Workshop Information

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  • Unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all Indoor Public Settings.  
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In-Gallery Workshops: All in-gallery workshops are held in our beautifully light-filled education center inside the San Diego Watercolor Gallery in The ARTS District of Liberty Station. (Location)

ZOOM Workshops: Virtual workshops will be conducted using Zoom. They will include a combination of live painting demo(s), interactive communication with the instructor, and individual painting time - all from the convenience of your home / studio.

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Premier Workshops

Premier Workshops are typically four days and take place during the week. They are taught by nationally and internationally renowned artists. Workshops are open to artist of all levels.


Beyond Technique, Finding Individual Expression - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Beyond Technique, Finding Individual Expression - LIVE GALLERY WORKSHOP

Instructor: Frank Eber

The workshop will:

  • Continue in the tradition of the 20th Century California Barbizon movement (“intimate works, painted with a limited palette; softly expressive, suggestive rather than detailed”)
  • Focus on emotional responses to nature
  • Encourage the individual artist’s expression while balancing the forces at play in creation of a painting.
  • Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. The techniques you will learn in Frank’s workshop transcend the watercolor medium. 

 Small class settings only. Please sign up early!

All skill Levels Welcome

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Non Members Fee: $475.00 Members Fee: $450.00

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022 - Thursday, November 17, 2022
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Instructor: Joan Fullerton

Join us for inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and how to suggest rather than delineate. You'll explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts.

She will address attitudes  of confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, play, inspiration, intuition, your mean critic, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, marketing, your belief systems, finding balance, and more! 

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Non Members Fee: $550.00 Members Fee: $525.00

Date: Monday, January 16, 2023 - Thursday, January 19, 2023
9:00 AM-3:30 PM



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