Upcoming Workshop Opportunities


Here are the currently scheduled workshops for 2017-2018 I anticipate a few more opportunities to be added for Fall 2017 so keep checking back!

SOLD OUT  (with waiting list)   Cheap Joe’s April 30-May 4th, 2018 / Painting Bold and Controlled with Watercolor

Wes Waugh Workshops are designed for groups and organizations to address desired skill levels, time frames, and unique considerations or areas of focus desired.  Wes’s teaching philosophy emphasizes three components in growing as an artist:
  • developing an understanding of the materials, tools and physical characteristics of the medium
  • understanding the principles and elements of design relative to painting
  • building a unique relationship with your subject matter (or conceptual approach) that allows for an individualized and expressive result.
These components are:
  • interrelated, learning one enhances learning the others
  • prioritized differently in process depending upon the person (and personality
  • learned cumulatively over time

Last but not least, working together should be enjoyable and strike a balance between serious focus, fun and good humor.

(Has Occurred)  Helena, Montana Art Center / July 8th & 9th 2017

Wes will conduct a two-day Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Workshop in beautiful Helena, Montana. The studio workshop will be held at Montana Wild / Spring Meadow Lake Education Center. Contact Janet Olson Workshop Coordinator for more info as the date approaches.

(Has Occurred)  Wes Waugh 2-day Watercolor Workshop at Florence Thomas Art School, West Jefferson, N.C. / May 19-20th

Time: 9:00am – 4:00 pm (session begins at 9 am, 1 hour lunch 12:00-1:00pm)

Suggested Level 1-2 : Experience helpful, but not necessary

Overview: Morning sessions and demonstration will focus on many of the technical aspects of the wet into wet approach as well as the suggested goals and mindset that leads to success with this method. A later morning guided activity will allow participants to directly experience some of these issues and practices with “brush in hand”.

The afternoons will proceed with a painting lab designed to follow the lead of the morning demonstrations. Subject reference material as well as a template will be available or participants may provide their own subject materials to work from. Wes will offer individual assistance and guidance as questions and problems arise, and will make the best effort possible to rotate among the students and address their individual need and help them critique their work and assess progress. For more info, pricing and scheduling contact Florence School at info below:

Kathleen Janowiak, Executive Director / Phone: 336-846-3827) / Address: 10 S. Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694 Mailing Address: PO Box 865, West Jefferson, NC 28694 / Email: florenceartschool@gmail.com