Art van Rhyn with Painting

The Social Time will start at 6:30 pm with the main program and presentation to start about  7:00 pm.

The Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of furthering interest and appreciation in the watercolor medium.  It is an independent group of artists, collectors, teachers, students and anyone interested in watercolor and water media.  We are located on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo County.  CCWS holds a general meeting each month at 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo. All meetings are free and open to the public and routinely host guest artists, demonstrations, and lectures suitable for all levels.

​​The May 2018 presentation will be by artist Art van Rhyn. 

The watercolor demonstration for the CCWS May 29, 2018 meeting will be by Cambria plein air landscape and seascape painter Art van Rhyn.  His topic will be quick pen and ink and watercolor drawings/sketches.

Van Rhyn, previously a cartoonist for The Cambrian, is a second-generation Californian, born in Barstow and raised in Compton. He worked for the California Department of Highways (now called CalTrans), eventually becoming a registered civil engineer.  He began his journey in art in his 40s, starting with printmaking before turning to watercolor and later acrylics.  He was in his 50s when he earned his B.A. and M.A. in 3-D art from Cal State Northridge.

Prospective members are encouraged to attend.

​​The Tuesday, May 29, 2018 meeting will start at 6:30 pm for a social time at The United Methodist Church at  1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. 

The meeting is not in the main church.


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