Watercolor Portraits

Explore the process of creating a portrait with expressive and versatile water-based mediums. Working from a live model you will learn the basics of the anatomy of the skull, the proportions of a portrait as it relates to the face, torso, and hands, and how to capture the likeness of your subject.

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.

Required supplies:

  • Watercolor set, drawing pencil set, watercolor pencil set or Caran d’ Ache crayons, watercolor tape, Watercolor paper pad, drawing pad or newsprint and erasers.

  • A plastic Palette, for mixing water and plastic cups or containers for water

  • Watercolor tape. Rulers.

  • Optional (watercolor mediums such as ox gall, gum Arabic etc.)

  • Midway through the semester students will need these supplies:

  • 18 by 24-inch watercolor paper or sheet.