Workshops, Classes, and More!



Workshops, Classes and More!

Drop in every Friday at 9:30 am for a big dose of fun and friendship at the Oregon Society Of Artists "Pixels, People, and Paint!

(will return in 2019)

 Each week Ward shares his unique style and passion for painting and touches on digital devices, marketing, print making and other art related topics. Mostly we paint like crazy:)!
Dedicated to the education and
nurturing of talent in the visual arts


A 4-Day Workshop   All Skill Levels!!! 

                Tuesday, March. 12th - 15th, 2019  

  Best Western-Palm Desert

74-695 Hwy. 111

Palm Desert, CA  92260
"Brusho" may be the most revolutionary new "stand-out-ina-crowd" watercolor media of our time! In this art workshop you'll learn how to go beyond the ordinary, in a fun and relaxed environment, and learn to incorporate new techniques into your landscapes, portraits, animals, or any subject. Ward will be teaching his revolutionary painting techniques, highlighted in his popular DVD/Video series "Brusho and Beyond." You can paint either pre-selected class projects in a loose, step-by-step format or bring your own …we recommend you have them pre-drawn, masked and ready to paint (images are available to be pre-drawn before class at:
Students will get lots of one-on-one instruction. In this art workshop paint and experiment with Brusho as little or as much as you like, or not at all if that's your preference. The techniques that will be shared are fundamental, time-tested and apply to all creativity.
               a Non-Profit 501 c (3) Organization             

PO Box 565, Palm Desert, CA  92260
 Further information…call: Diane Moore:  (760) 485-6798



 For more info on Wards July 2019 workshop

please click link!

Class #: PWJS070819
Dates: 07/08/19 to 07/12/19
Level: All Levels



Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. The school is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.

The Island is known for its magnificent light and colors, creating an unparalleled setting for a week of inspiration and creativity.

MISA’s workshop environment is recognized for its world renowned instructors in writing, painting, quilting and photography. Classes are held June – October in spacious studios, superior on-site accommodations with a staff that will ensure an unforgettable experience.

Getting here is easy! Fly into Duluth, Minnesota from either Chicago or Minneapolis, enjoy a picturesque lakeshore drive and a quaint ferry ride, then it's Island Time!

About the MISA campus

The beautiful prairie meadow campus is located on the site of the historic Sandstrom Dairy Farm of Madeline Island.  All but one of the existing buildings are new and have been custom-designed to maximize the creative experience offered by the workshops. 

On-campus lodging is steps away from the studios and dining area, and is adjacent to the MISA apple orchard. Students can choose to stay in a shared room with bath en suite, a private room with shared bath en suite, or a private room with a private bath en suite.

A meal package is included with all on-campus lodging options, consisting of breakfast and lunch each day, and two on-campus dinners. Several restaurant options are available on Madeline Island and students are encouraged to explore the local offerings for dinners not provided on-campus. Unlimited healthy snacks and beverages are available at any time. Vegetarian and gluten free options are also available.


For more information,



Cheap Joes July 13th - July 18 2020. Boone, NC


When you take a workshop at Cheap Joe’s in Boone, you're not just taking a painting class, you're participating in a life enhancing experience!

Besides coming to a beautiful and popular vacation destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll have access to the best workshop instructors in the business, individual workstations, free gifts each day, a discount on supplies, delicious lunches provided, HD camera/large screen TV monitor for demonstrations, discounts on lodging, the friendliest customer service in the world, and much, much more!


Interview with Terry Henry. Editor of the New "Palette" Magazine.

 Comments from Students!

"This has been the best class I have ever taken at Cheap Joes. Teacher was wonderful down to earth. Took time with all of us. Was careing and sharing, did not make you feel he was above all. Did not look down his nose like most do."

"Excellent! We had a wonderful time. He was professional, polite and knew his stuff. Besides all that he was fun! Cant wait for his next class".

"Energy and warmth."

"Fantastic, dynamic, talented and a great teacher."

"Wow - Bam! (word of the day!) Say no more... Wonderful week and Ward was down to Earth and made everyone feel welcome."

"Wonderful spirit, passion, heart - excellent methods."

"I know what I need to paint now. Ward is a special person. I am requesting him to return."

"Excellent! tremendous instructor. learned more than expected - Great, Great, Great!"

"So personable, enjoyed the Brusho so much. Ward is a breath of frest air and we laughed more in this class than any I've taken. A wonderful week!"

"Fantastic presenter and willing to share his total knowledge of technique and materials."

"He was the absolute best! Not only did he teach me about art, he gave wonderful bits about life, I am inspired. This is the best vacation I have ever had."

"I've been watching Ward's Youtube videos and I was so excited when I saw that he was coming to Cheap Joes He is an absolutely amazing teacher and person. I came from California to share this experience with him and he far exceeded my expectations. This was SO much fun!!!"

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