Workshops

SWCA organizes several workshops every year aligned with the desires of our membership.  These workshops are open to non-members as well as members.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • Edmonton

    This workshop was originally schedule in December 2018. 



    JIM DAVIES – Watercolour Workshop

    Beginner / Intermediate

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 / 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Signworks Plus  | 15607-100A Ave NW, Edmonton

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2019


    SWCA Members: $55.00  /  Non-members: $70.00

    Minimum participants: 10 / Maximum participants: 15

    This workshop is for beginner and intermediate artists. We will consider:

    • Material Exploration: Examine paper, colors, gradated washes – 30 minutes
    • Still-life: Simple floral Still-life /other (developing textures and color contrasts).Includes demo, individual and group critique of work – 1.5 hours
    • Building a Landscape: Jim will show examples of his work, discuss his process and instrumentation. Students will do a free-hand copy of a landscape provided. Following, students will then do their own Alberta landscape. This includes instructor demo, individual and group critique of work – 1.5 hours.                                                  

    To REGISTER for this workshop:

    Email Nancy Sorensen (click here) with your contact information. Please include the name of this workshop in your email.

    Upon confirmation of your acceptance:

    Mail your cheque to Society of Western Canadian Artists, Attention: Workshops Committee, c/o 15607 - 100A Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB  T5P 0L5 

    OR cheques/cash can be brought to a SWCA monthly meetings prior to the workshop. 

    Please make cheques payable to Society of Western Canadian Artists. 



    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • Edmonton


    RAYMA PETERSON – Ecological Watercolours


    Saturday, February 9, 2019 / 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Signworks Plus  | 15607-100A Ave NW, Edmonton

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2019


    SWCA Members: $55.00  /  Non-members: $70.00

    Minimum participants: 10 / Maximum participants: 15

    The workshop will focus on ecological watercolours. The subject matter should be a close up of one or just a few flowers/plants in a natural setting.

    • Artists should work with a small format, 9 x 12" as the maximum.
    • Artists should bring their own photos to work from but photos can be supplied if students desire. Please request with application.
    • A drawing of the composition should be completed before class so time can be spent on the painting.
    • Colour samples will be created to work from. Painting includes wet into wet, wet onto dry, glazing, drybrush, stippling and hatching to create a habitat painting.                    
    For information about Rayma, visit https://raymapetersonart.weebly.com/about.html   


    To REGISTER for this workshop:

    Email Nancy Sorensen (click here) with your contact information. Please include the name of this workshop in your email.

    Upon confirmation of your acceptance:

    Mail your cheque to Society of Western Canadian Artists, Attention: Workshops Committee, c/o 15607 - 100A Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB  T5P 0L5 

    OR cheques/cash can be brought to a SWCA monthly meetings prior to the workshop. 

    Please make cheques payable to Society of Western Canadian Artists. 



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