JWS sponsors two workshops per year in conjunction with our Spring and Fall exhibitions.

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.

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 4:30 PM.

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. 

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.

2023 Spring Workshop
with Lorraine Watry
February 1, 2, 3  -Workshop is full
Sign up for waiting list via email or online registration (no payment until table opens up)

Water Reflections and Birds Water reflections can be fascinating. The water can act like glass and give an almost perfect reflection of the object or distort the objects due to movement of the surface. This workshop will focus on a bird and its reflection in the water. You will work from photographs provided by Lorraine and discover methods to create the puzzle-like reflections in the water by using masking, layering, and wet-on-wet techniques. Next the subject of the reflection will be explored as Lorraine shows techniques for creating a realistic likeness of the bird. In between painting the water reflections, Lorraine will also do a demo on how to paint a piece of glass and discuss the similarities and differences to painting water. You may paint along or just watch. 

Learn more about Lorraine and the workshop - click here

Lorraine's Website
Supply List

2023 Fall Workshop
with TBD
October 25, 26, 27

Learn more about the workshop - click here

Click here to download supply list

Artist's Website
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.

Online Registration and Payment

This is two step process.
Step 1. Pull up the online registration form by clicking here and 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.  

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.

Member Payment Options


$100 plus $3


Balance Due

$275 plus $3 


Full Payment

$375 plus $3


Non-Member Payment Options


$100 plus $3


Balance Due

$325 plus $3 


Full Payment

$425 plus $3