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. Here is a calendar of currently scheduled workshops:
- Annual Meeting, March 17, 2013
Robert O’Brien, AWS won the gold medal for New England Watercolor Society’s Member Show in 2012 and he is a traditional painter of landscape and architectural studies. He studied with James Whatford, Tony Couch, and the late Marshall Joyce, AWS.
Born 1954, in Rochester, NY, Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for forty years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and ever changing light effects.
The artist finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in rural New England. In his own words, he is driven "to capture the vanishing landscape in my paintings" before they disappear forever as a result of the steady hand of "progress".
Registration for this workshop is included in your $38 admission to the Annual Meeting dinner. Please see the Annual Meeting page for details.
- Fall 2013
The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents
a three-day workshop by
Tom Schaller - October 18—20, 2013
The Architecture of Light
At the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Tom Schaller has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every major award for his artwork - including being a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books; the best-selling, and AIA award of merit winner, Architecture in Watercolor, andThe Art of Architectural Drawing. His artwork is collected and exhibited around the world.
Recently, his artwork has been recognized in the upcoming Splash 13 and Splash 14 by North Light Books (Aug. 2012 & 13), a feature article and the cover art for "International Artist" magazine (Oct./Nov. 2011), a feature article and the cover art for "Watercolor Artist" magazine (April 2012); a feature article in "Southwest Art" magazine (Aug. 2012); feature article and cover image "Decor Magazine": Norway; feature article and interview (Feb. 2012) for "Creative Catalyst Productions," a feature article in “American Artist” magazine (April 2010); a finalist in "The Artist's Magazine" 28th Annual Art Competition Issue (Dec. 2011); a winner in "Southwest Art" Magazine's Artistic Excellence Competition (Dec 2011).
Mr. Schaller's artwork has been selected to be included in a number of prestigious recent exhibitions including, both the 2010 and 2012 "Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennials" in Shanghai, "The 143rd and 145th Annual Exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society" in New York City, "The 2012 International Watercolour Biennial - Belgium "; "II Bienal Iberoamericana de la Acuarela" in Madrid (Best of Show/Award of Excellence), "Trienal Internationacional de la Acuarela" ; Colombia (Second Place, Award of Excellence); "Exposicion Internacional de Acuarelas", Seville; "The International Watercolor Biennial Mexico" in Mexico City,; "Salon de L'Aquarelle du Haillan" in France; a winner in both the Northwest WatercolorSociety's 71st Annual and Waterworks Exhibitions, a Best of Show/Award of Excellence "Golden State Treasures" California Art Club; Premier Exhibit in the USA at the Strathmore Gallery in Bethesda, MD of the North American Watercolor Artists; and was a Grand Jury Prize Winner in the 2010 National Paint the Parks Competition.
The workshop will be limited to 20 participants.
Tuition for this 3-day workshop is $450; cancellations made by September 18, 2013 will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee. After September 18, 2013 a refund (less fee) will be made only if class space can be filled. If the class has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances then a full refund will be promptly made. Questions, e-mail: Duxjack@verizon.net