SAWG Workshops     

Workshops Coming in 2019 – 2020

November 12-15, 2019 – Michael Holter – Watercolor Impressionism: Faces and Places
January 14-17, 2020 – Tom Lynch – How to Save a Painting
February 11-14, 2020 – Brenda Swenson – Negative Painting with Watercolor
March 10-13, 2020 – Ken Hosmer – Energizing Your Color

Fill out this secure Online Registration Form (registration opens July 15th) with the options to charge your $100 deposit or pay in full for your workshop. If you prefer, you can mail your registration and check or take them to the Gallery, download a printed workshop form here. (available July 15)  Participants must be a paid up SAWG member at least 6 weeks before the workshop in order to be eligible for a member fee. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to another workshop. Reservations are taken in order of submission or postmark dates (no exceptions).

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY – Up to 6 weeks prior to the workshop – 100% refund minus the $100 deposit. Less than 6 weeks prior to a workshop – you are responsible for the full payment. If unable to attend, contact the Registrar about a substitute from the wait list. No refunds will be made! No substitutions may be made without the permission of the Registrar and only if the workshop is full. No refunds for no-shows or withdrawals. Full refund if SAWG, for any reason, cancels a workshop.

Questions? Email Kay Sullivan sullivan6601@gmail.com   All workshops are held at St. Francis in the Foothills Celebration Center at 4625 E. River Road (near the corner of River and Swan) Tucson, AZ.


MICHAEL HOLTER

November 12 -15, 2019
$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
“Watercolor Impressionism: Faces and Places” 

All Skill Levels   

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting paintings of people and places. You will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating portraits and landscapes and also show you several high-speed video demonstrations. Many watercolorists have an aversion to painting people and with that in mind, special attention will be paid to the steps Michael uses to paint his award-winning figurative paintings. He will break down the process, from how to use the camera to capture exciting painting subjects, to adding sparkle to the finished piece. And by the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you can complete successful paintings. We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor 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. Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and discuss other artist’s work and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques. 

Website: www.michaelholter.com
Holter Supply List


TOM LYNCH

January 14-17, 2020
$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
 
“How to Save a Painting”

All Skill Levels  

Workshop info to come

website: www.tomlynch.com 

Lynch Supply List


BRENDA SWENSON

February 11-14, 2020

$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
“Negative Painting with Watercolor” 
 Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond

Discover the exciting results of negative painting with watercolor! Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject (the negative space) to define it in the composition. Build your confidence in handling glazes, wet into wet, under-paintings and painting into wet passages. Strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to the complexed medium of watercolor. During the workshop you’ll learn how to create interesting shapes and depth of color with transparent glazes. Strengthen a painting with overlapping, interlocking shapes and linkage. Students will benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help. 

website: www.swensonsart.net
Swenson Supply List


KEN HOSMER

March 10-13, 2020$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
“Energizing Your Color” 
All Skill Levels

Explore color through a unique approach! Learn the use of color, light and dark pathways, and how the eye moves through a painting. Ken reveals “color secrets” and design ideas each day. He offers guidelines which  encourage you to creatively interpret painting subjects in your own style. Painting demonstrations emphasize free flowing watercolor and cover a variety of subjects, including landscape, flowers, human figures or animals. Ken is passionate about his painting and teaching. He clearly explains his artistic method as he paints, and in a positive and gentle manner, skillfully pinpoints and verbalizes exactly what your painting needs for improvement. This makes the class ideal for both beginning and advanced students. A typical day includes presentation of new ideas and demonstration in the morning with class work time and individual help in the afternoon. The workshop ends with an uplifting and informative critique session.

Ken Hosmer has been a guest workshop instructor for over 100 art organizations across the U.S. and in exotic locations such as Hawaii, Italy, Greece and Mexico. His work has been featured in The Artists’ Magazine, Watercolor Magic, and International Artist Magazine. He has produced a number of art instruction videos. Ken is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and his painting titled “Good Conversation,” was in the American Watercolor Society 147th Annual Exhibition.

website: www.kenhosmer.com
Hosmer Supply List