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

May 7 – 10, 2019

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 8 – 12, 2019

This workshop 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.


Plein Air Art Kit

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.