WASH Workshops

WASH presents a three day workshop with Iain Stewart
Take YOUR Painting to a Higher Level

Postponed until 2022
Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA

Iain Stewart is an award winning watercolor artist and signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, a member of the Whiskey Painters of America, and a highly-sought instructor and juror. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama, and is an adjunct Professor at the Auburn University School of Architecture. Iain has just published his first book, En Plein Air—Light and Color now available through Walter Foster Publisher. Iain loves to teach workshops and provides each student with multiple opportunities to expand their skill and experience greater success in their watercolor painting.

In describing his work, Iain says, “I embrace a dialogue between the real and the imagined—seeking a way to allow myself to express my personal feeling of being in a certain setting rather then being confined by the reality of it.”

This workshop will be held at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 14 through Thursday, September 16, 2021. The cost is $400 for members and $425 for non-members. To reserve your space for this workshop please send a check, payable to WASH to:

WASH, Attn Cindy Farmer, Workshop Chair
5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608

The materials list can be found at For all additional questions please text or call Cindy Farmer at (916)749-9970. Checks will be held until the start of the workshop. The Center will adhere to the COVID Guidelines as set by the County of Sacramento during the dates of the workshop.

WASH presents “Painting Portraits from Photographs
A five day workshop with Ted Nuttall

March 14-18, 2022
Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

Ted Nuttall is a figurative artist of international renown whose paintings are inspired by his observations of people. His paintings continue to win awards throughout the country and he has been featured in many national and international publications. Ted is a signature member of the AWS, NWS and more; he enjoys Master Signature Status with both the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Watercolor West.

Through a balance of demonstration, presentation, and one-on-one instruction, Ted will share his philosophical approach. His goal is to provide, in a creative and supportive atmosphere, an enjoyable hands-on learning experience and to facilitate a heightened awareness that each participant can use in his or her work, and in their daily lives.


Members: $475, Nonmembers: $550 (FULL)
For more information or registration contact:
Kari Bauer at


JUNE 6 – 8, 2020 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

BETTY CARR is known for her enthusiastic and thoughtful teaching style together with her skillful use of light, color and shadow. During the workshop, you will learn to look at temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement and value/color relationships as they apply to your own composition. Betty will provide morning demonstrations to show you the way to confident, luminous, painterly watercolors using bold brushwork. She will emphasize organizing light and dark patterns and the importance of the value sketch. Betty will also cover combining photos to choose your own composition. Following the demonstration/lecture, workshop time will be devoted to your painting while Betty circulates and offers individual instruction to each participant. Betty feels that she has a particular talent to recognize what a student needs.

BETTY CARR has an extensive resume of teaching experience, including workshops at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, the Sedona Arts Center, Mendocino Arts Center, Sarasota, FL and the Kanuga Watercolor Convention. She paints in oil and acrylic as well as watercolor. She is a Master Painter in the American Impressionist Society. Betty’s book, “Seeing the Light: an artist’s guide” was published by North Light Books. Her Cheap Joe’s videos are available through YouTube. Betty’s website includes a gallery of paintings; see

Send your questions or registration requests to or call Joanie at 510-598-5003 regarding this workshop. Please put “Carr workshop” in the subject line. When registering, please provide your full name and phone number. We try to respond promptly but allow a couple of days. We will respond to registration emails to confirm enrollment or waitlist status. We will remind you of the payment due date. Full payment is due by March 31, 2020. Workshop location is Sacramento Fine Arts Center located in Carmichael, California.


Registration opens February 10, 2020 via email to