In-Person Workshops

Join our in-person workshops with renown watercolor artists

Upcoming In-Person Workshops 2023-2024

Learn from renown watercolor artists from around the world at our in-person workshops hosted by the WSST through our local art centers. 

December 7 – 9, 2023 (Rockport Center for the Arts)

Vladislav Yeliseyev: 3-Day Watercolor Workshop

Vladislav Yeliseyev is an award-winning artist who works in watercolor and more recently oil.

In 1996 Vladislav won the Formal Presentation Drawing Award from American Society of Architectural Illustrators.  His work is prominently featured in February 2016 issue of  the Watercolor Artist magazine where he is also chosen as a cover artist, 2017 June/July issue of PleinAir Magazine and 2018 March issue of Art of Watercolour (french edition).

In his work as a plein air artist, Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show Awards, First Place Awards, Collector’s Choice Awards and The BoldBrush Award.

Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. 

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Vlad will demonstrate his approach to creating  impressionistic watercolors and bringing out the light, that is so crucial to every watercolor. He will show how to prepare a watercolor painting using small tonal sketches.

Vladislav welcomes both novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

February 1 – 3, 2024 (Rockport Center for the Arts)

Jean Francois Arnaud: 3-Day Watercolor Workshop

Jean Francois Arnaud will return to South Texas in February 2024 to teach another 3-day workshop!

“From the light is born the shadow, from this contrasting set is born a scene, the artistic interpretation creates the atmosphere. Between the search for poetry and realism, my heart swings.

What I want the most is to understand the landscape that I paint, without spectacular effects, but with accuracy. Thus improving the technique with each painting, I get closer to a form of truth.”

Coming to the Rockport Center for the Arts in August 2024!

Ari de Goes Jr: 3-Day Watercolor Workshop

Ari de Goes Jr is a Brazilian from São Paulo and had a career in advertising and marketing. Art director, Creative director, and as a businessman owning his Ad Agency. He worked in the area of communication for more than 30 years, where he acquired experience in the creative process, art directions, photography, entrepreneurship, administrative practices, leadership, mediation, coordination and group work, guidance, and human development.

He started professionally at age 14 as a draftsman in advertising agencies. Since 2011 he has developed his authorial work with watercolor in editorial projects, galleries and is a professor of technique and orientation of the individual artistic process for beginners and advanced students of watercolor.

He conducts classes, workshops and monthly group trips in Brazil and International. He is founder of the Plein Air Project. As a plein air painter, promotes a monthly outdoor painting excursion with a group of students in  the beautiful region of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Since 2015, he has coordinated Group of Studies and Experiments with the technique of watercolor in Florianópolis – Brazil. Director of Communication of the NGO Casa da Criança Morro da Penitenciária since 2018, with participation in social and artistic projects in the area of Childhood and adolescence.

Can’t attend in-person? Join our online classes instead.

If you missed a past workshop, don’t worry, we have you covered! Just click on the Guest Artist Archive button below. You can read a biography of each artist and decide if you want to purchase that workshop. Each workshop is $15 for members or $55 for non-members.

Once you purchase the workshop, you will be given a unique password to a resource page that includes the Zoom video and all the resource material including the photo references, any downloads required for the paint-along, and a picture of the final painting!

You will have unique access to this page and be able to view the video as many times as you like!

Access our archived zoom workshops and monthly sunday painting classes

The WSST Monthy Sunday Paintings and archived Zoom Mini-Workshops are just $35 for the year and FREE to all members.

Live guest artist demonstrations on Zoom are $15 each to our members.   If you miss the Live scheduled workshop and you are not a member, cost for the recording is $55.  All recordings past and future professional guest workshops are $15 to members.

Proceeds for the $15 professional guest workshops go directly to the artist giving the demonstration. The WSST only benefits from it’s membership fee.

We ask for a subscription of $35/year to receive access to our workshop archive and an additional $15 for each live professional guest workshop.

You can pay for your annual membership on our Join Page.  This will grant you access to our Archived Zoom classes for 2021-2023 and includes access to our Video Archive as long as your membership remains active. This is over 100 hours of class instruction!

Becoming a member also has great benefits including entry to our yearly Member’s Exhibition and special discounts. You can go to our Join Page to see a list of our membership benefits.

Once you join, you will receive a welcome email with further information and password to our archive within 1 business day.

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