PWS holds one or two major workshops each year!  

A variety of topics are covered to provide a wide variety of painting styles and methods.  Nationally-known instructors are often teaching the workshops.

Major Workshops are held at: Hummelstown Fire Department 249 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036

If you cancel with less than two weeks notice, a $100 fee is not refundable. Workshop fees include snacks and lunch each day.

Event calendar

    • March 01, 2022

    Each year, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society provides an opportunity for its members to showcase their work online. Members have a chance to sell their work and to compete for 15 cash prize awards.


    • January 14, 2022 - Open for submissions
    • February 11, 2022 - Deadline for entries at 11:59 EST
    • Week of February 21 - 25, 2022 - Award notifications (via email)
    • March 1 - Members Show posted on the website. Show will remain active on the PWS website indefinitely.
    • May 16, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 18, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hummelstown Fire Hall, 249 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA
    • 17

    A very challenging class: Silver and Glass. Catching the sparkle of the glass and the reflective colors in the silver shakers. 

    Ahead of the class, a diagram will be sent indicating the areas to mask. Have your drawing done ahead of the class. Your choice of paper and size. Anne will be working smaller than 16'x20' for ease of teaching. 

    Have a camera and notebook handy. Please make a black and white copy of the color photo for your values and have it handy.

    Learn more about Anne Abgott at her website

    Supply list

    • 12 and 14 round, 1/2" and 1/4" flat, 1" angled flat
    • A eradicator or scrubber brush suitable for lifting
    Have all your paints handy but the essentials are:
    • Any Orange 
    • auerolin yellow 
    • Brown Madder WN, Quin Burnt Scarlett by AJ or DS, or Alizarine Gold by Da Vinci 
    • Burnt sienna 
    • Cobalt Blue 
    • Cobalt Teal Blue DS 
    • Gamboge greenish yellow or green gold 
    • Helio cerulean Horadam Schminke 
    • Mineral Violet 
    • Please no Cadmium Red !!!!! 
    • quin gold 
    • Quin Magenta 
    • quin red (sennelier) 
    • quin sienna (Daniel Smith Red Brown by Mission 
    • Russian Green or Deep sap Green by Daniel Smith Indigo 
    • Scarlet lake 
    • translucent orange (horadian Schminke) 
    • Ultra Marine Blue 
    • undersea green (Daniel Smith) 
    • verditer blue

For questions, contact workshop at email 

Shorter, less formal one-day workshops are often also held in conjunction with the Annual Juried Show.  See the Juried Show Page for more details on Mini-Workshops.

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