Workshop Coordinator Kit

To communicate with our Eric Wiegardt Workshop Coordinator, simply send an email to: or call 360-665-5976.


Wiegardt’s Painterly Watercolors

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. Eric believes most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Lectures will be easily understood and helpful. It is recommended that the student have minimal previous experience. There will be ample time for students to try the concepts presented in a safe environment. Eric will do a completed painting demonstration daily. Subject matter may include land, marine, and streetscapes, florals and interiors.

Watercolor Plein Air Workshop

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.

An intelligence that enables him to perceive and execute his artistic efforts with rare, sensitive insights. One of our brightest and most inspiring painters.

…I have no doubt that his future accomplishments will leave an indelible mark upon the American art scene.

Irving Shapiro, AWS

Former President and Director, American Academy of Art

An artist’s artist.

Jim McFarlane

President, American Watercolor Society

A tangible air of energy and industry

Seattle Times

A master of a fresh and loose painting style

Kelly Kane

Editor, Watercolor Artist Magazine

Eric Wiegardt, AWS DF, NWS has left an indelible mark on both the American and International art scene. 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. He is declared one of the top ten watercolor masters of today in the world by artmatch4U. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the US and China.

Eric has taught over 5000 watercolorists his popular “Wiegardt’s Painterly Watercolors” workshops.

Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately including in the US State Dept., US Ambassador Alice G. Wells,  Amman, Jordan.

Eric is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, 2014 AWS Judge, among many other national and international awards. He has exhibited at both International Watermedia Shows in Nanchang and Shenzhen, China.

Eric has been featured in many publications, including Plein Air Magazine, as well as cover artist for both The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magazine, featured in “The best Art of 2015”, Watercolor Magazine. He is the author of the book “Watercolor Free and Easy” and also has a video series titled “Painting Loosely from Photographs”.

Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.

Wiegardt paintings are to be enjoyed for generations; permanent pigments and professional framing are a priority.

Wiegardt Studio Gallery is in the home of Eric’s great grandfather, Heinrich Julius Wiegardt, an oystering pioneer from Denmark. The home and now gallery was built in 1897.

Eric and Ann, since 1985, have owned and operated Wiegardt Studio Gallery.

They have raised five wonderful children.


In addition to the popular pdf format, the Workshop Contract is available in two versions of Word.  Just click on the link and either save to your computer or open and then save.  You then can type right in the document.

Contract in PDF format

Microsoft Word docx

Microsoft Word doc


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3715 Cassis, High Resolution Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
4100 Lindau, Germany, High Resolution Watercolor Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS teaching a workshop in San Diego
The Duckhunter High Resolution Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
3896 Ilwaco, High Resolution Watercolor Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
4185 Lavatera, High Resolution Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
3489 Poppies, High Resolution Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS in his studio
4129 Meersburg Lunch, High Resolution Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
3434 Esther Asleep in Paris, High Resolution Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS