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.


BarCelona & Costa Brava

Sept. 14- 28, 2019

Eric´s next European workshop is planned in Spain and will begin in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and largest city on the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona has a rich history with cultural roots going back 2000 years!
After exploring Barcelona, Eric takes you to Calella de Palafrugell, an ancient fishing village on the Costa Brava with lots of charm: winding streets with the typical white houses bring you down to Port Bo, where wooden boats line the beach of this rocky coastline.

What´s included:

* 14 Nights of lodging, including breakfast
* Welcome Reception Sunday evening
* 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
* Picasso Museum and Barcelona Walking Tour
* Sagrada Familia Church Tour

Find out all the details by clicking on our BROCHURE.

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

Caye Caulker

January 15 – 23, 2020

Eric is starting out 2020 with an amazing painting opportunity: he is hosting a workshop in beautiful Caye Caulker, a small island just a mile off the Belize shore!
Together you will explore the white sand island and find the ideal spots to set up for plein air painting.The relaxed atmosphere of the island and the many small restaurants and shops in walking distanceprovide you with everything you need for a great trip. Our group will stay at La Isla Resort, just south of the center of town.

Take a look at our brochure for more details!

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

on the Peninsula

June 23 – 26, 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