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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.

Demo with Tony van Hasselt AWS at the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center, July 8 at 6:30 pm.

Call the Creative Arts Center at 508‐945‐3583 or e‐mail to register. Admission is $25 per person. Download the flyer.

The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents a workshop by Tony van Hasselt, AWS
Watermedia Painting en Plein Air on Old Cape Cod

Plein air painting by Tony van Hasselt
Plein air painting by Tony van Hasselt

July 7, 8 and 9, 2015, 9 am—5 pm
At the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center
154 Crowell Road
Chatham, MA

About the Workshop:

Tony's primary focus is on the art of picture making, composition and design, applicable in any medium. Demonstrations are in watercolor but students using acrylics are welcome. For studio painters, this plein air workshop can serve as an introduction to working on location, while finishing touches may be added in a studio environment.

Tony will begin the workshop with an indoor session acquainting students with the Building Blocks of Painting. Students will then accompany Tony to some amazing plein air locations featuring the rustic beauty of Cape Cod. Each day will be a new plein air location until 3, and will end back at the Creative Arts Center at 4 for an indoor "sharing session" where participants look at work and where possible, Tony paints suggested improvements on a sheet of acetate placed over the painting.

This workshop will be limited to 18 participants.

Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $425. Cancellations made by June 1 will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee. Cancellations between June 1 and June 20 receive a 50% refund if class space can be filled. No refund will be provided after June 20. If the class has to be cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances then a full refund will be promptly made. Questions may be directed to Dawn Scaltreto ( or call Dawn at 617-319-1901.

Download the flyer/signup sheet

About the Artist:

In The Netherlands, Tony van Hasselt worked in display and graphic design prior to arrival in the US. Painting was pursued in evening classes and later, on a full-time basis under Frank Reilly, a popular teacher at the Art Students League in New York.

In 1963, as one of the first pioneers in the field, Tony started organizing world-wide workshops taught by artists he admired. In this way, his idols, John Pike, Edgar A. Whitney, Robert E. Wood, Tom Hill, Milford Zornes and Rex Brandt became his mentors and friends in art.

Elected to signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, van Hasselt's paintings have been featured in art magazines such as Southwest Art, American Artist, Australian Artist and on the covers of the Artist's Magazine and Watercolor Magic. His work is also included in nine art instruction books by well-known artists and authors. For more information about the artist, visit his website at:

Download the flyer/signup sheet