The Coachella Valley Watercolor Society

is pleased to offer

"A Taste Of Watercolor" Workshop

January 29 - February 2, 2024


This workshop consists of five individual workshops, each lasting one day.  Each day will feature a different CVWS instructor teaching a single topic.  These classes are geared to the advanced beginner and intermediate painter.  The attendance/pricing scale has been set to encourage you to select those topics most appealing to you and that fit within your timeframe, interest, and budget.  We welcome you to join us for the whole week or choose those days that fit best for you. 

Place:  Best Western Conference Room, 74695 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA.  ph 888-961-9802

Time:  9-4 with a lunch break on your own.   Morning coffee and a few snacks will be provided.

Workshop Materials:  A supply list will be sent to you upon receipt of your application.

Instructors And Schedule

MONDAY, January 29, 2024
'A Loose, Creative Painting of the Palm Springs Area’

Moira Johannessen teaches watercolor painting at the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs.  She has helped many students develop their own styles.

The goal of this workshop is to show the student a fun, relaxed way to paint.

TUESDAY, January 30, 2024
‘…for the Love of Light’

Karin Felker Harris is a painter with a BFA from Southern Oregon State University.  She has been represented by various galleries in the Western States and, at one time, owned her own gallery in Portland Oregon.  She led International Art & Cultural Tours and taught art at the college level and in a variety of other settings.  Her passion lies in encouraging and inspiring artists to find their own voice, which “has been the most rewarding joy of my career”. 

The goal of this workshop is to explore the intriguing relationship of light and shadow that can entice you to create beyond the ordinary! 

WEDNESDAY, January 31, 2024
‘Bold and Colorful Floral with Waterdrops’

Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist working in watercolor and oil.
She is a past president of CVWS, managed the Public Art Program for the City of Palm Spring for eleven years, and now teaches and paints full-time.

The goal of this workshop is to master bold and smooth washes and create realistic waterdrops

THURSDAY, February 1, 2024
‘Perspective, Shape, and Value Contrast’

Bob Hannah loves to paint in bold colors with strong value contrasts, making the painting really “pop” in the viewer’s eye.  He feels fortunate to have taken workshops from some of the world’s most recognized watercolor artists for over 15 years, applying something from each to his own work.   His interests and subject matter are very diverse: boats, street scenes, landscapes, animals, still life or people.

The goal of this workshop is to help the student gain a solid understanding of perspective and to learn to really “push” the darks.

FRIDAY, February 2, 2024
‘Floral Watercolors’

Ian Cooke is a retired professional horticulturalist who spent his career managing large gardens and grounds in the UK. ‘Gardening on a grand scale at someone else’s expense!’

The goal of this workshop is to look at different approaches to floral painting, both loose and fluid as well as precise and semi-botanical.

*COST FOR CVWS MEMBER:  $80 for 1 day; $70 for each additional day (2 days: $150; 3 days: $220; 4 days: 290, 5 days: $360)

* COST FOR NON-CVWS MEMBER: $90 for 1 day; $80 for each additional day (2 days: $170; 3 days: $250; 4 days: $330; 5 days: $410)

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There is something for everyone at the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. From the camaraderie of our general meetings to instruction from world class demonstrators to getting outside and doing some plein air painting to honing your skill set with our life drawing classes; we’re confident you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

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