Painting the Figure in Watercolor (six-session 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. We will work with live models.

Special notes:
This is an in-person class that will take place in our 2nd-floor front studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of 6 students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. 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 Friday, May 28.

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