• March 13-16, 2018  PALM DESERT, CA  Coachella Valley Watercolor Society www.cvws.org  Contact Diane Moore: butterfly.archie@gmail.com

  • ​​May 30-June 1, 2018  ELLISON BAY, WI  Contact Tom: info@tomfrancesconi.com

  • June 2018 Dates TBA  BATTLE LAKE, MN   

  • October 2018 Dates TBA  McCOMB, MS                                          

​​​​​​2017 Workshops

​       Contact Hanna Joensuu: hanna222@cox.net   

       Tom is looking forward to a return visit to Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  This is a wonderful time to enjoy Florida's milder                  spring temperatures.  Tom will be conducting a three-day, indoor workshop for the Arts and Design Society of Fort                        Walton Beach.  The ADSO occupies The Old City Hall Complex of the City of Fort Walton Beach.  It consists of a gallery, two            studio areas and the Lolly Carley Art Library which boasts the most extensive collection of art books in the coastal area.  The          society sponsors exhibitions, workshops and classes.  Located between Pensacola and Panama City along North Florida’s                Emerald Coast, Fort Walton Beach offers visitors powdery white beaches, emerald green waters, great golf courses and much        more.  This is a wonderful destination for a painting workshop.  Come to sunny Florida to paint with Tom!               

  • May 31-June 2, 2017  ELLISON BAY, WI   FULL  WAITING LIST  Contact Tom Francesconi: info@tomfrancesconi.com​  

        This is Tom's annual spring workshop near his home in Ellison Bay, on the Door County peninsula.  Door County is known for         its charming lakeside villages and picturesque landscape.  Unrivaled in the midwest for its natural beauty, the Door County             peninsula provides a perfect environment for painters.  Come paint with Tom in, what has often been called, the "Cape Cod           of the Midwest!"  Click here for more information.  

  • ​​​Aug 1-3, 2017  FOLSOM, CA  Sierra Foothills Watercolor Workshops  www.cawatercolorworkshops.com  Contact Barbara Otey:  barbotey@comcast.net or (916) 698-9153

        Folsom rests at the foot of the Sierra's, less than 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.  Folsom has 45 miles of recreational trails and is           bound by the waterfronts of Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma, and the American River, hosting kayakers, swimmers and other               water sports enthusiasts from around the region.  Each day Tom will demonstrate his bold interpretive style of painting and           share his thoughts about creating watercolors that come alive with color and personality.  Each day will be filled with                     demonstrations and plenty of painting time.  Call Barbara for more information and to register!

  • August 14-16, 2017  BALDWINSVILLE, NY Art and Soul W/C Group  Contact Kathryn Wehrung: kmw2@twcny.rr.com         or Bonnie Goetzke: bgoetzk@gmail.com

       This workshop will take place in the heart of New York just blocks away from the Seneca River.  Nearby lodging is available at        the Red Mill Inn.  This historic guesthouse is located in a former 19th-century flour mill on a piece of land surrounded by the          Seneca River and the Erie Canal, and is 13 miles from downtown Syracuse.  Tom is looking forward to this, his 2nd visit to            the central New York area.  Tom's 2016 workshop in nearby New York Mills filled early so make plans now to paint in this                lovely area!

  • October 9-11, 2017  ANTIOCH,IL  Lakes Region Watercolor Guild  www.lrwg.org  Contact Mary Cunningham: maryc154@me.com

​       Tom has done a number of demonstrations over the years for the Lakes Region Watercolor Guild and has been the proud                recipient of its sponsored award at the Transparent Watercolor Society national exhibition.  Now Tom will be conducting a              workshop for the guild in the lovely village of Antioch.  This is a beautiful time of year to be in the Chicagoland area! 

    2018 Workshops​

New workshops are always welcomed.  To schedule a workshop with your organization, contact Tom (708) 799-8161 info@tomfrancesconi.com



​Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable and informative.  Any artist looking to break free of a careful, timid painting process will find Tom's direct and representational approach very inspirational.  Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his ​approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors.  Within this process, students will learn how to create stronger, more effective visual statements.  Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics and culminating in a demonstration that allows participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Subject matter may include landscapes, street scenes with people and the clothed figure. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority.  Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others.  Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience.                                                                                                

            Tom Francesconi aws, nws, twsa