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    • 03 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 06 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver Bookbinding Company 1401 w. 47th Ave. Denver, Colorado 80211 (Upstairs)
    • 2
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    The Sterling Edwards workshop has been postponed to a later date this year. The workshop has been scheduled for August 3rd through the 6th.

    Sterling Edwards will be teaching a four day workshop in August 2020 at Denver Bookbinding Company,1401 w. 47th Ave. Denver, Colorado 80211,  (Upstairs)


    Big Brush Watercolors Workshop

                Join renowned watercolorist Sterling Edwards in this exciting educational workshop that is designed for those who would like to work looser and be more creative with watercolors. In this workshop you will see a wide variety of landscape, floral, and abstract demonstrations using brushes as large as 2 1/4” wide to block in the subject of the painting. Let’s face it; you can’t get tight with a brush that large. The painting is then completed using mostly 1” and larger brushes. You will also learn how to use stiff bristle brushes with watercolors for beautiful blending, textures, and washes.

                Some of the topics that you will see demonstrated and explained include; working from photographs, building a strong composition, saving white paper and introducing rich darks, balancing positive and negative shapes to create depth and drama in your painting, creative color mixing, and so much more.   

                All of Sterling’s workshops are designed to be fun and inspirational. Come see for yourself why Sterling Edwards is one of the most sought after workshop instructors in the U.S. and abroad. All skill levels are invited to this workshop, but as with any watercolor workshop, previous watercolor and drawing experience is definitely helpful.   


    Date:               August 3rd, 4th, 5th  6th 2020

    Time :              9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily ( the building may be entered at 8.30 a.m for set up) 

    Location:      Denver Bookbinding Company,1401 w. 47th Ave. Denver, Colorado 8021(Upstairs)

    Lunch break : 12:00- 1:00 p.m.


    Workshop fees are $400 for CWS members and $450 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).




    How to Register: 
    You can register online for your convenience, or by contacting Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com

    You can pay online or pay by check (in which case your registration will be pending until payment is received). Make check out to "Colorado Watercolor Society" and mail it along with your name and address to Priscilla Greenbaum, 15168 W Washburn Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228.



    Note: 

    If online registration is closed before the deadline, it is because the workshop is full, but please register for  the waiting list. (The waiting list usually gets called, as there are always some cancellations by participants.)


    Supply List for the workshop

    Materials List Sterling Edwards Workshop.pdf

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO. (southwest corner of Hampden Avenue and Colorado
    • 20
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    RUTH ARMITAGE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

    THE ABC’S OF ABSTRACTION






    Ruth Armitage will be teaching a three day workshop in September 2020 at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO.  


    Date:               September 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2020

    Time:              9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily (the building may be entered at 8.30 a.m. for set                          up) 

    Location:         First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard,                              Englewood, CO. (southwest corner of Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard)

    Lunch break: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.


    Workshop fees are $350 for CWS members and $400 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).  Board members $262.50


    How to Register: 
    You can register online @
    https://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org  for your convenience, or by contacting Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com

    You can pay online or pay by check (in which case your registration will be pending until payment is received). Make check out to "Colorado Watercolor Society" and mail it along with your name and address to Priscilla Greenbaum, 15168 W Washburn Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228.


    Note: 

    If online registration is closed before the deadline, it is because the workshop is full, but please registers for the waiting list. (The waiting list usually gets called, as there often are some cancellations by participants.)





    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO. (southwest corner of Hampden Avenue and Colorado
    • 8
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    RANDY HALE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP- PAINTING WITH PIZAZZ!


    Have you ever wondered why some paintings are “knock-out great” and manage to dazzle…while others don’t? I’ve always thought watercolor is best served in splashy, spontaneous strokes. It yearns to be transparent and luminous. Fluidity ought to be the hallmark of watercolor. Do you allow yourself to paint with abandon? Or are you more concerned about how each brushstroke should be applied? Being confident and bold with the brush is important, but so is letting water do the work. Come discover ways to loosen up, make dynamic strokes, and have fun as we embrace the joy of painting!
    We’ll be working with a variety of subjects over three days – from whimsical to abstract – attention will be given to design and composition, how to make informed decisions about color, temperature, and dominance in finding out way toward more powerful painting.

    Randy Hale will be teaching a three day workshop in October 2020 at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO.  

    Date:               October 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2020

    Time:              9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily (the building may be entered at 8.30 a.m. for set up) 

    Location:         First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO. (southwest corner of Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard)

    Lunch break: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

    Workshop fees are $350 for CWS members and $400 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).  Board members $262.50


    How to Register: 
    You can register online @
    https://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org  for your convenience, or by contacting Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com

    You can pay online or pay by check (in which case your registration will be pending until payment is received). Make check out to "Colorado Watercolor Society" and mail it along with your name and address to Priscilla Greenbaum, 15168 W Washburn Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228.

