2019 Workshops

2019 workshops, (details below), will be held at Zehmer Hall, Charlottesville, VA.  Maximum 25 participants per workshop. Reserve your space with a $50 deposit, which is applicable to final fee. Final payment is due one month before the workshop with check payable to “CVWG Workshop”.

Send your deposit with your address, phone number and email address to Patty Richmond, 2395 Kingston Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 Phone: (434) 296-2979; email:

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30, 2019

“Drawing to Painting –Fundamentals to Better Paintings” with William Snow


Day one of this workshop will emphasize the importance of drawing to improve composition. Working from real life or photos, the session will emphasize sketching first to help define shapes, improve balance, create a focal point, simplify detail, look for negative space, and build contrast.

The second day will focus on watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet, color layering, dry brush, re-wetting passages, hard vs. soft edges, scrubbing, scratching, and when and where to use masking liquid. Participants will have a chance to work on all these techniques.

The final afternoon will be spent doing a practice painting.

Bill has been involved in art almost his entire life. After earning a degree in Fine Art, he worked for over 40 years in the audio visual and advertising businesses as an Art Director and Graphic Designer. During this period he painted in watercolor during his spare time. Now retired, Bill paints full time. His work is found in a number of private collections around the country and has won several awards. He is a member of the Fluvanna Art Association, the CVWG, the Virginia Watercolor Society and is an associate member of the American Watercolor Society.

Completed Workshops

Tuesday thru Thursday, May 7-8-9, 2019

 “Painting the Essence of the Blue Ridge in Watercolor” with Peg Sheridan

Humpback Rocks by Peg Sheridan

Join us as we learn to paint the things we love about our Blue Ridge Mountains!  We will spend time learning how to paint: rocks, trees, ridges, fog and waterfalls.  Each day will focus on a different subject and technique.  In the process, you will acquire many painting skills, including mixing color, painting wet-in-wet, creating texture, saving whites, and much more.  You will learn how to compose a painting, how to plan values, how to choose a limited palette, and how to develop a painting.  Peg will provide color worksheets, demonstrations, one-on-one help, and critiques.

Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolors for almost 40 years, and has been teaching watercolor painting for almost 30 years.  She teaches at Beverley Street Studio School, Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro, VECCA in Woodstock, Augusta County Parks and Recreation, and several other places.   She is known for her encouraging manner and enthusiasm.  She is a very popular instructor, and most of her classes sell out.  See Peg’s work, and more about her classes at

A materials list will be sent upon registration.


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