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2020 NMWS Brenda Swenson Workshop - CANCELLED

  • Monday, April 20, 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Fine Arts Gallery, EXPO-NM, Albuquerque, enter Gate#3, San Pedro & Copper
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  • A 4 day watercolor workshop, with Brenda Swenson held in Albuquerque at the Fine Arts Gallery at EXPO-NM from Oct. 20-23, 2020 from 9:30AM to 4:30 PM daily.
    Total cost is $480, with a $300 deposit due at the time of Registration

Registration is closed

NMWS 2020 Workshop with 

Brenda Swenson 


                     October 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020                                 

Negative Painting with Watercolor

Discover the exciting results of negative painting with watercolor! Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject (the negative space) to define it in the composition. Build your confidence in handling glazes, wet into wet, under-paintings and painting into wet passages. Strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to the complexed medium of watercolor. During the workshop you’ll learn how to create interesting shapes and depth of color with transparent glazes. Strengthen a painting with overlapping, interlocking shapes and linkage. Students will benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help. Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond.


NON-Members of NMWS should click on the Contact Us button on the website HOME page to send a note to Barbara McGuire requesting workshop registration. Include your phone number and mailing address. You will receive an electronic invoice for payment to NMWS by credit card.


Workshop Details : A 4-day workshop, Oct. 20-23 (Tue-Fri), held at the Fine Arts Gallery on EXPO-NM (State Fairgrounds) in Albuquerque, NM. Workshop hours will be 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with an hour break for lunch.

2020-05 Swenson-Negative Painting Supply List.pdf

Please also read this blog posting from Brenda Swenson


Students are encouraged to shop around and purchase what they can afford and will use.

Costs: A deposit of $300 is due at the time of Workshop Registration. The Balance Due of  $180 (or  for non-members) $230, must be paid by Friday, Sept. 25th, 2020

Total Tuition for the 4 day workshop is: $480 for NMWS Members, $530 for non-members: with a $300 deposit due at the time of Registration, not including supplies.

Registration for non-members will open mid-February.

Total Tuition for Non-Members is $530: not including supplies. 

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New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571

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