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General Meetings Program 2022-2023

First Plymouth Congregational Church

3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO 80113

7:00-9:00 pm  General business meeting followed by the program 



June 21, 2022     Watercolor Demo by Kathleen Lanzoni

Sept 20, 2022     Marbling Demo by Renee Eisenbart

Oct 18, 2022       Watercolor Demo by Linda Renaud


Upcoming events

    • 14 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Red Rocks Community College – Sculpture Studio 13300, W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Lakewood, CO 80228
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    KEIKO TANABE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP


    Internationally famous Keiko Tanabe will be hosting

    this rare 3 day workshop with the Colorado Watercolor Society!



    Take a journey with Keiko as you explore creative, atmospheric painting with her stylistic brushstrokes.  Learn the elements of making better design, while allowing yourself to explore freely and simply.  The workshop will be primarily studio work with the opportunity to Plein air paint one morning, weather permitting.  Plein air is Keiko’s favorite and you may either participate in painting outdoors or just watch the beauty of her awesome demo in the splendor of Red Rocks as a back drop! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading watercolor masters of the day!

    Date:               July 14th, 15th, & 16th 2022 

    Location:         Red Rocks Community College – Sculpture Studio

                           13300, W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Lakewood, CO 80228

    Lunch break:  12:00- 1:00 p.m.


    Workshop fees are $400.00 for CWS members and $450.00 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).  Board members $320.00

    *Cancellations will be accepted for a full refund up to 30 days in advance of the starting date of the workshop. Thereafter no refunds are to be issued.

    If you have any questions please contact Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com 


    Click HERE for full details of the workshop.

    Click HERE for the Material List


    How to Register: 
    You can register online @
    https://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org  for your convenience.

    Note: 

    These dates stand unless a State Health Emergency necessitates changes. 

    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.)


    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • : First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood,
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    RENE EISENBART MARBLING WORKSHOP

    Marbling Magic

    Renee Eisenbart is a marbling master, but so much more!


                                                                 


    Click HERE to watch a video on Intoduction to Marbling


    We’ll have 3 days to marble! Rene will provide the supplies, including some paper, you bring blank watercolor paper, art prints, paintings you’re not happy with, maps or sheet music that you can marble. You will go home with reinvented paintings and sheets of marbled papers. This will be a FAST PACED workshop — so be prepared to move quickly. While there are many steps, marbling is easy once you learn how.
    Warning: Marbling can be addictive!

    Day 1
    MARBLING BASICS — Prepare your paper. Learn what materials to use plus how to apply and manipulate the paint with tools to create a variety of patterns including the Gel-git, Nonpareil, Chevron, Fountain and Feather. Simulate water or stone. Make exciting one-of-a-kind papers for collage or experimental paintings. While the marbling process is fast and exhilarating, to master it requires learning the steps. But even on this first day you will be surprised how many papers you can make. If you know how, come with papers alum treated to begin marbling sooner.


    Day 2
    BEYOND BASICS — Learn to manipulate marbled patterns such as Birdwing, French Curl and Thistle. Rene will demonstrate how she integrates marbling with watercolor paintings by making a Lace pattern. It’s easy when you know how to approach it! We’ll talk about color palette choices and how to prepare your pattern for opacity or transparency. Marble sheets of blank watercolor paper with patterns that allow paper to show through. Marble over art prints to get a feel for how much to cover, or maps, sheet music, pages from a book. Marble the BACK side of paintings you don't want, or over the top side to combine the art and patterning. Double marble patterns that you want to enhance.

    Day 3
    Learn to make subtle patterns with little value change and riotous patterns full of verve. Marble specialty papers using metallic paints or technique such as dripping paint into the pattern. Master complex traditional patterns or experiment and make up your own. Rene will show you how to make the Italian Vein pattern and how to print it as a Spanish Wave. If you want, marble a 3-D object or silk scarf or cotton cloth to cover a special sketchbook.

    Be prepared for a lively, fast paced workshop. 

    WHAT IS SUPPLIED:

    Alum solution for preparing your paper, acrylic marbling paints and wands, carrageenan size and shared marbling tools are all provided. 

    *Due to the extremely active and strenuous nature of this class we must limit the class to 13 students, so that Renee can give each student individual attention.  Cancellations will not be allowed after July 31st, 2022, due to the fact that CWS will be purchasing materials and putting your take home kits together.


    Click HERE for the Materials List.

    Click HERE for the Take Home Kit




    Date: September14th, 15th, & 16th  2022

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

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

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


    Workshop fees are $450.00 for CWS members and $500.00 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).  Board members $360.00

    Each workshop registration will include a take home Marbling Kit included in the price.  Approximate retail value of the take home kit is $75.00.  Click HERE for kit details:


    How to Register: 
    You can register online @ https://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org  for your convenience.

    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.)  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com

    • 21 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • : First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood,
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    RENE EISENBART  

    2 DAY MARBLING APPLIED WORKSHOP

    Renee Eisenbart is a marbling master, but so much more!

                                 

                                 


    MARBLING APPLIED

    You’ve marbled and have a stack of amazingly beautiful papers — but what to do now? This 2-day workshop takes you through the many options for turning your marbling into beautiful works of art. If you don't have your own marbled papers Rene will share some of hers.

    ■ Paint over your marbled patterns, using mixed media or acrylic ground under your watercolor. Or use thinned acrylic.

    ■ Touch up paintings you’ve marbled to make them “sing”, using transparent and opaque paints or acrylic mediums and grounds! 

    ■ Create a collage, making a pattern that combines imagery with marbling that you love. 

    ■ Collage marbled deli papers onto your paintings to spice them up. 

    ■ Cover a journal. Rene will show examples and offer ideas.

    Rene will demo how she subdues a wild marbled pattern with dark watercolor paint or semi-opaque ground for watercolor, often the first step in integrating a painting. You may want to try this yourself. You determine what direction you want to go. She will work with each of you to find solutions and discover new possibilities.


    Date: September 21st & 22nd 

    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 Blvd)

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


    Workshop fees are $250.00 for CWS members and $300.00 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).  Board members $200.00


    How to Register: 
    You can register online at
     https://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org  for your convenience.

    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.) if you have any questions or clarifications please contact Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com

    *Cancellations will be available for a full refund up to 30 days in advance of the start date of the workshop.  Therafter there will be no refunds.


    Click HERE for the Materials List



Past events

20 Apr 2022 RANDY HALE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP Make a Splash with Watercolor!
19 Oct 2021 STEPHEN QUILLER 2021 COLOR AND WATER MEDIA WORKSHOP
21 Apr 2021 Birgit O'Connor- 3 day ZOOM Workshop “Painting a Starflower in Watercolor"”
20 Apr 2021 Daniel Marshall Demo (Zoom) (members.. sign in to register)
25 Mar 2021 Lorraine Watry- 3 day ZOOM workshop “Painting Reflections in Water with Swan”
16 Mar 2021 Scott Roberts Demo (Zoom) (members.. sign in to register)
06 Feb 2021 “Image Preparation for Exhibition” by Carol Newsom (Zoom)
20 Oct 2020 CANCELLED Randy Hale Workshop Painting With Pizazz!
15 Sep 2020 CANCELLED! RUTH ARMITAGE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - THE ABC’S OF ABSTRACTION
03 Aug 2020 Sterling Edwards Big Brush Watercolors Workshop
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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