Hello and welcome to our Latest news section of the WSST website. We try and update this page on a regular basis so you can stay in touch with us!
This page will routinely update our latest announcements including:
- Mini-Workshop Schedule
- WSST Quarterly Meetings schedule
- Professional 3-day workshops
- Plein Air Events in the Coastal Bend
- Information on upcoming exhibitions
FACEBOOK Livestreaming – Online
The WSST has published a few Tutorial Videos and Live Streaming from FACEBOOK Live . There are now 5 (five) programs to watch. You can access the 5 (Five) programs HERE. FB live streams will be announced for future events on facebook.
Quarterly WSST Meeting
The next WSST Meeting is scheduled in JANUARY 2021. (TBA) at the Port Aransas Art Center.
We have partnered with the Port Aransas Art Center and the Galvan House to begin watercolor mini-workshops. These mini-workshops will be a great way to get together and paint. The mini-workshops will cost a $5 donation per student made to the Port Aransas Art Center.
PLEIN AIR EVENTS:
The next Plein Air Event will be announced soon. We will begin scheduling Plein Air Events in October 2020. (Date TBA)
Typically, Richie Vios and I will split into 2 groups and paint. You can go on your own or just watch, it’s entirely up to you! We will go over our approach to plein air painting and the process or subject, composition, sketch and painting a quick watercolor. We will start at 9am and meet back at the art center at 1pm to show and tell our works!
October 10th, 2020- Mini-Workshop (1-4pm)
” Painting an Animal Portrait”
- This workshop will includes a basic drawing tutorial and we will review techniques in color mixing for watercolor washes.
- Students will gain proficiency in sketching with explanation of lights, midtones, darks, shade and cast shadows to produce a 3 dimensional animal Portrait.
- Students will gain proficiency on brush stokes and texturing techniques in Portrait painting.
- You may bring your own photo or use the photo provided for the paint along.
- A Paint – Along Demo will be done to tie it all together.
October 24th, 2020- Mini-Workshop (1-4pm)
“Painting Flowers in Watercolor”
- This workshop will show a variety of techniques on how to paint flowers as a still life.
- Students will gain proficiency in creating a variety of textures and color tones on watercolor paper.
- Students will gain proficiency in mixing colors on watercolor paper and creating various wet into wet techniques.
- A Paint-Along will be done to tie it all together.
WORLD-CLASS WATERCOLOR 3-DAY WORKSHOPS
Here is the upcoming invited workshop schedule. I am very excited and humbled to have such talented artists that include Vladislav Yeliseyev, Eugene Gorean, Frank Eber and Andy Evansen to come and teach their interpretation of watercolor painting and techniques. If you truly want to improve your painting and drawing skills and learn different techniques mastered by these wonderful artists, I highly suggest signing up for these workshops.
December 11-13, 2020 – Vladislav Yeliseyev 3-day Watercolor Workshop (5 spots still available!) – REGISTER HERE
February 12-14, 2021 – Frank Eber 3-day Watercolor Workshop – REGISTER HERE
October 21-23, 2021 – Andy Evansen 3-day Watercolor Workshop – REGISTER HERE
December 3-5, 2021 – Eugeniu Gorean 3-day Watercolor Workshop (Registration is open!) – REGISTER HERE
April , 2022 (TBA) – Lynn Farris 3-day Watercolor Workshop
You can access our WORKSHOP SCHEDULE on our website.
If you are interested in teaching in our mini-classes, let me know and we can plan a schedule.
If you have any suggestions and are not able to attend the meeting, please let me know.
Best Regards and Happy Painting!
President WSST (WSSTX.ORG)
Michael Holter Workshop
The Michael Holter workshop was a grand success. You can view the class photos on our workshop page.
Plein Air Painting
The WSST is introducing a Plein Air gathering now every month. In November 2019, we met in Rockport with the help of Louis Garcia in organizing a Plein Air event.
Plein Air event was scheduled for Rockport at Anita Diebels studio, December 17-19 in Rockport Texas. Meet up was at 8:30 am at the Anita Diebels Studio.
Our next Plein Air meeting is in Port Aransas and TBA . Due to the Corona Crisis, we will begin Plein Air meetings again in October 2020. Please go to our facebook page if you are interested.
50 WSST ANNIVERSARY WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED for 2020!
2020 will mark the 50th Anniversary for the WSST! To celebrate this landmark year, we will be offering 2 world-class workshops.
Vladislav Yeliseyev will teach a 3-day workshop in Port Aransas on Decmeber 11-13, 2020. We feel very fortunate that Vlad is taking time out of his busy schedule to come to South Texas and teach. Be sure to go to our registration page to REGISTER for this wonderful opportunity. Hurry because his workshop will sell out fast. We have limited the class to 25 students.
Presentsly (September 2020), we have 5 spots still avilable!
The WSST is extremely excited to bring you these wonderful workshops in 2020-2022.
To see a selection of our upcoming workshops, please visit our WORKSHOPS PAGE for workshops coming in 2020-2022.
Come celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us! We will have special events to be announced throughout the year!
50 WSST ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Our 50th Anniversay members exhibition was being held this year at the Port Aransas Art Center with the showing through the month of August.
This will be a special event marking our 50 years as the premier watercolor society of South Texas!
The winners have been announced and there are 28 works of art on display at the Art Center during the month of August 2020.
Click on the playbill below to see some highlights and this years winners.
The exhibition of art work ran from August 1st to August 31st, 2020. PICKUP for art work will be MONDAY, AUGUST 31st.