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Valley Watercolor Society is a non-profit organization in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California dedicated to the enjoyment of watercolor and water media painting. We hold a variety of programs and activities throughout the year, including monthly meetings featuring speakers and demonstrations, workshops, plein air paint outs, and an annual juried exhibit.

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Plein Air Paint-Outs Announced for October 2017

This month’s paint-outs have been scheduled! Open to sketchers and painters, members and non-members, our paint-outs feature beautiful locations, artistic inspiration, and friendly camaraderie. Here are the paint-outs for this month: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9am – ? Leonis Adobe Museum 23537 Calabasas Rd. Calabasas, CA 91302 Click for directions from your location. Historic buildings …

Meetings

Valley Watercolor Society holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, September through June.

Each meeting features a guest artist who speaks and gives a demonstration, as well as meet-and-greet time, our monthly society show, in which members display recent work (and win prizes), snacks, a raffle, and great camaraderie and art. San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, where our meetings are held, is a gallery in itself, and at the break we can see the exhibit of the month. Everyone is welcome, both members (join) and non-members ($5).

2017-2018 Schedule:

September 12, 2017 – demonstrator: Carol Carter
October 12, 2017 – demonstrator: Debbie Abshear
November 9, 2017 – demonstrator: Louisa McHugh
January 11, 2018 – demonstrator: Joe Cibere
February 8, 2018 – demonstrator: Keiko Tanabe
March 8, 2018 – demonstrator: Brenda Swenson
April 12, 2018 – demonstrator: Frank Francese
May 10, 2018 – demonstrator: Jan Godachy
June 14, 2018 – demonstrator: Nick Runge

Join us at:

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356

Parking is on Etiwanda or in the lot behind the complex, in the fenced in area. Do not park in the spaces reserved for businesses inside the courtyard. They will come into the meeting and make you move your car.

Past demonstrators

Workshops

Valley Watercolor Society invites guest artists from around the world to share their knowledge and inspiration with us. Ranging from 1-5 days, our workshops are open to both members and non-members.

If you’re on a phone – please turn your device sideways to see this table in its entirety:

2017-2018 VWS Workshops

ArtistDatesTimesMember PriceNon-Member Price# days
2017
Carol CarterSep 15-179a-4p$240$3003
Debbie AbshearOct 139a-4p$60$801
Louisa McHughNov 129a-4p$60$801
2018
Joe CibereJan 20-219a-4p$120$1602
Keiko TanabeFeb 9-109a-4p$120$1602
Brenda SwensonMar 16-189a-4p$180$2403
Frank FranceseApr 13-159a-4p$240$3003
Jan GodachyMay 199a-4p$60$801

Workshop leaders also give demonstrations in our monthly meetings.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your space is saved upon receipt of payment for the workshop.

Workshops are held at:

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard St.,
Tarzana, CA  91356

Parking is on Etiwanda or in the lot behind the complex, in the fenced in area. Do not park in the spaces reserved for businesses inside the courtyard. They will come into the meeting and make you move your car.

Past workshop leaders

To register, click here to email Selina Cheng.