The Colorado Watercolor Society is an organization dedicated to upholding the highest standards and principles of art and to promote, encourage, educate and foster an interest in fine art in all media, especially watercolor.

Bulletin Board

(workshops,classes, exhibits)

Dear CWS Members,

Welcome to the Bulletin Board of CWS....

The CWS Bulletin Board is for the exclusive use of members to post and view Information about Watermedia Workshops, Classes, or Exhibits, and can be accessed by signing into the Colorado Watercolor Society website. 

Click on the "add post" button below to start posting.... 

Rules for Posting

  • You may post details only of Your Watermedia Workshop, Class or Exhibit.
  • A post may include 

           Your Name,
           Name of the Workshop/Class/Exhibit

           A brief description of the workshop/class (About 250 words)
           Dates, Time, Cost (if applicable)
           Contact information (Email, and telephone)


The Bulletin Board is intended only as an "advertisement" space... so please DO NOT post comments, questions or suggestions. You may contact the author of the posting through telephone or email.

Any inappropriate post will be deleted by the website administrator at their discretion.

  • 26 Oct 2021 5:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I will be teaching a workshop on perspective at the Rox Art Gallery in Littleton (Aspen Grove Shopping Center) on Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  It is limited to 10 students and will cost $40. Go to and click on classes to register.

    If you have questions, call me at 602-284-8425.

    I will provide paper and notes so just bring a pencil and a straight edge. You can bring a sack lunch or visit a nearby restaurant at the lunch break. We will do examples of one point, two point and three point perspective and play with a fish eye view for fun. Reflections, viewpoints and avoidance of common errors will also be covered.

  • 23 Oct 2021 10:07 AM | Anonymous member

    I want to thank Sandy Day Selbert and her workshop team for putting on an excellent workshop, with Stephen Quiller. It was very well done and I enjoyed every minute, as well as finally meeting some of you. Of course, thanks to Mr. Quiller for a most enlightening 3 days and for giving us the opportunity to watch magic happen at the hand of an absolute master. Truly a great experience. —Doug Moench

  • 21 Sep 2021 4:33 PM | Anonymous member

    "Good composition is like a suspension bridge--each line adds strength and takes none away." Robert Henri


    To design a bridge one must know and use timeless proven principles and best practices. To paint a strong painting that transports the viewer from where they stand to where you want them to go, the artist must know and utilize the time-honored principles and best practices of composition. I continue to learn both the fundamentals of good composition and the best ways of using them in my paintings. I am not a master, I am a serious student. And I will teach you what I have learned.


    This two-hour workshop is a primer for the principles and best practices of composition for two-dimensional, visual art. We will talk mostly about watercolor, but these principles apply to other media such as oil and pastel with a focus on landscape painting. Join us if you want to learn . . .


    * How to choose and photograph a scene for a strong start

    * The four-letter word no one wants to talk about

    * Four lines that will improve any composition

    * Executing the first, and perhaps most important, line on your paper

    * How to use and manipulate both the "Rule of Thirds" and the "Rule of Threes"

    * 8 ways to make your center of interest more compelling

    * How to improve your painting with a little difference in the sameness

    * The value of providing an entrance to your painting

    * Examples and samples of classic compositions that have worked for master artists through the ages

    * Ways to "fix" a "bad" painting


    This two-hour workshop is offered Thursday, October 28, 7 to 9 PM, via Zoom. A link will be sent to you after registration and payment. Cost for the on-line workshop is $30.


    A similar three-hour workshop is scheduled PRIOR TO THIS on September 23 from 1 to 4 PM (Mtn) via Zoom. Please see

  • 14 Aug 2021 8:43 AM | Anonymous member

    The Gunnison Arts Center is presenting a unique show….all works on paper, unframed art for sale at (because It’s unframed) reasonable prices. Artists of the Gunnison Valley are Susan Crawford (CWS member), Debby Phelps (CWS member), Chris Miller, and Patricia Amlin.

    it is on display the whole month of August.

  • 04 Jul 2021 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cherry Hills Village Watercolor Exhibit Sponsored by CHV Art Commission and juried by Boris Shoshensky Enter paintings of Colorado Landscape only. They will be on exhibit Nov. - May at Cherry Hills Village City Hall. Awards will be: Best of Show $1000, 1st $600, 2nd $500, 3rd $400, and People’s Choice in monetary prizes. 10% must be donated to CHV Art Commission. Entry Deadline: Aug. 16, 2021 by 4:30 pm Notification: Sept. 1, 2021. Jpegs of entry sent to: The painting must have been painted within the last year, have been in no previous shows, must be a Colorado Landscape, be titled, have a description and vision statement, your name, price, phone number, and location of painting. If accepted, if must be in a light colored frame with white or off white matting, only watercolor, must be an original from your photos or plein air, AND must not be larger than 16W by 20H framed! No exceptions!

  • 04 Feb 2021 5:34 PM | Anonymous member

    CaFe- Flowstate: A Watermedia Exhibit featuring Janet Nunn

    Monday, February 1, 2021 7:30 PM 

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:30 PM

    Foothills Art Center was built upon a community of watermedia artists forming a coop to display and sell their work. Over the years FAC has created exhibitions in partnership with watermedia societies to continue to foster a love and appreciation for the complexities of watermedia. For 20 years Janet Nunn has been a foundational part of the watermedia community at FAC. As an educator she has inspired students to experiment and fall in love with art, building the most dedicated following of any teacher in FAC history. She has also been featured time and time again in various FAC exhibitions. With this show we would like to highlight her art, educational style and her students alongside an open call for watermedia artwork. 

    As the first show in our Young Curator’s Series this exhibition will serve as an internship program for some local high school’s students to gain professional experience conceptualizing, designing, organizing and installing a fine art exhibition. Janet will serve as our professional watermedia expert and mentor the student’s through the process alongside FAC staff 

    Deadline to Apply: March 14, 2021

    Exhibition dates: April 23 to July 11

  • 04 Feb 2021 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join me for a new ZOOM Watercolor class for four consecutive Monday mornings beginning February. Time: 9:30 - 11:30 

                    Dates: Feb. 15, March 1, March 8

    • Class Session One (February 15): Achieving Depth in Landscapes–You’ll learn about and practice all the different aspects of achieving depth in your landscapes, whether plein air, or from photos. You’ll have tips and tricks and all the tools you need for spectacular watercolor landscapes.
    • Class Session Two (February 22): Don’t Be Afraid of the Water–You’ll learn about and practice all the ways to be successful when you paint water, whether it’s a rushing stream or a peaceful lake.
    • Class Session Three (March 1): Head Painting–You’ll learn about and practice what it takes to make a beautiful portrait, whether it’s a rough cowboy or a pretty girl or a baby. You’ll come away confident that you can paint beautiful portraits of your family and friends.
    • Class Session Four (March 8): Animals!–Let’s learn how to paint fur, and hair, whether it’s smooth or fluffy or shaggy, black or white. You’ll be confident when you paint your pet or your friends’ pets for a gift.

    Register HERE

    Carol Newsom      303-257-0142

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