Watercolor and the Figure

Watercolor and the Figure Drawing class in New York

Watercolor and the Figure

Cost: $300.00

In this weekend workshop, students will take a spontaneous approach to working with watercolor while experimenting with a variety of approaches to working from a live model. We will begin with a series of quick gestural watercolor paintings and then progress to longer studies. Experimenting with form, color and paint application students will be guided to nurture and explore their personal voices while responding to the figure. Discussions with examples will explore the history of the figure in watercolor from the past to the present. Prerequisite: Some previous figure and watercolor experience.
Please bring a $45 model fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class.

Meets Weekly: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please see supply list here.

Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Registration for this workshop will open September 5, 2018. Early bird special: the registration fee will be waved until Friday, September 14th.

Course Code: 117595

Instructor(s): Josette Urso

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