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, and Pam Wenger.
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. 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.
2022 Spring Workshop
with Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA
March 23, 24, 25
Faces & Places – Watercolor Impressionism
This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.
Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating paintings of people and also landscapes/cityscape.
2022 Fall Workshop
with Pam Wenger
October 26, 27, 28
Quick Sketch Watercolor Portraits
The 3 day format of the workshop will give time to practice the techniques we are exploring. The references we’ll be working with will cover a wide range of ages and skin tones. This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work.* During Days 1 and 2, you will primarily work from partially pre-drawn portraits that will be provided in the class. You will finish the drawings, but the basics will be there so we can spend the majority of our time painting. On day 3, we will work on one or two portraits of your own that you have prepared for the class. (on approximately 9”x11” paper, head only).
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:
4381 Comanche Trail Blvd
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Space is reserved on a first come basis for those who have paid the required fee. Contact Karen Zelenkov by email ([email protected]) or phone 904-287-5411 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.
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.
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 is being processed.