Hawai`i Watercolor Society


The Hawai`i Watercolor Society was founded in 1962 by Hawai`i Artist Hon Chew Hee. Our aim as an organization is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibits, and collaboration with other organizations, associations and individuals.

The Hawai`i Watercolor Society sponsors two juried exhibits every year as well as a biennial curated show highlighting the work of our signature members. In addition, we host periodic sales, themed shows and community events.

In conjunction with our exhibits we offer two week long workshops each year featuring nationally recognized teaching artists. On an intermittent basis we sponsor shorter duration workshops on a variety of art-related topics.


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Fall Workshop

HWS is pleased to present one of our own for the Open Show Workshop in the fall of 2017. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Patrice Federspiel will teach at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in the workshop room.

In this class, you will learn the properties of color and color mixing to create bright, luminous paintings. Patrice will teach her Hide-N-Seek painting technique, using texture to create under-paintings. You will learn the art of negative painting to find your subject matter hiding amid the background. You will learn about softening edges, and providing contrast in your work. This process works for all genres.

You have the opportunity to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist, and to ask the questions that help you unlock the messages within your paintings.

Prepare to be amazed. Join us for this exciting workshop.

More info and registration here.

Earlier Event: August 29
The 2017 Little Picture Show
Later Event: October 4
HWS 2017 Open Show