CAM Offers Watercolor Workshop

The Coos Art Museum welcomes artist John Hewitt back to the Bay area for a three-day watercolor workshop from Saturday, August 23rd through Monday, August 25th from 10am to 4pm. Learn how to design a work of art, not just a reproduction of a scene. Using elements and principles of design, learn to express a personal view of the world around you, not just a copy of what you see.

First, master the technique. It can be learned in a few easy steps that can be practiced until they are second nature. A new scene will be painted each day with commentary. Subjects covered will be water, sand, driftwood, rocks, buildings, clouds, grasses, etc. A technique for each will be explored and an explanation for choice of paint, paper and brushes will be given. You will be guided toward your own preference of style, not the teacher’s style.

Hewitt states, “I have been a student of the greatest watercolorists of the 20th century. My goal is to pass on this legacy to the 21st century. You will receive encouragement, not criticism.”

Important notes: This will be a plein air workshop, weather permitting. Media: Watercolor. Skill Level: All skill levels welcome. Age Range: Adults only. 12 students max. The workshop fee is $195 for CAM members/$220 non-members. For registration form visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at 541-267-3901 or

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.