SWS Workshops

Mel Stabin
October 7-10, 2014

demo October 11

Registration open
Price: $365 Members/ $395 Nonmembers
Deposit $200 Members/ $230 Nonmembers

Timothy Clark
March 11 - 13, 2015
demo March 14 

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.


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.

October 7, 8, 9, and 10

Mel Stabin is an internationally known teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mel studied the art of watercolor with Edgar Whitney. For over thirty years Mel was an award-winning art director and creative director for major advertising agencies in New York City. He is a signature member of prestigious art societies including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and more. Mel has written numerous feature articles for American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor, Watercolor Magic, & Watercolor Artist and is the author of two popular books, Watercolor; Simple, Fast, & Focused and The Figure In Watercolor: Simple, Fast, & Focused.  Mel's work can be seen on his website at www.melstabin.com.

In his workshop you will be asked to challenge yourself and go beyond your boundaries in watercolor. You will be encouraged to express yourself and to experience the uniqueness of watercolor and its magical, spontaneous, unpredictable, and transparent qualities. Mel will help you discover that watercolor is at its best when it is set free. Emphasis will be placed on simplifying your approach to subject matter and painting with energy and focus. You will gain more confidence,  thereby bringing more vitality to your watercolors. Principles of design and composition will be discussed throughout. This workshop, which is designed for beginners to advanced students, will include daily demonstrations, personal instruction, and critiques.

I encourage you to sign up during the month of August as there are many of our members as well as people outside our area who have expressed interest in Mel's workshop. To sign up, send your deposit of $200 to SWS Treasurer, PO Box 70564, Reno, NV 89570. With your deposit, enclose your mailing address, email, and phone number.

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