May 2nd - 6th, 2022


Public Television & NWS Signature Artist, Gary Spetz,
will conduct a 5-day watercolor workshop
on the stunning Oregon coast.


Gary's 5-Day Oregon Watercolor Workshop
will be hosted at the beautiful oceanside
Hallmark Resort Newport

Workshop Tuition

Participants must lodge at the Hallmark Resort Newport.
Having all of us stay at the Hallmark Resort
makes it possible to conduct the workshop at this spectacular coast side location.

TripAdvisor ranks the Hallmark Resort as Newport's #1 hotel
and gives it a 4.5 star rating.

The Hallmark Resort will be providing our workshop group with a discounted rate starting at:
$124 per room per night (plus tax).

See Hallmark's Rate Chart Here

All rooms overlook the ocean
and have a balcony or patio, microwave, coffeemaker, and small refrigerator.

Meals are not included, but the hotel does have an excellent restaurant
serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There are many other restaurant options nearby, as well, within walking distance.

Class size is limited, so register early.
A $200 deposit is required to reserve your workshop space.


Once you have made your $200 workshop deposit,
you will receive instructions on how to make your reservation
with the Hallmark Resort Newport.

Please "click here" for detailed workshop terms.


May 2-6, 2022

Deposit: $200

We will be monitoring the Covid-19 situation
and hope to open registration for
2022 by November 2021.
If you would like an email reminder, please inform us:



The 5-day workshop will combine Gary's passion and expertise in painting dramatic wilderness scenes with his well-known PBS easy-to-follow, step-by-step teaching style.  In between his frequent watercolor  demonstrations, Gary is available to provide individual assistance to all of his students.  And, his wife, Marlene, will be on hand to provide help, as well.


These workshops are designed for ALL LEVELS of painters—just as Gary's television programs are.  In many ways, the novice painter benefits the most, as they tend to arrive without a pre-established painting style. 






Don't take our word for it.  Here are some words from Gary's previous workshop participants:

I am still raving about your class.  There are not enough words to tell you how much I enjoyed every moment.  I received so much out of it, absorbing every lesson, advice, wishing it went on for another week...  You have inspired me so much.  I now feel comfortable working with watercolors, and I am really enjoying them and landscapes!  I have converted from oils!!
Becky from Minnesota

Thank you again for your kindness, attention, and excellent teaching.  
Thank you to Marlene who did a tremendous amount of work to keep everyone working 
and content.  You are a superb team!
Sally from Tennessee

Many thanks for choosing such a special, interesting and beautiful place for us to have a class.  The class was filled with congenial people and Gary was full of tips and techniques...
Barbara & Bob from California

You went above and beyond in all you did...  
I am really looking forward to another workshop with you.
Janella from Nevada

Your hospitality was gracious, and the food was spectacular!  The lodge was very comfortable, 
and the creative ambiance with such great guests was memorable...
Alexander from Ontario

Participation in the workshop was a wonderful experience.  Barbara and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the lodge and the beautiful landscape, especially the huge richly colored ROCKS...  The food was great...  I can "taste" it even now.  I also rarely eat the kind of homemade treats so readily available for us; they were too good to resist...  the companionship and facility felt comfortable - like an old shoe.  I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and was able to be part of the workshop, 
I pretty much never do this sort of thing.
Tim from Wisconsin

...thanks for a wonderful week I'll never forget...
Don from Texas

What a totally enjoyable week...  
Gary it was your way of teaching on the PBS 
that made me believe that I could possibly try to paint.  Your workshop 
supported everything that came across in that program...  Marlene you are a wonderful supportive person that always knows the right thing to say.
Janet from Montana

Gary, you have the ability to share how you paint in such a clear and concise way that everyone regardless of their skill can pick up techniques and instruction that will make them a better artist than when they came.  Marlene, you work as an official hostess to be certain every thing that is required to make the week successful is already available.  
You even ask Gary questions to be certain each teaching thought is fully developed.  You two make a great team...  
The lodge is beautiful and offers a perfect venue for the class as well as the week's stay. The food is excellent. Trish should do a cookbook.   I do not know how you could make it any better.
Courtney from Alabama

Your approach to teaching, taking a step at a time while building a piece, is very effective. 
The good humor and collegial feeling of the workshop are icing on the cake.
Jack from MT

I had a great time in Montana, taking your workshop - 
it has inspired me to start painting again.
Lorraine from Nevada

Thank you so much for your all round generosity to both of you
—Marlene for fattening me up and words of encouragement and Gary for the in depth instruction and patience...  Our class mates were great.  Awesome group.  I can't say enough about the area where you live.  It is so beautiful. 
Jean from Alberta

The location was nothing less than - spectacular!

.....all the extras added so much to the experience
....and yes those fabulous Huckleberry bars!

.....a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience!

.....I really can’t say much more than Arnold’s famous words – "I’ll be back"!

Gary and his wife, Marlene, were very accommodating and kind.

Someone in our class.....had never done watercolor before
and did a fantastic job, 
mostly due to Gary's great step-by-step instruction! was FABULOUS!  I highly recommend it to people!

...thank you for all the time, effort, talent and love you put into the workshop.  

I am very pleased with  how much I learned about landscapes
and watercolor in general.  Thank you!

I had a great time!

Gary's teaching style is relaxed and well-planned.

You put a lot of time and thought into the workshop and certainly made it easy
for a novice like me!

Thank you for a great workshop!  I and all the others enjoyed it immensely...

You both did a super  job of teaching and helping us learn!

I feel as if I absorbed 20 years of experience in a week....

Just want you to know that I had a blast!!  Don't go changin' a thing!! 

...You both did an excellent job pulling a very diverse group of people together for one purpose
... and I think everyone grew!




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