The Figure in Watercolor

In this workshop, explore the process of painting the figure in watercolor and other water-based mediums. Learn from demonstrations on color mixing, application techniques, examples of figure studies in watercolor, and have ample time to experiment. An overview of anatomy will help you consider the figure holistically, and render more lifelike portraits.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Understand basic anatomy

  • Experiment with watercolors

  • Paint from observation

  • Learn thumbnail drawings

Required supplies for this class:

  • Watercolor set*

  • Drawing pencil set

  • Water color pencil set or Caran d’Ache

  • Crayons

  • Watercolor tape

  • Watercolor paper pad*

  • Drawing pad or newsprint*

  • Erasers*

  • A plastic palette, for mixing water and plastic cups or containers for water*

  • A ruler*

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10-percent discount on art supply purchases.