John Goodrich, Pathway, Central Park, 2010, detail

Watercolor.


Watercolor Portraiture

This course highlights watercolor as a medium for expressing skin and representing the human head. More specifically, we will concentrate on drawing and painting from a live model, photographs, and self-portraits using mirrors. Students will learn how to mix skin tone accurately without the use of white paint. Here students will learn to see and mix a range of colors to convey light and shadow in any skin tone, under any light. Focus will be given to replicating the textures of skin and hair through this complex medium employing techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry and overlaying washes, to visually communicate different parts of the face. Advanced students will learn how to convey a variety of expressions and portrait angles.

 

Instructor(s): Allison Maletz

Quarter 3

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Tuition

$300.00

Level: All Levels

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Exploring Watercolor

This course will combine loose and controlled watercolor techniques focusing on both still life seasonal motifs which are in bloom and the model. A major focus will be on composition, color and issues related to the mediums. Students will receive individual attention and instruction, as well as group critiques at the end of each class. There will be a brief demonstration for those who are unfamiliar with the medium.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth O’Reilly

Quarter 3, Quarter 4

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Tuition

$290

Level: All Levels

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Painting with Watercolor

Work from still life and the model. Emphasis will be on massing in layered,transparent washes initially with a gradual build up of details through color and tone. The particular qualities of various pigments will be examined and incorporated to build up areas of transparency and opacity, with emphasis on composition and rhythm. Instructor present on Tuesdays.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth O’Reilly

Quarter 3, Quarter 4

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$290

Level: All Levels

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Watercolor from Life

Making watercolors from observation, we will turn our perception into images. Students will work from the still life, from the model, and  from the landscape of Central Park. Formal  elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued, while maintaining  an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. Individual attention and group  critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful.

Instructor(s): Kamilla Talbot

Quarter 3, Quarter 4

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$290

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Perceptual Watercolor

Perception as a source for imagery will be explored in this class. Students will work from the still life, from the model, and from the landscape of Central Park. Formal elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. Individual attention and group critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful.

Instructor(s): Kamilla Talbot

Quarter 3, Quarter 4

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$290

Level: All Levels

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Watercolor in the Park and the Studio

Explore a range of watercolor and gouache techniques, including wet-into-wet and resists, with an emphasis on direct observation and using light as the foundation for composition. Spend time working both outdoors and from models and still life in the studio. You will spend some time working outdoors and some time working from models and still life in the studio. You will receive individual attention as ou investigate the structure of color and strive for an overall sense of space and weight, paying special attention to the rhythms of details against masses. Open to all levels.

Instructor(s): John Goodrich

Quarter 3, Quarter 4

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$290

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Watercolor Techniques

Gain an understanding of traditional watercolor techniques: wet-into-wet, layering transparent washes, and experimenting with various papers. The instructor, who is classically trained in portrait, figure, cityscape, and landscape painting, will demonstrate both loose and controlled watercolor techniques. Teaching will be individually adapted to the direction and level of each student. The instructor will be present on Tuesday and Thursday.

Instructor(s): Weiqing Yuan

Quarter 3, Quarter 4

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Tuition

$1,166

Level: All Levels

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