mail or online.  Space is reserved on a first come basis, so make your deposit early.  

Registration and Payment by Mail

Download the registration form for 3-day workshop.  Complete the registration information and send with the $100.00 non-refundable check payable to the Jacksonville Watercolor Society by mail to: Danielle Helow
8402 Papelon Way
Jacksonville FL 32217

Space is reserved on a first come basis for those who have paid the required fee.  Contact Danielle Helow by email ([email protected] or phone 904- 614-3465 if you have any questions.  A reminder to pay the balance due 30 days before the workshop will be sent.

Download the registration form for 1-day workshop. Complete the registration information and send check with the full fee payable to the Jacksonville Watercolor Society by mail to: 
Danielle Helow
8402 Papelon Way
Jacksonville FL 32217

Online Registration and Payment

This is two step process.
Step 1. Pull up the online registration form by clicking here  or pull up the online registration from for the on enter the information requested. "Submit" will send an email to the Workshop email address with your information.  You will receive an acknowledgement by email. Come back to this page to complete step 2 below.  

Step 2. Pay deposit, balance or full fee, selecting the appropriate payment option from the boxes below - depending on your membership status (member or non-member), then press the “Pay Now” button below.  

Caution: Please review the shopping cart to ensure your selection is recorded correctly - with "1" in the quantity.
You may pay with your own PayPal account or by credit card and fill out the requested information as a PayPal guest. 

A small convenience fee of $3.00 is added for online payments to offset charges to JWS for PayPal's payment processing services. You will receive confirmation that your registration fee is being processed.

3-Day Workshop Member Payments


$100 plus $3


Balance Due

$275 plus $3 


Full Payment

$375 plus $3


3-Day Workshop Non-Member Payments


$100 plus $3


Balance Due

$325 plus $3 


Full Payment

$425 plus $3


1-Day Workshop Payments


$95 plus $3



$125 plus $3