Programs and Education

JWS Monthly Meetings: There are eight (8) monthly meetings throughout the year with demonstrations and lectures by renowned national or prominent local artists - providing support and arts education for the beginner to the professional.  Scheduled programs are listed below.

JWS Media Library offers educational books and DVDs by prominent artists.  Details and inventory are listed below. 

JWS Outreach Program offers educational opportunities for volunteers as described below.
Additional art education and instructions are available from some JWS members. Go to Membership and check out the links to members’ websites for instructions they may be offering.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise specified, from September through May (except December) at the Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223.  Monthly programs are open to the public.

Directions to the meeting location  - South of I-295 on San Jose Blvd; right at Loretto Rd light and entrance is left off Loretto Rd. Additional parking in the back.

Please note: Beginning January 2024, meetings will be held in a different location.  Details coming soon. 

Sep 26, 2023 - Reddi Arts - Demo of New Watercolor Products
Oct 24, 2023 - Libit Jones (Workshop Instructor)Watercolor Techniques Demo
Nov 28, 2023 - Robin Makowski, FWS NWS NMWS WFNS - Watercolor Demo 

Winter Break

Jan 30, 2024 - Linda Wokoun (Workshop Instructor) Watercolor Demo
Feb 27, 2024 - LuAnn Dunkinson - Urban Sketchers Demo
Mar 26, 2024 - Ted Head - Demo
Apr 23, 2024 - Geri Groenert (2022 AOTY) Demo
May 28, 2024 - End of Year Members Social Gathering

2023 Fall Programs 

Contact Geri Groenert or Danielle Helow for suggestions and more information about monthly meetings.  Click on the name of the guest artist for link to their website.

September 26, 2023

October 24, 2023
Libit Jones

November 28, 2023
Robin Lee Makowski

2024 Spring Programs 

January 30, 2024
Linda Wokoun

February 27, 2024
LuAnn Dunkinson

March 26, 2024
Ted Head

April 23, 2024
Geri Groenert
(AOTY 2022)

May  28, 2024
Year-End Gathering

Media Library

Mary Walker is our new librarian and will have DVDs available to rent at meetings. 

Books will no longer be available to check out


JWS gratefully accepts donations of gently used media to share with members. 

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Outreach Program

Join the JWS volunteers who provide support and education to the community through Outreach Programs.  More opportunities are available to help.

Westminster Woods Wednesdays: Members of JWS have been sharing our love of watercolor painting with a group of Westminster Woods residents on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am. Many in the group are now active members of JWS themselves - and attend meetings and workshops.  Outreach volunteers are needed to share their knowledge, talents and ideas in planning and demonstrating and working with others.
Volunteering and sharing our knowledge with others helps reinforce our understanding of art concepts.  If you would like to find out more about outreach contact Tuni Weiss, Barbara Holt or Rebecca Mentz.