Classes & Workshops

Major Workshops

Each quarter WAS-H launches a new line-up of classes and workshops, however, we also add classes during the quarter if a teacher suggests an interesting topic that compliments our other offerings. 

Some classes are one-time events, lasting just two or three hours, while others will be recurring classes that span over 2, 3 or 4 weeks. 

The workshops offered may be one, two, or three-day workshops.  These are typically over a weekend, but sometimes we may have a workshop during the week.  Our regular workshops are taught by local artists and are part of our quarterly education offerings.  The major workshops are typically offered during our major exhibits, AME (October) and IWE (March) each year.

Our "Major" workshops differ from our regular workshops in a few ways:  They are typically offered during the weeks of one of our two major exhibits, AME (October) and IWE (March) and are taught by artist who are internationally or nationally known.  These are often professional artists who teach workshops around the world. 

These workshops can also be two, three, four or five days in duration.  To out more about our upcoming workshops, click HERE 

Want to Teach at WAS-H?

Send an email to our Education Director, Elizabeth Graham, @

Looking for our Recurring Classes & Events?

Recurring events may be subject to cancelation.  To attend an event, must sign-up online to reserve your seat.  

Weekly Events

Monthly Events

Annual Events

Wednesday (am)

Senior Class (over 55)

Open to the public

. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Anyone over (55 years old) who signs up online to reserve their seat may attend our Wednesday Senior Class. Seating is limited!  Sometimes an instructor will lead the class and other times students paint on their own. 

Students bring their own supplies. 

Sign-up HERE

Wednesday (pm)

Model Labs

Open to the public

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Figure or portrait model lab are offered on Wednesday afternoons.  Students must sign-up online to reserve their seat.

Sign-up click here

    Fridays (am)

    Open Studio

    Members Only

    9:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Members are invited use come use the WAS-H classroom when classes are not scheduled. Bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie!  

    Sign-up HERE 

    1st or 2nd Sunday

    Members Meeting

    Open to the public

    2 pm

    Members can attend this monthly to see their WAS-H friends and catch up on the latest activities!

    No sign-up is required for this event! 

    1st or 2nd Sunday

    Artist Talk/Demo

    Open to the public

    2:00 pm

    Each month WAS-H invites artists to do a demonstration right after our general meeting.  The audience may ask the artist questions about their technique or their painting philosophy.   It's just $3 at the door. and lasts about an hour.

    No sign-up is required for this event! 

    For more information, click HERE

    1st or 2nd Sunday


    Members Only

    . Reception @ 3:30 pm

    Every month WAS-H offers it's members an opportunity to participate in an exhibition.  While only members can submit paintings, the exhibitions are open to the public during regular gallery hours.  Paintings may be offered for sale. 

    For more information, click here

    2nd Saturday


    Members Only

    9 am - 3:30 pm

    Members can attend this monthly one-day workshop taught by one of our many talented artists.

    Students bring their own supplies. 

    Sign-up HERE.

    October & March

    Art Fair

    Members Only

    Members can sell their paintings at one of our Annual Art Fairs.  The event is open to the public. The Art Fair happens during one of our two major juried exhibits, AME (in October) or IWE (in March).

    For more information, click here.


    International Watermedia Exhibition


    Open to the public 

    Paintings from around the world are selected to participate in our largest exhibition of the year.  The exhibition is held during the month of March, but registration is open from October - the first week in January. 

    For more information, click here.


    Annual Members Exhibit (AME)

    • Members Only

    • Our largest member show is our Annual Members Exhibit in October.  This show is juried.  Only Members may submit their work, but anyone can participate in the special Workshops we feature during opening week.  We also host one of our annual Art Fairs during this month.

    • For more information, click HERE

    • To register, Click HERE


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