Most Workshops are held at
Whispering Pines
Recreation Building

Cost of workshops varies. Participants are expected to pay the fee in advance
of the workshop.
PAYABLE TO CWS and e mail the workshop chair person for mailing address.


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2018 WORKSHOPSCarol FryeDiane G. SimonTom and Bonnie JonesKathy DurdinMarie Sloan WorkshopKim ShieldsJanet Rogers

2017 WORKSHOPSBayalisTerry DensonTom JonesDarla GoldbergJaimie Cordero

are offered several times a year
with talented and well known artists


October 13-14, 2018
Kim Shields

Aunt Jewell's Noth Pasture PleinAir

“Working from Photographs:   Start to Finish”

When Plein Air is not possible or not your preference, photographs prepared properly are a viable alternative.
We will explore common pitfalls from working from photographs
and ways to overcome them.  We will explore not just “how” but
some of the “why” in creating the artwork and goals you want to achieve.
In addition to demonstrations, Kim will work one on one with each artist
on their particular subject matter. 

Location - Whispering Pines
Time: 9 am - 4 pm (Doors open at 8 am for setup)

Fees:  $65 Members   $75 Non-Members
Hostess:  Dori Sullivan
Contact Person: Kim Shields




December 15-16, 2018
Janet Rogers

Iris Bouquet Lady with Umbrella

Location - Whispering Pines
Time: 9 am - 4 pm (Doors open at 8 am for setup)
Fees: Members:  $175   Non-Members:  $205

Contact information:
Kim Shields 352-637-4634



Recent Workshops

February 10 & 11, 2018
Carol Frye
Carol Frye

Location: Whispering Pines Recreation Center
9 AM - 5 PM
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included

Cost - Members $95 ; Non-members $125 ---- Checks payable to CWS

Contact: Nancy Vallimont Phone 352-270-8959 Email

Carol Frye's Website -

April 14 & 15, 2018
Diane G. Simon

" i truly believe that IF you have a desire to paint, your can. It is an attitude that develops with some basic guidelines and techniques."

Diane G Simon -Bull

Workshop Saturday & Sunday at Whispering Pines

Cost - $120 MEMBERS ......... $145 NON-MEMBERS

CONTACT - HEATHER DOHERTY ... phone- 352-873-1656 ... email JMDHLD@AOL.COM

Diane Simon's Website-

MAY 12 - 13, 2018

May 12, 2018
One-Day Workshop
Tom JonesTom Jones

"Tom Jones is a painter who possesses such power that by dipping his brushes in colored water only he gives us the feeling of being before nature itself. Master of his craft, he obtains extremely difficult effects such as moving our soul at the sight of a beam of sunlight piercing through the foliage of the forest. That is magic; That is a great painter."   Pablo Sansegundo-Castaneda

We love Tom Jones! He is an internationally known artist in many corporate and individual collections. He has been an Honorary member of CWS and inspires us with each demo and workshop and is a wonderful fun teacher.

"Tom holds nothing back as he teaches you simple and easy approaches to a beautiful, exciting and successful watercolor painting experience."

Tom shares his passion for art and love of nature with students of varying skill levels through international workshops, demonstrations, and instructional DVDs.

Tom Jones
Tom Jones

Saturday, May 12, 2018   9:00 – 4:30
Whispering Pines Rec Room D

Members $65  Non-Members $70

Contact: Brenda Glenny: 352.650.7784


Bonnie Jones Workshop


June 9, 2018
Kathy Durdin
One Day Portraiture Workshop

Christina Kimono
"Christina Kimono"

Kathy Durdin’s nationally renowned portraits come alive on the page. She captures the one essential spark about the subject that will make her painting successful. The images which inspire her most touch her emotionally, they are rarely posed. Her style is fresh, quick and immediate. This expressiveness takes advantage of the watercolor medium.

One of Ms. Durdin’s passions is color. She employs color to drive emotion. Her experiments with color involve unusual, unexpected color combinations. She usually applies colors separately, then allows them to blend and mingle on the paper.

