The Figure In Watercolor


This course examines the language and techniques of watercolor painting from the figure. Students will paint using a variety of strategies derived from current and historical practice. 
As a medium that allows only a few corrections, the basis of watercolor must be understood. Students will learn the medium's behavior on wet and dry paper and how to cause accidents without losing control, allowing the medium to express itself and create images that are alive. A variety of topics covered include: life drawing & painting, nudes & portrait, flesh tones, reserving white from the paper, volume and color theory. The purpose is to build three-dimensionality from a flat surface, providing life to the human form.

Students will learn from cast figures, nudes from old masters paintings, self-portraits, and zoom live models. We will be working through a series of activities, beginning with a series of quick gestural studies and progressing to longer paintings. There will be daily lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and one-on-one guidance to find each student's style.The goal is to win the confidence and obtain definitive results in this unforgiven technique.
This class will give students the unique opportunity to look through Marcelo's eyes while he demonstrates, lectures, and answers questions in real-time from his studio. Marcelo will have one camera  fixed on his painting and palette (right on his hands) and one camera on him as he works. Students will get closer than ever to Marcelo's process.
After class, students will receive an exclusive video recording of the demonstrations.

Click HERE  to view one of Marcelo's demos.

Beginner to Advanced

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New York Academy of Art
Daldoce 7/15 - 8/19 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $280.00 View

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