SAN
DIEGO
WATERCOLOR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Saturday 25 May
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolor paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolor techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
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$47      
Portrait Watercolor Painting

Portrait Watercolor Painting

Saturday 08 June
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
Join us for a fun and engaging painting class where we'll dive into the wonderful world of portrait watercolor painting. No matter your skill level, this class is designed to help you develop your artistic abilities and create stunning watercolor portraits.

Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, you'll learn various techniques and tips to capture the unique features and expressions of your subjects.
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$43      
Watercolor Landscapes at Sunset

Watercolor Landscapes at Sunset

Saturday 22 June
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
Join us for a captivating two-hour watercolor meetup as we explore the beauty of landscapes at sunset through paint and brush. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, this event offers a relaxing and creative atmosphere to express yourself. Bring your own materials as we dive into techniques for capturing the stunning colors and moods of sunset scenes. Connect with fellow art enthusiasts, share tips, and create your own masterpiece against the backdrop of a picturesque evening setting. Unleash your inner artist and let the colors of sunset inspire your creativity!
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$47      

Urban Sketching Watercolor

Urban Sketching Watercolor

Saturday 20 July
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
Step into the vibrant world of urban sketching with watercolors in this engaging two-hour meetup! Join us as we capture the dynamic energy of cityscapes using watercolor techniques. Bring your own sketchbook and watercolor supplies, and let the urban landscape be your muse. Let's paint the city together!
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 03 August
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
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$47      
Abstract Watercolor

Abstract Watercolor

Saturday 17 August
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
Get ready to dive into the world of watercolors and explore the beauty of abstract paintings. Our talented instructor will guide you through various techniques, helping you blend colors and create mesmerizing scenes that reflect your inner artist. All skill levels are welcome!
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$47      

Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

Saturday 14 September
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Zachary McInnis
During this meetup, participants will have the chance to explore the captivating world of floral watercolor painting under the guidance of experienced artists. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this event welcomes individuals of all skill levels. This event is a perfect opportunity for artists, art enthusiasts, and nature lovers to gather and immerse themselves in the beauty of floral watercolor painting.
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$47      
ABOUT SAN
DIEGO
WATERCOLOR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the San Diego Watercolor Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
The teacher was encouraging and helpful. She kept us informed by text on the day of the class.
4/5
Kathi
2023-08-13
Dia our instructor was thoughtful, informative and generous with he knowledge. Enjoyed the class.
5/5
Tammy
2023-04-16
I had a wonderful time! Dia was very helpful and supportive while creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It was like sitting down with an old friend, but with watercolors. I was a little nervous since this was my first very public outing since COVID, but she's very sweet and put me at ease. I learned a lot about my technique and she provided informative feedback. I left feeling a lot better about my abilities.
5/5
Pamela
2023-04-11

Great class. I learned a lot. The instructor was friendly and fun.
5/5
Susan
2023-03-19
ARTISTS
Zachary McInnis
Zachary McInnis is a San Diego based artist with over five years experience in watercolor, oil painting, and sculpture. He has a Bachelor's of fine arts from the University of San Diego, California, and specializes in expressive, colorful work that captivates the eye.

Zachary McInnis is available for private bookings

Available most Saturdays and Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 2pm until 6pm.

PHOTOS
San Diego Watercolor Group
2024-04-20
Title or Location: Boomers Beach, La Jolla California
My parents met on a beach in La Jolla as teens in the early 1940s they married, built their home there in 1958, when I was 4 years old. I grew up there, my children would visit their grandparents there. My parents are gone now. I own the house now and my parents great grandchildren come to visit me. So many beach memories now! Taking a walk through wild flowers blooming above the beach is still a delight to me at age 70. And being able to use watercolor to paint the beauty I grew up with is
Credit: Jill Spriggs
Instagram: Jilly1954

San Diego Watercolor Group
2024-03-08
Title or Location: Cabrillo National Monument
I recently began to study watercolor and oil painting so that I could create art from my landscape photos. I take classes at a neighborhood studio together with young children, teens and a few older people like myself and have learned more in a few months than I ever imagined. This photo was taken from the parking lot at Cabrillo Lighthouse and painted in watercolor a few month later. While I have hundreds of digital photo images, I have only a handful of paintings making them so much more preci
Credit: Cherri Cary
Instagram: Grandmamarazzi Photography
San Diego Watercolor Group
2024-02-14
Title or Location: California
Rainboots outline from let?s make art. Painted a Valentine?s theme with watercolor, ink and wash with a background and used some stamps for the love. I love the rainboots and trying to do a themed one for every season.
Credit: Estrella Gerwin
Instagram: star.r1973

San Diego Watercolor Group
2024-01-03
Title or Location: La Jolla, Ca.
Our 3 year old granddaughter loved to dress up and dance. This day in 2014, while dancing in the patio, she discovered her shadow for the first time!Watercolor by Kathy [email protected]
Credit: Kathy Graham

San Diego Watercolor Group
2023-12-06
Title or Location: Menifee California
Old community barn in Menifee farm country neighborhood near backyard of Temecula California
Credit: Adriana Franc
Facebook: Adriana Pizzia franc
Instagram: Audrey pizzia franc
San Diego Watercolor Group
2023-12-01
Title or Location: Home
This was an outline from a tutorial from let?s make art. Used different color variation using pan paints, ink and wash. I?ve been doing watercolor since 2020 using various inspiration from Pinterest, photos and tutorials.
Credit: Estrella Gerwin
Instagram: star.r1973

Phoenix Watercolor Group
2024-05-20
Title or Location: Scottsdale, AZ
The original sketch for this was sent out to members of the Let's Make Art group for Mother's Day. I painted my version using paints made by a small business in Colorado called Ruby Mountain Paint Co. For years I had been searching for the perfect pink paint for flowers, and finally found it!
Credit: Sylvia
Instagram: Syllysart

Atlanta Watercolor Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: North Carolina
Pablo is a 13 year old rescue owned by my niece. Picture taken at a lake in North Carolina. Very sweet dog who loves boating on the lake!
Credit: Tish (Domin) Chambers
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
This little calf had wandered away from her mother and was playing in a pasture, nearing sunset. She looked to be having so much fun as she pranced and bucked around, playing by herself. I call this Patsy In the Pasture. The location is on a ranch in Fort Bend County, Texas This is an 8x8 watercolor on 100 cotton, cold press.
Credit: Kim Solem
Instagram: @kimsolem616

Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location:
This was simply for fun and therapy. A combination of white space, line and wash and abstract watercolour inspired by a line drawing by Anna Mason, Nature Studio . . . I often do my painting, as I did here, when I?m feeling down and it always, without fail, lifts my spirits . . .
Credit: Lynn C Woodward
Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location: Ben?s caranguejo
Watercolour on cold pressed paper. Caranguejo means crab in Portuguese. My one year old son loves a song about the tiny little crab. He sings and mimic a crab so I have paited this one for him. I framed it and it is in his bedroom now.
Credit: Ana Wilhelm
Instagram: @anawilhelmart

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