Realism through Design Workshop 

with John Salminen NWS, AWS.DF

 4 Day Workshop 

Workshop Dates: Tuesday-Friday, May 8-9-10-11, 2018

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fees: $525 ($475 LWS members). No refunds.

A $250 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Class size:  17 minimum/22 maximum

Location: David Art Center, Metairie, LA (Workshop is upstairs; no elevator.)

There is an open spot.  Contact the workshop chair about availability.

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Realism Through Design

In this workshop, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor.  John will help participants in all aspects of painting a representational cityscape or town scene – choosing the subject, adding mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful way and most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop will include demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help.  Whether you’ve never tried painting townscapes and cityscapes or are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.









The Louisiana Watercolor Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary since it was founded in 1968.

We are pleased to announce that John Salminen NWS, AWS.DF will be the juror for the LWS 48th Annual International Exhibition in 2018.


John has served as juror and/or judge of over 70 national and international exhibitions. John has won more than 230 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition two times, the Gold and Silver Medal in Allied Artists of America and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America first place award three times. A retrospective book of his paintings, John Salminen Master of the Urban Landscape was published by North Light Books in October 2016.  Read his bio here.


Click to learn why workshop paintings are excluded from LWS exhibits.

Workshop Chair:  Susan Henning   Questions? Email



A $250 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.  Your reservation is not held until payment is received.




(No Refunds)