SAWG Workshops     

Please note: Both of Randy Hale’s workshops are sold out.
To be waitlisted, contact Judy Constantine at

There are still spaces available in both the LIAN QUAN ZHEN and FEALING LIN workshops.

Fill out this secure Online Registration Form 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. 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 Judy Constantine   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.


November 13-16, 2018
$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
“Watercolor Simplified” 
All Skill Levels  (maximum of 20)

The focus of this workshop will be on teaching painting with limited palettes, Wet into Wet and Wet onto Dry paper. Pat will start the class with a critique of students paintings, followed by a demo. Students will be encouraged to do their own drawing, work with 3 colors, concentrate on analogous painting and the use of contrasting values. Any subject matter may be painted in this class. Pat’s approach to painting is direct, loose and spontaneous. She will be painting a different subject each morning for her demos, along with instruction. Pat shares the simple secrets and solutions to developing an exciting, direct painting style of your very own. Follow her plan to build confidence and skills while unleashing the spontaneous nature of watercolor in your work.
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TWO -2 Day Sessions
January 15 & 16 – CLOSED,
January 17 & 18, 2019 – CLOSED
Contact Judy Constantine to be waitlisted.
$225 SAWG Members • $275 Non-Members per session
“Making a Splash with Watercolor”
All Skill Levels  (maximum of 18)
Have you ever wondered why some paintings manage to dazzle while others do not?  I’ve always thought watercolor is best served in splashy, spontaneous strokes.  It yearns to be transparent and luminous. Fluidity ought to be the hallmark of watercolor. But do we allow ourselves the freedom to paint with abandon? Or are we more concerned with how each brushstroke ought to be applied?  Being confident and bold with the brush is important, but so is  letting water do the work. My goal in workshops is to help the painter loosen up, have fun, and not worry how others judge our work.  I will show you how to introduce subtle movement within shapes by varying warms and cools, softening brushstrokes, and working with values contrasts – all while leading the eye to what’s important. I embrace the philosophy of “less is more.” I want us to have fun as we embrace the joy of painting!

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February 12-15, 2019

$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
“Watercolor Paint Themselves” 
All Levels  (maximum of 22)
Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including “Color Pouring and Blending” and “Paint Around (negative painting)”. He shows how to mix colors on watercolor paper, as well as letting the pigments paint themselves. Only three primary colors will be used. There are 4-6 demos each day with
student practices between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critiques Lian guides students to put the finishing touches on their paintings. At end of the workshop, students may be able to finish a couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.



March 12-15, 2019
$395 SAWG Members • $495 Non-Members
“Luminous Watercolor Portraiture” 
Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels  (maximum of 25)
Although portrait painting can be very intimidating, Fealing will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness of watercolor. You will also learn how to capture the quality of light available to you. You will achieve a level of transparency with your images and develop an understanding of head architecture
that will give you the confidence to take on even the most
challenging portraits. Award winning watercolorist, Fealing
combines semi-abstract strokes and impressionistic concepts to elicit life and movement in her portrait and figure paintings. There will be a lecture, exercises and a demo each day. During this workshop, learn how value and temperature change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. By balancing colors and weaving lights and darks, you will achieve painterly and successful paintings. 

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