Painting the Figure in Watercolor

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

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

What you will learn:

  • Understand basic anatomy

  • Experiment with watercolors

  • Paint from observation

  • Learn thumbnail drawings

Required supplies:

  • Watercolor set

  • Drawing pencil set

  • Watercolor pencil set or Caran d’Ache

  • Crayons

  • Watercolor tape

  • Watercolor paper pad

  • Drawing pad or newsprint

  • Erasers

  • Plastic palette, for mixing water and plastic cups or containers for water

  • Ruler