Tom Francesconi Workshop Enrollment

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The workshop is Filling Up Fast!!

  • March. 13th - 16th, 2018
  • 9am to 4pm
  • A 4-Day Workshop
  • All Skill Levels
Tom Francesconi

Painting Fresh And Expressive Watercolors!​

Tom Francesconi’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable, informative and inspirational. 

Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics such as value, design/planning the painting,  along  with  color  and  its  usage.  Throughout, painted examples are employed to help the students more readily grasp certain abstract concepts.               

Daily demonstrations will allow participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Painting subjects may include water and/or landscapes, street scenes and the clothed figure. Students will work from their own references as they are presented each day with new challenges intended to encourage exploration. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience.

Matting & Framing Workshop

Fear of Framing?

Mystified by Matting?

Come Join Our One Day Matting and Framing Workshop

Denise Tverdoch and Susan Hewitt will teach the basics of matting and framing for gallery exhibition. 

We will discuss framing options and acceptable matting and glazing. We will cover multiple mounting techniques including floating.
 
The emphasis will be on mat cutting. You will learn how to cut mats on a variety of mat cutters and we will discuss ones you might consider purchasing for home use. We will show the secret to perfectly aligned double mats and how to create multiple opening mats for diptychs and triptychs.and
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • 9am to 3pm
  • All skill levels!

2017 Holiday Potluck

Neon Thank You

Many thanks to Tracy Hartman and Sue Ober for organizing a lovely Holiday Potluck in December and to Moira Johannessen and Jim Nelson for the commentary on Watercolor West.

2017 CVWS Holiday Potluck 1

January 2018 General Meeting

Next meeting: Jan 8, 2018 6:30 pm

Demonstration by Susan Keith​

Susan Keith - Catching the Morning Rays

Susan Keith is a native California watercolor artist.  She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Hacienda Heights.  Her interest in art began very early, as a child, drawing and painting.  She attended San Diego State 

University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking.  Later on in life, Susan became a teacher and taught all levels of high school art.

Upon retiring from teaching Susan has pursued watercolor with a renewed love and interest.  Her professional art career started in 2013, in which she began exhibiting her watercolor paintings publicly.  Her work has been shown in local, regional, national and international shows where she has won various awards.  Her work has been juried into the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, the San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Illinois Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the Society of Watercolor Artists.

Susan’s watercolors have a sense or impression of realism.  She incorporates bright colors in her paintings to catch the viewer’s eye.  She is intrigued by light and shadow in so many subjects; from foliage, florals, and still life, to plein air landscapes, architecture and portraits.  Most days you can find Susan painting in her studio/gallery or on the look out for a beautiful subject that has found her attention to capture in watercolor.

Susan Keith - Wrapped In Light