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Workshops

Continuing its tradition of nurturing and encouraging watercolor painters, the New England Watercolor Society offers workshops, usually in conjunction with sponsored shows or the annual meeting.

NEWS Workshop Cancellation Policy


The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents

Watercolor by Andy Evansen
Watercolor by Andy Evansen

A workshop by Andy Evansen

January 27 - 29, 2017, 9am—4pm
at the Guild of Boston Artists,
162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Download the registration form
Reserve your spot early to avoid being disappointed.

There will be daily demonstrations and critiques, with ample time for painting.

The workshop will be limited to 16 participants - register early! Download the registration form

About the Artist

Evansen’s watercolors have appeared on the cover of American Artist’s Watercolor magazine, after winning an international competition in 2005, International Artist, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air and American Art Collector magazines.  His award-winning paintings are in collections on 4 continents and he has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.

Evansen remains the only watercolorist invited to exhibit in the annual ‘Wild Side’ Exhibition, a show of works done on Catalina Island by some of the top landscape painters in the country.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the High Winds Medal at the 2015 AWS Exhibition, and the Painters Award in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 2012 Waterworks Exhibition.

Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $375 for members, $425 for non-members. A $100 deposit holds your space, with full payment due by January 1st . Download the registration form. Please also see our cancellation policies.


The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents

Watercolor by Linda Baker
Watercolor by Linda Daly Baker

A workshop by Linda Daly Baker, AWS, NWS, TWS

May 20 - 22, 2017, 9am - 4pm
Coleman Center for Creative Studies
26 Liberty Street, Newport, RI 02840
Download the registration form
Reserve your spot early to avoid being disappointed.

Exploring Linda's techniques that have made her an internationally celebrated artist, this workshop will have an emphasis on design and pouring layers of watercolor to bring your art to the next level. You will learn to use design to create interesting backgrounds and powerful focal points. Each day will feature demonstrations, slide shows, individual instruction and critique. Linda is a warm and energetic instructor whose objective is to encourage each artist to develop his or her own signature style. Workshop will take place at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, 26 Liberty St., Newport, adjacent to the Newport Art Museum. There will also be an artist demonstration Friday, May 19, from 1-3pm.

"Capturing the extraordinary light that transforms a subject almost to abstraction is a main objective in creating my watercolors. My love of white and the soft nuances of gray along with the richness of earth tones make up my subtle palette" says artist Linda Baker.

Linda's paintings appear in the Splash series, the Artistic Touch and the Masters of Watercolor Artists by Konstantin Sherkov. She has been featured in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, L'Aquarelle and The Watercolor Magazine. She has received recent awards from AWS (2015), NWS (2014) and the Fallbrook Signature Exhibition (2016). Linda's work was featured in the Shanghai Biennial (2013) and the recent Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial. She was selected to be one of this year's jurors for the AWS 2017 Exhibition.

Linda is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, International Society of Experimental Artists, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watercolor, San Diego Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

This workshop is limited to 18 participants. Tuition for the 3 day workshop (including lunch) is $475 for members, $550 for non-members. A $200 deposit holds your space. Full payment is due April 1st. Download the flyer/registration form. Please see our cancellation policies below.


New England Watercolor Society Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made between 7 to 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be given for any cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled date of the event or after the event has started.
  • If the event has to be cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances then a full refund will be promptly made.