The Figure in Watercolor

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. We will work with live models.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 23rd. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, December 7th.

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

  • Watercolor tape

  • Ruler