Post Office Box 4631
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  USA



July Newsletter

CWA July 2024 Newsletter


Plein Air News

Contra Costa Plein Air

Contra Costa Plein Air is a friendly group of artists who get together to paint at scenic locations around the Bay Area and beyond. The paint-out schedule is random, usually weekdays, with dates and locations inspired by the weather and members' suggestions. New artists are always welcome! There is no fee to participate.  

Click here for posts of upcoming paint-outs on their blog, or click here to visit Contra Costa Plein Air on Facebook.



Community Outreach Art Supplies Sale

at GREAT SAVINGS to our CWA Members!

Community Outreach Sale



We Need You

Now is your chance to be a CWA board member! The list of open positions is on the About page. Please contact former CWA President Carol Husslein for more information and say you want to volunteer. You can read the description of the positions in the CWA bylaws.

CWA Store

Plein Air - Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Forest Home Farms Historic Park



Next General Meeting Zoom

August 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST with Dale Laitinen

General Meeting - August 21, 2024 - Dale Laitinen



Upcoming Workshop

Michael Reardon - Watercolors Techniques for Landscapes, Cityscapes and Seascapes - IN PERSON
September 27-29, 2024, All Levels Welcome

In this workshop we will work on techniques to strengthen your skills in watercolor landscape painting. Fundamentals covered will include creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect.

2024 Michael Reardon - September 27-29, 2024 Workshop




Give the Gift of Creativity


Make this a special year of gifting with a one-year gift membership or workshop for your special someone.  



See the calendar for all the upcoming events

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