On Line Classes and Guest Artists

What our Members are Saying:

“I just want to thank you for your many contributions to all of us who are members of WSSTX. I am so appreciative of your ability to instruct in a sequential manner, as well, as your artistic talents. In addition, your knowledge of all the technical and administrative skills necessary  to successfully  do what you do, makes me feel connected  though I live in Maryland. Bottom line is…I feel blessed to have found your website, and you, who bring all these elements together.  Again, thank you.” ~GD

“Thank you!  I so appreciate your mini-zoom sessions and the guest artist sessions.  You’ve built a very vibrant artists community and it’s wonderful.” ~SV

ZOOM MINI-WORKSHOPS

WSST ZOOM Mini-Workshops are just $35 for the year!

Guest artist demonstrations are $15 for and open to both members and non-members. We ask for a donation of $35/year and receive access to our workshop archive. You can pay for your membership on our JOIN PAGE. This will grant you access to our ZOOM classes for 2021-2022 and including access to our VIDEO ARCHIVE as long as your membership remains current. This is over 80 hours of class instruction!

Being a member also has great benefits including entry to our yearly Members Exhibition. 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 usually within 1 business day.

Upcoming WSST Zoom Workshops

FREE to our MEMBERS


Winter Scene – Zoom #31 Class Demo/Sunday Painting

December 11th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

Join the WSST for another Sunday Painting where we tackle a winter scene. This will be our final Sunday painting and Zoom lesson #31. Artist Al Kline will describe compositional design concepts, thumbnail sketching and atmospheric effects painting a winter scene with mountains, snow and reflective elements complimenting the natural light.

Barn in Pennsylvania – Zoom #32 Class Demo/Sunday Painting

January 1st, 2023 (NEW YEARS SUNDAY PAINTING!) – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

Join the WSST for a Sunday Painting of a barn in Pennsylvania. We will go over compositional design, tonal studies and painting this lovely little barn in watercolor! Zoom connection settings and password will be sent out 1 week prior to this Sunday painting class.


Upcoming WSST Zoom Demonstrations with Special Guest Artists

$15 Fee for our MEMBERS


Eugeniu Gorean Zoom Mini-Workshop – Winter Landscape

December 18th, 2022 – Sunday, 10-1pm CST

Artist Eugen Gorean was born to a family of teachers Chisinau, Moldova.  Having started to paint and  to draw as a young child, by the age of 12 he had already decided to pursue a career in art.  At just 16, he became a student at the A. Plamadeala Art College.  After four years of study there, even more convinced of his vocation, he moved to the Academy of Fin Arts in Chisinau.  Within two years, he became the “Best Student” of the Academy.

Gorean’s work is not only held in private collections, but can also be found in public collections such as the European Parliament, the Uckange Museum, and even the Purcari Winery.  His commitment to art extends beyond his own work to the didactic diffusion of his craft and vision.  He routinely holds workshops across the world.  More recently, Gorean has become the official ambassador of the Canson brand, and of Tintoretto brushes.  After all, the ideal life is both practical and beautiful. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM WORKSHOP – Fee is $15 for Members

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


Kim Johnson-Nechtman 2023 Zoom Mini-Workshop

January 8th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

Kim is a signature member of The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, The San Diego Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Arizona Watercolor Association. Her works have been featured in Splash 13: Alternative Approaches; Splash 14: Light and Color; Splash 16: Exploring Texture; and Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects. Kim was recently featured in The Art of Watercolour (21st Issue) magazine for her work with canine portraits.

Kim was most recently awarded the Tina Langham-Smith & Glenn Smith Award for “Pearls on the Beach” at the 2016 7th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition. Her work “The Stories Men Tell” was also selected for inclusion in the 2016 HVAA 83rd Annual National Exhibition.
Kim Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, AZ where she teaches watercolor and drawing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM WORKSHOP – Fee is $15 for Members

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


Jean Francois Arnaud 2023 Zoom Mini-Workshop

February 5th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

“From light is born the shadow, from this contrasting set a scene is born, the artistic interpretation creates the atmosphere. Between the search for poetry and realism, my heart swings. What I want most is to understand the landscape I paint.”

