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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.

NEWS Workshop Cancellation Policy

Important Update

Linda Daly Baker has been forced to withdraw from jurying and from the planned demo and workshop due to illness. Fortunately, Kathleen Conover, AWS-DF, NWS, ISEA-NF, WHS, TWSA has graciously agreed to take over those responsibilities. We wish Linda Daly Baker a speedy recovery.

The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents a workshop with

Kathleen Conover, AWS-DF, NWS, ISEA-NF, WHS, TWSA

Watercolor by Kathleen Conover
Watercolor by Kathleen Conover

"Chaos To Order"

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.

Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like "chaos," but it
delivers vital energy that is both fun and intuitive. Great design and composition are the
elements that bring "order" to the rich start and turn your painting into an attention-getting and
expressive finish. Applying strong design and compositional skills are the focus. Beginner or
advanced, you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal
imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective style.

Master artist, Kathleen exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches
in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and
international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques, and fearless expression that give
rise to her unique designs. Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by
intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and
figurative design.

Kathleen Conover's current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes
invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and
Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to
exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the "Birthplace of
Watercolor." Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her
work toward her lifetime pursuit, "... to be a better painter."

The 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.

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.