Our workshops are designed to loosen up even the tightest painter and break the niggling detail habit. Painting loose is much more than a technique. It requires an understanding of specific design concepts in order to free one’s mind. Each day, Eric will focus on one of these principles. He will show how to construct a beautiful painting in one sitting, and free creative thinking from cumbersome theories of color and composition. There will be time for individual instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels of expertise and individual style will benefit from Eric’s broad depth of experience. Whether you are on the Peninsula, in Europe or in a tropical paradise…Eric will provide expert instruction and amazing experiences.


on the Peninsula

June 22 – 25, 2020

This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Some experience recommended.


Painting Loosely from Photographs DVD Series

on the Peninsula

July 13 – 16, 2020

This class is designed to familiarize the student with the joy of painting out of doors. Keen observation combined with the student’s personal interpretation for an expressive painting will be the mainstay of discussion. We will be visiting several locations so transportation is encouraged with the possibility of sharing rides. All levels of experience welcome.


Sept. 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! 

What´s included:

* 14 Nights of lodging, including breakfast
* Welcome Reception 
* Four Group Dinners
* Field Trips for Plein Air Workshops
* Eight days of Plein Air Workshop instruction by Eric Wiegardt
* Staff Assistance throughout workshop
* Free time to explore the area

Find out all the details by clicking on our BROCHURE.

If you have any questions at all, please give us a call at 360-665-5976 or send an email to watercolors@ericwiegardt.com.