Jean Francois Arnaud is a watercolorist who lives in the South of France. His watercolors are rich and vibrant and he specializes in land and seascapes. Join us for this wonderful workshop!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM WORKSHOP – Fee is $15 for Members

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


Michael Reardon 2023 Zoom Mini-Workshop

March 5th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.

In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris. Originally trained as an architect with a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, he was an architectural illustrator for over thirty years.  In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.

His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual shows of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco. 

He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. He is also the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes from North Light Books.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM WORKSHOP – Fee is $15 for Members

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


Shelley Prior 2023 Zoom Mini-Workshop

April 16th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

Shelley Prior is an award-winning professional watercolour artist in Burlington, Ontario. She started painting at a very young age and really have never stopped. Her subject matter is quite varied but still life and portraiture are prominent. Her work is almost always highly realistic with rich colour, beautiful light and attention to detail. Many of her original works can be found in collections throughout the world. 

“I started teaching about 30 years ago and the demand for classes and workshops has grown tremendously so I am now teaching most days of the week. These days it means more online teaching than in-person but we are gradually returning to more in-person experiences together. “

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM WORKSHOP – Fee is $15 for Members

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


Gordon Jones 2023 Zoom Mini-Workshop

June 18th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

Gordon “Gord” Jones has always been an artist. After experiencing many different mediums such as oils, pastels, acrylics, even egg tempera he returned to his greatest love, transparent watercolour.

Gord has sought direction throughout his artistic career from many of Canada’s most loved watercolourists. He has always found visual communication speaks clearest, even though his interpretations leave room for the viewer to explore and most importantly, participate in the conversation.

He focuses on taking familiar life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of nature and how light describes its many forms. Gord seeks to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotional reaction and transferring that sense of space.

Gord is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Society of Canadian Artists, and enjoys memberships inthe Niagara Frontier Watercolour Society, The Haliburton Arts Council, the Rails End Gallery, and is Ontario”s representative of the International Watercolour Society. Gord is a certified Adult Educator. He is represented by various galleries in Ontario and participates in selected exhibitions throughout the year.

After cottaging in the area for over 30 years, Gord and family have made Haliburton their home.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR GORD’s WORKSHOP – Fee $15 for MEMBERS

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


Tim Saternow 2023 Zoom Mini-Workshop

September 17th, 2023 – Sunday, 1-4pm CST

“I make the city quiet.”

Tim Saternow is an American painter whose watercolor paintings explore the lost and forgotten areas on the edges of the urban scene. His work encompasses the old High Line train trestle above the gritty industrial streets of New York City, the empty homesteads of Joshua Tree, California, and the dignified and genial old houses of Provincetown, on Cape Cod.

Saternow, trained as a set and lighting designer in theater, and as an art director in film, has always used his design sensibilities to make paintings that tell stories of the people who live in these places.

He paints large architectural landscape watercolors with a thick use of watercolor paint, playing with the tension between the illusions of depth, carefully drawn linear perspective, and an obvious play on the surface of the paper through watermarks, paint runs, blooms and spatters.    Saternow is particularly sensitive to the emotive power of light, especially the distinct light of fall and winter creating deep shadows while playing across the faces of the old brick townhouses in New York and the weathered clapboard of Cape Cod.

Tim Saternow was awarded the 2019 Fellowship with The Clark Hulings Fund, and is currently a Executive Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM WORKSHOP – Fee is $15 for Members

SEND CHECKS to : Al Kline – President WSST, 4833 Saratoga Blvd #504, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413-2212 (Put name of workshop on the check and email address please)


If you missed a past Special Guest Artist Workshop!

If you missed a past workshop, don’t worry, we have you covered! Just CLICK BELOW on the GUEST ARTIST ARCHIVE. You can read a biography of each artist and decide if you want to purchase that workshop.

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!