2018 New England Watercolor Society Workshop
Boston, MA         “Indoor”
February 2 - 4

Tuition: $375. (Members)

              $425. (Non-members)

Registration deadline: January 1
Level: Int/Adv


Course Description: Students will enjoy exploring both innovative and traditional watercolor approaches that will further develop and enhance their own personal style of painting. Fred will provide the students with a series of exercises, lectures and demonstrations that will enable each individual to fully understand how to develop a painting that reinforces the elements and principles of design. Emphasis will also be placed on expressing yourself in an artistic and uninhibited manner. The introduced painting approaches and concepts will enlighten both the traditional and contemporary watercolor artists. Some of the different topics that will be presented will include: abstract underglazes, negative painting, understanding how to maintain natural whites, exploring different types of painting surfaces including Yupo, wet-in-wet painting approaches and most importantly, composition and design. This class will have a limited enrollment to ensure more individualized instruction.




Stonington, ME          “On location”
July 22 - 27

Tuition: $585.
Registration deadline: April 1    (Class fills early)
Level: Int/Adv
c/o: Jan Graff
102 Safe Harbor Circle
Salem, SC  29676
(330) 421-1131

Course Description:  Stonington, 47 miles south of Bangor, is an old fishing village situated along the picturesque coastline of Deer Isle, Maine.   This quaint, active harbor is surrounded with vintage architectural structures and an array of fishing and lobster boats.  Windjammers sail through the area on a regular basis and use the harbor for anchoring overnight.  This five-day workshop is preceded with a get-acquainted gathering on Sunday and the workshop concludes with a group farewell dinner Friday evening.  Morning instruction begins each day at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.  Each day, morning instruction will include insightful lectures, discussions, exercises and demonstrations.  Students will paint on location at a variety of designated painting sites during the course of the week.  Following class, students will have the option of continuing their painting pursuits independently or enjoy exploring different types of recreational activities such as golf, island excursions, boat trips, kayaking, hiking, farmer’s market, etc.   Informative 2-hour critiques will be conducted at the town hall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening (spouses are always welcome).  Students will also have the option of participating in a miniature painting exchange with fellow participants, including Fred.  Details regarding this painting exchange will be further outlined upon registration.  It stands to reason why Stonington is the best-kept secret among artists; it is undeniably a painter’s paradise.









Registration can be done by E-mail (no attachments) and/or U.S. Mail. When submitting your workshop registration please include the following information:


Name (first and last):







Name of Workshop(s):


If you are sending the information via E-mail, please send it as E-mail text rather than using an attachment.


In order to complete and finalize your registration, you will need to send via U.S. Mail a check payable to Frederick C. Graff in the amount of $75. (per workshop) to the following address:


Graff Watercolor Workshops

c/o Jan Graff

102 Safe Harbor Circle

Salem, SC  29676


Please submit your application and deposit by the registration deadline.  There will be no refunds after the registration deadline.