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Bill Dale


Brenda Swenson

Being a painter is more than mastery of techniques. It’s the desire to express how I feel about my world and my response to it. To put simply…to communicate. My tools are that of a painter: brush, paint, paper and ink. I sketch and paint outdoors constantly. Working en plein air has taught me to be observant to the effects of light and atmosphere. I take this knowledge with me into the studio. Being an artist is an endless journey…always struggling to achieve one's best work. The struggle keeps my work honest and direct.

Workshop Information


Brenda Swenson Workshop

Negative Painting With Watercolors 

April 21 - 24, 2020

          Registration is now open to everyone!

          Scroll down the page to sign up.

(We do expect this workshop to fill up fast!)


Cost is $300 for SWA members and

            $350 for Non-Members. 

A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

Sign up and payment should be made on the SWA website. -- see PayPal below.


If you have questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com.


A required list of supplies will be e-mailed to the participants.

Come join us for what looks to be a great workshop!


This is a 4 day workshop.

SWA Member price is $400

Non-member price is $450

SWA Members receive an opportunity to register for this workshop before it opens to non-members.


Don't miss this great workshop!

Pay Using PayPal

You aren't required to have a PayPal account.

You can pay as a guest using your credit card if you prefer.

SWA Members

Directions for PayPal:


 - Choose either the SWA Member or

    the Non-Member button above.

 - Then click on the dropdown menu and select one of the options:

1. Pay the deposit

2. Pay the entire amount

3. Pay a second payment to complete your payment (minus the deposit amount.)


Then click on Pay Now and complete the transaction.


Note. Creating a PayPal account is free.

You can link a credit card, debit card, or bank account for payment.

Our workshop space is limited.

A $75 deposit holds your place for the workshop. 

Deposit is non-refundable. 

If unable to attend, you may find another artist to take your place in order to recover your deposit.


SWA will not be refunding deposits.

The next workshop will be in the Fall of 2020. 

Janet Rogers 

will be the juror of our 2020 Members' Exhibition,

and workshop artist.

Just a few spots

remain open!