GCWS Workshops - 2023
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Jean Pederson

Jan 17-20, 2023 

4-day In-person Workshop​

$450  member  $495  Non-member

Seductive Surfaces with Watermedia

This course will open the door into the exploration of various combinations mixed media with an emphasis on water soluble paints and mediums. You will be encouraged to take risks and work beyond your traditional practice in pursuit of your own personal language. We will be mixing it up by exploring how everything from gesso, acrylics, inks, and mark making tools, collage and much more will be explored. These Techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter and styles and surfaces to create your own unique artistic statement.

Emphasis will be placed on design, personal style, and class work will be part of the course. Jean will focus on still life, abstract and landscape subjects.

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Cole Wolford

Feb 22 - 23, 2023

2-day In-person Workshop

$200 member $245 Non-member

Join Cole on this watercolor journey where we will create a wonderful painting using just a mouth atomizer and masking fluid! Yes, there is a little bit of brush work involved, it is watercolor after all, but the vast majority of your painting will be done with a mouth atomizer. I developed my technique  after being inspired by the urban art scene in Berlin. Come along as we explore techniques for creating textures while making a harmonious painting by using a limited palette. Regardless if you are an abstract or representational painter, landscape or portrait lover, you will leave with an additional tool to integrate into your individual painting style.

During this 2 day workshop experience we will go step by step through the process and at the end of the second day you will have a completed half sheet cityscape or still life painting. Both images along with the starting instructions will be provided ahead of the workshop. You choose which one you want to paint and arrive ready to go!

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Stan Kurth

March 21 - 23, 2023​

3-day In-Person Workshop

$350 member and $395 Non-member

Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of ink, watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.

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  • Select your bank APP, select Zelle and to pay GCWS, type in membership@goldcoastwatercolor.com and then the amount with a memo of what you are paying for. You and GCWS get an email of the payment immediately.​

Location: ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  

Hours of Workshop: 9:30-4 with a 30 min Lunch Break

Interactive workshop where the Instructor is with you throughout the day.


Reservation Policy: ALL workshop spaces are reserved on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis.

To Reserve Your Space:  Payment via PayPal


 Cancellation Policy: 

  1. $30 cancellation fee when cancelled more than 48hrs before start of workshop.

  2. Cancel within 48 hours ,there is no refund at all. You will be issued a workshop certificate in the amount of the workshop, to be redeemed within 18 months of cancellation for another workshop