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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 from September to June including monthly meetings with demos, workshops, plein air paint-outs, and an Annual Exhibit.

For a detailed description of our programs, visit the Activities Page.

Scroll down for the latest news and the lineup of our meetings and workshops for the coming year. Plein air paint-outs are scheduled month-to-month.

To see all individual scheduled events, visit the Upcoming Events page.

VWS News

October Paint-Outs

We have three plein air paint-outs coming up in October: Paramount Ranch – Wed, Oct 3, 9am-12pm Paramount Ranch offers several miles of easy to moderate scenic hikes through chaparral, riparian, and valley oak savannah plant communities. Equestrians and mountain bikers may access these multi-use trails. Wildlife sightings might include red-tailed hawks, acorn woodpeckers, blue …

2018-2019 Event Summary

Meetings and workshops are held at at:
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356

Remaining 2017-2018 Meeting:
June 14, 2018 meeting – demonstrator: Nick Runge

2018-2019 Meetings & Workshops

Date(s)DayTimeEventCostMembers
September 13, 2018Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by Christina Ramos$5Free
October 11, 2018Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by
Pete Morris
$5Free
October 20, 2018Sat9a-4p1-Day Workshop with Pete Morris$80$60
November 8, 2018Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by Dave Lobenberg$5Free
November 9-11, 2018Fri-Sun9a-4p3-Day Workshop with Dave Lobenberg$300$240
January 10, 2019Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by John Byram$5Free
January 19, 2019Sat9a-4p1-Day Workshop with John Byram$90$70
February 14, 2019Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by Thomas Schaller$5Free
February 15-17, 2019Fri-Sun9a-4p3-Day Workshop with Thomas Schaller$330$270
March 14, 2019Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by Linda Kemp$5Free
March 15-17, 2019Fri-Sun9a-4p3-Day Workshop with Linda Kemp$330$270
April 11, 2019Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by Cathy Quiel$5Free
April 12, 2019Fri9a-4p1-Day Workshop with Cathy Quiel$90$70
May 9, 2019Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo by Joseph Stoddard$5Free
May 11-12, 2019Sat-Sun9a-4p2-Day Workshop with Joseph Stoddard$180$140
June 13, 2019Thu7p-9pMeeting & demo TBA$5Free

To view these events in detail, visit our Events page.