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Artist Helping Artists

Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, offers it's Members, their guests & persons interested in Watercolor an opportunity to learn techniques from other Artists.  We meet at Clark College on the second Saturday of the month from 1pm to 4pm, (Jan - June, Sep & Oct), in the Frost Art Building, Room 103.

Each month there is an Artist demonstration, after which there is time to "Paint Along" if you want. People attending, bring their own materials. At this time there is no charge. 

February 10 - Margaret Webb

Painting Leaves

We will join Margaret in uncovering the secrets of painting leaves. Leaves appear in many of our paintings. There are many colors, adding different element to the technique. Margaret has been intentional in her painting of leaves and will share what she has discovered with us.


March 9 - Critique, Demo & Paint Along

Lee Bauman & Barbara Hope

Twice a year SWWS offers a critique to our members before the Spring & Fall Exhibit.

This critique will be led by Artist, Instructor & Innovator Lee Bauman.  He will be accompanied by Barbara Hope, Artist & President of SWWS.

The critique is for all SWWS members, but especially for our new associate members, before the Jurying In later in the month. Emails will be sent out with info for Jurying In.

Please join us by bringing paintings you would like to be critiqued.

After the critique, Lee will give a short demo and if you want you can paint.

I hope you you join us.

April 13 - Diana Thewlis

Painting Glass

Diana Thewlis will help us uncover the secrets around painting glass in watercolor.  We often say" wow" when it's done well.  Here's your chance to create your own "wow."

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May 11 - Patti Kraft

Pop-Up Cards

Patti is an artist from Oregon City. She will introduce us to watercolor pop-up cards.

This fun adventure will be brand new to many of us. A list of supplies will be provided closer to the date of the AHA.

June 8 - Mary Emert

Watercolor and Ink

Mary will guide us into the world of enhancing our watercolor paintings by adding ink to bring out the hidden and not so hidden details in our flowers. Yes, it works on landscapes as well.

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September 14 - Tao Zhou

Urban Landscapes

There are landscapes and then there are urban landscapes.  Each requires a different set of techniques. This AHA will feature Tao Zhou and the urban landscape.


Save the Dates 

More AHA's to be announced 

*October 12*

Thank you Barbara Brower for organizing the AHA's

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