Ms. Durdin is a signature member of Florida, Southern, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tallahassee and Florida Suncoast Watercolor Societies. She is a past-president of Florida Watercolor Society and currently serves as Director of Operations.

Workshop Fees will be $55.00 for CWS member, $85.00 for non-members.

Workshop begins at 9 AM Saturday, doors of the Whispering Pines Rec Center open at 8 AM. For information about the workshop, contact Peg Lefebvre 352-750-0069

August 11, 2018
Marie Sloan
Acrylic Pouring WorkshopMarie Sloan

This One-Day Acrylic Workshop is designed to inspire skills of both the novice and the more experienced painter. Marie will lead participants step-by-step through every aspect and concern relasted to planning, colors, pouring, layering, use of materials, and finishing. The Instructor will bring supplies, which includes the following items: Canvas, paints, and mixers.

Pouring is a way to free your painting style, loosen up, or just plain have fun- whether acrylic or watercolor.

Marie is our very own acrylic pouring expert and an excellent teacher! She has also taught Acrylic Pouring at the Art Center in Inverness.


Location - Whispering Pines
Time: 9 am - 4 pm (Doors open at 8 am for setup)

Cost - Members - $55 ...... Non-members - $75

For more information about the workshop contact Darla Goldberg
Text or call: 352-777-2217 or Email :

Mail check and registration form to
Darla Goldberg, 1196 N Man-O-War Dr   Hernando FL   34442



Workshops - 2017

John Bayalis - Two Day Workshop
February 11-12, 2017

Secrets of Hyperrealist WatercolorComposite-Bayalis


Learn the "tricks of the trade" from this nationally renowned painter. See how easy it can be to paint watercolors that make people say "that's a painting?!"

Fee will be $125 Members      $150 Non-Members

Workshop Location: Whispering Pines Park

Contact: Helene Lancaster

April 8-9, 2017
Terry Denson
Two-Day Workshop
Color in and Out of the Shadows

Terry Denson

Workshop Location - Whispering Pines Park

Time - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee- CWS members is $99 and for non members it is $120.

Contact - Helene Lancaster

May13, 2017
Tom Jones WorkshopTom Jones

Workshop Location - First Christian Church Family Center (regular meeting place)

Time - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee- CWS members is $65 and for non members it is $70.

More information and a supply list can be found at 

Contact- Jeanne Conrad 352 628-7760 or by e-mail at

August 12, 2017
Darla Goldberg


Workshop goals:
The focus of this Workshop will be creating textures such as Feathers &
. These lessons in texture can be used in a variety of ways.
My goal is to have the class finish one painting in addition to some technique exercises.

Workshop at Whispering Pines

Fee - $65 for Members; $80 for non-members

Contact - Kim Shields email:

December 9 & 10, 2017
Jaimie Cordero

Jaimie Cordero

"Layering Color for Translucent Light & Shadow in Watercolor."
Jaimie Cordero is a nationally recognized Watercolor Artist, who exhibits in International Juried Exhibitions, holding signature membership in several Watercolor Societies. She is widely collected, and has had works published in nationally recognized books and periodicals.
Jaimie has solo-artist shows bi-yearly, and teaches Watercolor Workshops and Classes year-round. She is sought-after as a judge, demo artist, and Workshop Instructor, and teaches in a well-organized, clear, inspirational manner about the Color Layering Process.

Jaimie has perfected this painting process developing her evocative color palettes and sensitive compositions. Laying in each successive wash develops colors, progressively building depth and intensity of color.
This 2-Day Watercolor Workshop is designed to strengthen the skills of both the novice and the more experienced watercolor painter. Jaimie will lead participants step-by-step through every aspect and concern related to planning, composition, applying masking fluid, pouring, spraying, glazing, color layering, value lessons, use of materials, use of darks, and finishing.

Workshop at Whispering Pines

Fee - Members $135              Non-Members  $165

Contact: Helene Lancaster  email


Jaimie Cordero's Website -