SWS Workshops


Janet Rogers   
May 6 - 8, 2015
demo May 9   

Myrna Wacknov
August 11 - 14, 2015
demo Aug 15

John Salminen
October 6 -9, 2015
demo October 10

SWS sponsors water media and related workshops throughout the year. Recognized artists from around the nation are brought to Reno to teach classes, which are available to members and non-members. Fees are very reasonable. For more information, or to register for workshops, please call Tricia Leonard  at 775-636-7616 or email at triciastudio@att.net.  Further information also found in our latest newsletter.

Janet Rogers - Expressive Watercolor with Flowers, Faces & Figures

Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this dynamic workshop progressing to the portrait and figure. Through a series of fun painting exercises, students will develop a more loose and natural approach, giving them an opportunity to be more spontaneous and expressive in their paintings.

We will move into painting people, learning how to express translucent flesh tones, covering many features while focusing on the gesture of the person. While some students may want to paint just portraits or just flowers, the demonstrations and instruction are geared to beginning with flowers and ending with faces and figures.

Janet will provide class instruction while demonstrating her intuitive approach throughout the workshop and work individually with each student as well. "Show and Tell" sessions will be included so that students can see their progress, always an invaluable tool. Our goals will be to "see" in new ways bringing "life" and interpretation to flowers and the portrait/figure and to discover intuitive color and design.

Janet is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe, and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, as well as others, winning many awards for her paintings. She has demonstrated extensively also for various groups and exhibitions. Four instructional DVDS have been filmed on Janet's work through Cheap Joes. Also she has been published in the American Artist Magazine featuring her portraits, and is in the book "The One Hour Watercolorist."


Additional Workshop Procedures:

1. A deposit (usually 50%) must be paid in order to reserve a seat in any workshop. Make checks payable to SWS & send to Treasurer, Sierra Watercolor Society, PO Box 70564 Reno NV 89570 to reserve your space.

2. Non-members will pay an additional fee to attend a workshop. This fee will be an amount equal to the current year's membership dues.The non-member may choose to apply this extra fee towards membership in the organization, if they wish. However, membership is not required to purchase a seat in a workshop.

3. Workshops must be paid in full 30 days prior to the first session.

4. Up until 30 days prior to a workshop, if a member or non-member must cancel his reservation, he will be refunded his deposit.  After that time, monies paid will be refunded only if the organization has a waiting list for that particular workshop and is subsequently able to sell the seat.  If no waiting list exists, the person wishing to cancel would then have the option of providing his own replacement. If this occurs, a refund will be issued.

Workshop Fees:

This workshop is May 6 through May 8
at Temple Sinai, 3405 Gulling Road, Reno, NV 89503.
Workshop hours will be 9 to 4 each day.

The cost is $275 for members and $305 for non-members of SWS,
with deposits of $150 for members and $180 for non-members.

If you are interested, send a check made out to SWS to:
SWS Treasurer, PO Box 70564, Reno, Nevada 89570.

Include your mailing address, email, and phone number.
Tricia Leonard will send out the supply list about three weeks before the workshop.

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