Topics: Informal approach to loose and expressive linework using a variety of media, creative color decisions, balanced value arrangements, compositional tools.

After the lecture and demonstration there will be additional one-on-one assistance.

Time: Friday, August 18 from 10 am – 1:00 pm.

Location: The rear courtyard of "Yarns at the Adobe” located at 964 Chorro Street, directly across from Mission San Luis Obispo.

Fee and Class Size: The workshop will be limited to 9 students and will cost $20.00. If you are interested please click the link above and print out the class form, then mail with your check to: CCWS, P.O. Box 2418, Nipomo, CA.  93444-2418.


Chuck Crotser holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Cal Poly as well as a Diplôme d’Architecture from the École d’Art Américain in Fontainebleau, France.  As an architect, he has always had a passion for the precision and accuracy of drawing.   However, when he began using watercolor in some of his daily and travel journals, he discovered a refreshing opportunity to play with drawing and color in a much more informal and playful manner. Although he still tends to begin his work with line drawings in various media, he uses watercolor to provide the values and visual interest, trying to work loosely and to mix paint directly on the paper, enjoying the sometimes unexpected results. Although he still includes architectural elements in his work, he has also found landscapes to be very forgiving and extremely fun to paint.  Crotser takes great joy in the painting process.

For more information, JERRY SMITH AT jsmithp38@sbcglobal.net.










         “Lighthouse” by Charles Crotser                                                       “Barn” by Charles Crotser