    Note: 

    If online registration is closed before the deadline, it is because the workshop is full, but please register for the waiting list. (The waiting list usually gets called, as there often are some cancellations by participants.)


    SUPPLY LIST.pdf




Past events

04 Jul 2020 Cindy Brabec-King Watercolor Workshop "Painting Glass in Watercolor"
03 Jul 2020 A Splash of Colorado 2020 Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
26 Jun 2020 Plein Air Paint Out - Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms
23 Jun 2020 CANCELLED CINDY BRABEC-KING Watercolor Workshop
05 Jun 2020 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 45th Exhibition, Call for Entries
23 Apr 2020 2020 State Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
11 Jan 2020 Marketing Online for Beginners with Susan Schmitt
15 Oct 2019 Georgia Mansur Watercolor Workshop CANCELLED
03 Aug 2019 Peggy Morgan Stenmark Watercolor Workshop "Painting Mountain Landscapes"
17 Jun 2019 Plein Air Paint Out - Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms
30 Apr 2019 Ken Goldman Workshop
25 Apr 2019 A Splash of Colorado 2019 Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
16 Apr 2019 Watercolor Workshop with Jeanne Hyland - Wet & Workable; Portraits and Pets Demystified
13 Feb 2019 2019 State Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
09 Jul 2018 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit 2018, Call for Entries
02 Jun 2018 Steve Griggs Workshop in Gunnison - June 2, 2018
13 Apr 2018 A Splash of Colorado Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
23 Feb 2018 2018 State Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
16 Jan 2018 Pat Rucker Workshop - March 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3
16 Jan 2018 Steve Griggs Workshop - October 16, 17 and 18
16 Jan 2018 Sterling Edwards Workshop August 6, 7, 8 and 9
16 Jan 2018 Robbie Laird Workshop - November 6, 7 and 8
22 Aug 2017 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit 2017, Call for Entries
17 May 2017 Steve Griggs Workshop - October 17, 18 & 19 2017
27 Feb 2017 Patricia Rucker Workshop - April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2017
16 Dec 2016 Tom Lynch Workshop - September 11, 12, 13, 14 2017
16 Dec 2016 2017 State Watercolor Exhibit, Call for Entries
08 Nov 2016 Vladislav Yeliseyev Workshop - April 18, 19, 20, 2017
03 Oct 2016 2016 CWS Members Show, Call for Entries
16 Feb 2016 Randy Hale Workshop - April 19, 20, 21, 2016
16 Feb 2016 Gale Webb Workshop - June 2, 3, 4 2016
16 Feb 2016 Tom Lynch Workshop - September 13, 14, 15 2016
21 Jan 2016 CWS 2016 State Watercolor Exhibit, Call for Entries
10 Oct 2015 CWS Online Members Exhibit, Call for Entries
04 Aug 2015 Sterling Edwards Workshop June 6-9, 2016
04 Aug 2015 Sterling Edwards Workshop June 13-16, 2016
01 Aug 2015 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit, Call for Entries
01 Jul 2015 2015 Members Show
23 May 2015 Arleta Pech Workshop (CANCELLED)
22 May 2015 Judy Patti Workshop - July 14-16 2015
21 May 2015 2015 CWS Members Show, Call for Entries
31 Jan 2015 Robbie Laird Workshop - CANCELLED
31 Jan 2015 Tom Jones Workshop - June 8-10 2015
30 Jan 2015 Randy Hale Workshop - April 21-23 2015
08 Jan 2015 CWS 2015 State Watercolor Exhibit, Call for Entries
05 Dec 2014 Opening Reception of CWS New Trends Exhibit
05 Dec 2014 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit
15 Nov 2014 ENTER 40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibit (DEADLINE NOV 15)
24 Oct 2014 ENTER CWS New Trends in Water Media Exhibit (DEADLINE OCT 24)
12 Aug 2014 Thomas Schaller Workshop
16 Jul 2014 2014 Members Show
07 Jul 2014 Sterling Edwards Workshop
20 May 2014 Tom Jones Demo (the workshop is cancelled)
01 Apr 2014 39th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
04 Mar 2014 Carl Dalio Workshop
04 Mar 2014 CWS 2014 State Watercolor Exhibit
11 Jan 2014 "Passport to Paris" CWS Offsite Tour
08 Oct 2013 Mary Alice Braukman Workshop
07 Sep 2013 New Trends Show 2013
05 Jul 2013 2013 Members Show
17 Jun 2013 Sterling Edwards Workshop
18 Apr 2013 CWS Plymouth Congregational Art Show
15 Apr 2013 Steven Quiller Workshop
26 Feb 2013 Thomas Schaller workshop
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