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Ward Jene Stroud Workshop: Ready, Paint, Go!

September 18, 2019 - September 20, 2019


LOCATION:  115 West Main Street (corner of 100 West and Main Street) – Big Orange Barn

Three days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition –  Wednesday, September 18 thru Friday, September 20 / 9 AM to 4 PM

COST: $250 / Minimum of 8 – Maximum of 22 / All ability levels 

The supply list for workshop is here.  

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!!! – 2018 Cheap Joe’s Workshop participant 

In Ward Jene Stroud: Ready-Paint-Go! Not only will  you learn Ward’s internationally acclaimed techniques for using the exciting Brusho Crystal Powdered Paint, you’ll learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting with exciting exercises and full step-by-step projects utilizing the latest techniques and hacks. Learn new ways to shake up and incorporate new ideas and life into your current masterpieces. It doesn’t matter what your skill level is, if you paint tight or loose, photo realistic or abstract, there is something for everyone and every style. Ward’s open and sharing personality is infectious and you’ll benefit not only from group talks and projects, but also demos, activities, and tons of one-on-one time with this energetic teacher. Ward believes that it’s important not only to share amazing skills and ideas with you, but it’s even more important to inspire! His mission is to make sure you learn and have fun in a safe creative environment.

Ward is one of America’s most diversified and fresh new faces in the watercolor community. In 2018 Ward was featured in the French art magazine Les Pratique Des Arts, and in the prestigious Watercolor Artist and Palette magazines. Ward believes “Who we are and everything that we do and create in every moment of our lives is a culmination of what we have learned, done, and experienced on life’s journey.” This award-winning artist has assembled some of life’s greatest lessons working as a professional figure skater, choreographer and coach, graphic artist, fine artist, singer/songwriter/musician, published photographer, dancer, art instructor, and entrepreneur.  Ward has had numerous solo exhibits, and his work has been featured in national and international publications. He has also produced the instructional DVD series “Brusho and Beyond” and has a popular and highly viewed YouTube channel www.YouTube/wardstroud.

Visit Ward’s website to see more of his work here.


Workshop Registration



September 18, 2019
September 20, 2019
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