Workshop News

Switzerland: Lauterbrunnen

Plein Air Workshop

September 13 – 27, 2020

Join Eric and his wife Ann in the majestic mountainscape of Switzerland!
We will stay in Lauterbrunnen, a quiet village surrounded by rocky cliffs and 72 gorgeous waterfalls! 

Situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, we will enjoy the natural beauty around us: travelling to neighboring towns Gimmelwald and Murren by train and taking the cable car to the mountain tops for astounding views – perfect for plein air painting! 

Workshop Abroad: Belize Plein Air 

Eric’s next tropical workshop abroad will be in beautiful Belize! Join him in Caye Caulker, a small sand island just off the Belize shore. The workshop is planned from January 15th until January 23rd. Eric will start out with a first introduction to his loose and bold painting style. You will go to different locations on the island each day that Eric specifically chose for great watercolor paintings opportunities. He will work with you to find ways to improve on your painting technique, he will give several demonstrations and share interesting painting experineces he has had over the years.


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Local Watercolor Class


October 29
November 5, 12, 26
December 3, 17
Ocean Park, WA

Join Eric for a fun watercolor class over several weeks. Eric will share the techniques and principles he uses to create stunning paintings, in demonstrations and hands- on lessons.

Watercolor is the primary focus with other mediums accepted.


Artist Specials in September

DVD: Connecting Shapes

Paint through the boundaries of objects to create new shapes and learn how to create loose and expressive watercolors with better shape designs

Three-sided Lead Holder

Triangular shape for easy grip, includes one 5.6mm lead.

Super Deluxe Sketch Book
  • size 12? x 9?, 60 sheets
  • 93lb, heavyweight
  • use with wet or dry media
  • archival quality

Take advantage of our free shipping coupon “Thank you!” while checking out! (Only for orders over $100)


NWWS Signature Exhibition

“Oysterville #5” will be on display at the Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition from June 11th until October 6th, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center.


Eric’s Online Video

Now you can conveniently watch Eric´s successful “Painting loosely from Photographs” series by renting the videos online.

“Eric, thank you for teaching me the skills that got my creative juices flowing. Skills that inspired me to think, explore and express myself fearlessly. I look forward to participating in another incredible workshop in the near future.”  –Rosa, WA

About Eric

Eric Wiegardt, AWS DF, NWS has left an indelible mark on both the American and International art scene with his loose and bold watercolor painting style. He is one of the few in the world to be awarded both the GOLD MEDAL and DOLPHIN FELLOW from the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society, AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, NEW YORK.

Eric teaches workshops in watercolor painting across the country, invites you to his hometown for workshops and even organizes plein air workshops at tropical and European destinations, such as Maui (Hawaii), Venice (Italy), Barcelona (Spain) and more.