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First steps in watercolor (beginner level)

 

Aimed at beginners in watercolor, this course offers an introduction to watercolor, with focus on monochrome painting of the figure. After the initial speech, the teacher will make a demonstration from a selected photograph, which will serve as the basis for the participants’ painting. The result of the course involves the understanding of materials, the use of figurative principles and the assimilation of watercolor methods.

 

Program

  1. Watercolor materials: brushes, papers and pigments.
  2. Drawing for watercolor: sketching and basic principles of human anatomy.
  3. Figurative elements: shape, edge and value in watercolor painting.
  4. Monochromatic studies: pictorial synthesis from photographic reference.

 

Public files (in Portuguese)

Materials List  •  Exercises  •  Virtual Drive

 


 

Painting the figure in watercolor (intermediate level)

 

This course aims to present the watercolor techniques adopted by Marcos Beccari in his works. Aimed at beginners in watercolor, but with intermediate level in drawing, the course intends to enable students to use watercolor for the representation of the human figure. Participants will draw the picture from photographic references, except on the last day, that there will be a live model session. Demonstrations and discussions about composition, values, lights and colors will accompany individual studies throughout the week. Participants can expect to leave with a good understanding of watercolor painting, focusing on the human figure.

 

Program

  1. Color values: color as tonal key and chromatic contrasts.
  2. Color composition: theory of color applied to painting, color palettes, fusion x overlap.
  3. Sketching in watercolor: reduced palette and strategies of sketching in watercolor.
  4. Session with live model: activity with live model, under the guidance of the teacher.

 

Public files (in Portuguese)

Materials List  •  Lecture Slides  •  Exercises  •  Virtual Drive

 


 

The figure submerged in water (advanced level)

 

Aimed at painters who already dominate the figure in watercolor, this course addresses specifically the distorting effect of the human body submerged in water. Initially, participants will develop studies from photographic references. Next, they will choose one of their studies to develop a large-format painting, following a teacher’s demonstration. This process implies an understanding of the different rhythms of water, as well as its transparency, reflections and distortions. Thus, the participants will be able to paint the various possibilities of interaction between the figure and the aquatic environment.

 

Program

  1. Introduction: historical references and contemporary approaches.
  2. Water in watercolor: transparency and overlapping exercises.
  3. Figure-water composition: color studies and the distortions of the submerged figure.
  4. Demonstration and guidance of painting in large format.

 

Public files (in Portuguese)

Materials List  •  Lecture Slides  •  Exercises  •  Virtual Drive

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