Monday, September 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM MDT
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM MDT

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Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building 
3301 E Louise Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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Linda Flannery (lovetrees46@hotmail.com) or Emily Thomas (ethomas0715@gmail.com) 
Utah Watercolor Society 

UWS Fall 2019 Workshop: Frank Francese, NWS, TWSA

Landscape Workshop:  Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2019

  • UWS Member full workshop registration $495
    (UWS Members have priority registration. You must be a Utah resident to join UWS.)
  • Non-member full workshop registration $595 
  • NEW 3-DAY OPTION available for those who are unable to attend full 5-days.
    You may register for Mon-Tue-Wed ONLY option or Wed-Thurs-Fri ONLY option. ($297 for UWS Members / $357 for non members). 

    (NOTE for the 3-Day registrants: Mr. Francese will NOT be able to catch up or review any instruction missed on the days you do not attend. For the full workshop experience, please register for the 5-day workshop.)

  • Workshop will be Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm each day.
  • Workshop will be downstairs at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building. (Wheelchair ramp is available around the outside perimeter of the building to the basement door.)
  • Continental breakfast items & snacks will be availalble during the workshop. Students are welcome to bring any pot luck items if desired.
  • There will be a 30-min lunch break each day. Students will be responsible for providing their own lunch. There are a variety of restaurants in the area. Refrigerator and microwave are available. Students may also elect to continue to work during their lunch hour



Registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to withdraw from the workshop, you will be responsible for finding someone else to take and arranging for that person to reimburse you for the cost of the workshop. However, you may contact the workshop registration coordinator for a waiting list of interested parties who might want to take your spot. 


***Remember to bring some photo references and a few sketches with you.***

Required materials

Here are some recommendations/requirements for materials you will want to have on hand for use at the workshop. 

* Paint:

For transparent water colors I use twenty five colors by American Journey.  Feel free to choose your own colors.  Any professional brand of paint will be fine but stay away from student quality paint. I use American Journey Acrylics, large tubes.  M. Graham Artist’s gouache rounds out the paint requirements.

* Brushes:

I use a different set of brushes for each medium as they will be affected differently by the type of paint.  For the transparent water color I use Miller Pseudo Squirrel brushes.  I use #6, #8 & #12 round brushes and , 1 flat brushes by Silver Black Velvet.  Any professional brand is acceptable for the 2 inch flat.  For the acrylics I use a white nylon #16 (1 inch) and an American Interlock 1 brush.  You will want a second set of these brushes for the gouache medium as well

* Paper:

For transparent water color work I use Arches Natural White Rough, 140 pound, 22 x 30 inches (Arches Cold Press paper is also fine).  For the acrylic medium any 300 pound professional paper will do.  American Journey hard bound sketch books work fine as does Velum #67 paper.  (Whatever you use at home is totally acceptable.)



For questions about the workshop, contact Linda Flannery (lovetrees46@hotmail.com) 

For questions or problems with online registration, contact Jennifer Love (jenniferloveartwork@yahoo.com)

Artist Bio

“He’s just an ol' guy from Colorado that really enjoys painting!" Frank Francese, 2018.

After experimenting with several artistic mediums, Frank got his start in watercolors in 1969 while attending Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado. A significant step on the road to notoriety came in 1998 when oe of his paintings was purchased by a Donor of the Denver Art Museum and presented to that organization. The painting remains a permanent part of the Denver Art Museum’s contemporary art collection.

Frank has conducted workshops for the past thirty plus years all across America as well as on two other continents.  

Frank Francese watercolor workshops have been attended by students in Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Holland, Belgium and Ireland.

The artist has been published in several professional magazines over his career, including Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist (formerly known as Watercolor Magic) and Splash V.  His images have earned more than fifty awards in state, national and international competitions.

Francese is a signature member of the following organizations and societies:  National Watercolor Society; Transparent Watercolor Society of America {Master Status}; Watercolor West; Western Federation Watercolor Society; San Diego Watercolor Society and Colorado Watercolor Society.


Important Information

Refund Policy
The UWS has no refund policy for all workshops. It is the responsibility of the registrant to find a replacement should that become necessary. The workshop coordinator can help by giving you a list of possible names if the workshop has a waiting list. If you have questions, contact the workshop registration coordinator. 

Online Payment
Online payments will be processed via PayPal only. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the system. You can pay with your credit card or debit card. Just choose the "pay with a credit or debit card" option after clicking the PayPal link.

Check Payment
Check payment must be received before your registration will be completed. Contact the workshop registration coordinator if you prefer to pay by check.

The Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of art through water media.  


The Utah Watercolor Society is funded in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program. Your support matters. Thank you!