2015

DWS sponsors a meeting every second Tuesday of the month from
10am to Noon at the Glade Clubhouse, Rehoboth.
A new topic of interest will presented each month.

 

Read about the DWS Community Resource Center Donations program. A container for your donations will be available at all the Second Tuesday events. click here.

December 8 Holiday Party!


Bring a framed and wrapped miniature painting or art supplies ($15-$20) to participate in the gift exchange.  Each participant will choose a gift, which will be either a painting or art materials.  There are no size specifications for the miniature; it's whatever you feel comfortable doing.

Remember to RSVP by December 1 --To Holiday Party at delawatercolorsociety@gmail.com or call (302) 226-7781 (Anne).

Click for PDF Invitation

November 10 Demonstration: "Painting Seascapes from Start to Finish" with Annie Strack


"I paint the places that I know, places that I love. I want you to step into my paintings and experience these places with me....I want you to not just see a painting, but to feel the ocean's wind in your hair, taste the salt spray on your lips, and hear the seagulls calling you." - Annie Strack

Note: The Annual meeting and elections results immediately follow the demonstration.

For more information, email to delawarewatercolorsociety@gmail.com, subject November Second Tuesday.

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October 13 Plein Air Painting II

As a continuation of our September presentation on plein air painting tips, we will setup some objects outside to focus on shape, color, and changing light.  Solid objects are good, but bring whatever you like of colorful items of different sizes and shapes --blocks, containers, odds and ends. Bring your paints, sketchbook, paper, and materials for setups.  If it rains, we'll work inside..

For more information, email to delawarewatercolorsociety@gmail.com, subject October Second Tuesday.

See the flyer.

September 8
Plein Air Painting

Our meeting in September will be about Plein Air painting.  Anne Crown-Cyr, an accomplished plein air painter has traveled around the world to increase her  knowledge and experience in this field of painting.

See brochure.

For more information about Second Tuesday, contact Donna Sheppard at (302) 569-7008; ggshep16@gmail.com

August 11 Holiday Cards - Support Our Troops

In August, we will finish up the July Finding Diversity and Shapes in Abstract project. Kudos to those brave souls who went out of their comfort zones by painting abstracts last month. Please bring your finished abstracts for us to enjoy and interpret.

We will then focus the majority of our session on making holiday cards for our Military service members. We can brighten their holidays away from home and family by sharing our art and showing our concern for them.  These cards will carry your written sentiments to one soldier.  Some of these men and women don’t receive any mail at all so your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated.  Sample greetings will be available or better yet, compose your own sentiment beforehand.  This is part of Boscov’s Christmas in July effort to show support for the men and women overseas this holiday season!   We will provide the cards.

You can continue making additional cards well after our Second Tuesday meeting. All greeting cards need to be dropped off at Boscov’s Courtesy Desk by August 31, 2015.  As a convenience, the cards made in the meeting will be collected and delivered for you.

Boscov’s is in Dover Mall, 3000 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.  Regular Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Telephone: 302-734-9210

For more information about Second Tuesday, contact Donna Sheppard at (302) 569-7008; ggshep16@gmail.com We have just the thing to cool you off. 

July 14 Abstracting Your Art

Finding Diversity and Shapes in Abstract.   Bring paints and quarter sheets; 1-inch, 1.50-inch, brushes, a rigger, and support surface for your paper.

For more information, contact Donna Sheppard at (302) 569-7008; ggshep16@gmail.com

June 9 Waves and beyond

For our June meeting we will have the pleasure of watching Leslie McCaskill, a noted experienced painter who has signature status in DWS, paint water in its many forms, especially water reflections and the movement of water.

PDF Brochure

If you would like more information, please contact Donna Sheppard.  (302) 569-7008 ggshep16@gmail.com

May 12 Getting that loose feeling to your painting

A paint along with Jean Haines. Painting with Freedom, Expression, and Style. DVD presentation with time to practice. Bring your paints and quarter sheets of paper.  Learn how to make your watercolors flow and merge.

PDF Brochure

If you would like more information, please contact Donna Sheppard.  (302) 569-7008 ggshep16@gmail.com

April 14

What Goes into Hanging a Show

Come see what "Hanging a Show" is all about this Tuesday

Our DWS expert, Jan Henning will walk us through the procedure after the paintings have been selected for the show.

Please remember to jot down your favorite watercolor techniques, tips and inspirational thoughts for the Wisdom Box located on the counter up front to the left of the goodies.

We also need more cards painted for celebrating the member's birthdays, perhaps you'd like to take a few home to paint.

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, have a wonderful weekend.

If you would like more information, please contact Donna Sheppard.  (302) 569-7008 ggshep16@gmail.com

Brochure pdf

March 10 Learn about Pouring Transparent Watercolor by Jean Grastorf. DVD presentation.

Anne Cyr will show some of works she’s done using this process and answer questions. Come prepared to take notes and share any experience you’ve had with pouring. (See flyer)

If you would like more information, please contact Donna Sheppard.  (302) 569-7008 ggshep16@gmail.com

   

 

Please note that private critiques are available at all Second Tuesday meetings
Bring your unfinished or completed works private review by an experienced DWS member. Helpful guidance and insight will be provided. Please remember that those items presented for critique may not be submitted to the DWS Signature Jury.