Portraits & Figures in Watercolour
Price: €970 (includes 22% VAT, 30 hours tuition, welcome aperitivo, easels & models)
Dates: 9-13 November 2020
Price: €970 (includes 22% VAT, 5 days tuition, easels, solvents & brush cleaner, welcome aperitivo)
Location: Florence, Italy
Piazza Santo Spirito, 9
50125, Florence, Tuscany
Class size: 12-15
This workshop aims to provide Marcos Beccari's general understanding of the watercolor technique, with an emphasis on portrait painting and the human body. From demonstrations and guided studies with photographic references, students will learn the use of colors and values, as well as anatomical rhythm, lighting and expressiveness. In short, beyond the technical properties of watercolor, the course prioritizes an integrated understanding of the entire painting process, in order to instruct the students to achieve realistic consistency.
Day 1: Presentation / watercolor materials / drawing principles
Day 2: Brush strokes, layers and monochrome studies
Day 3: Color theory applied to watercolor / portrait painting
Day 4: Human anatomy / live model painting
Day 5: Introduction to figurative composition
This workshop will take place in a large light-filled studio space in the center of Florence. The studio is located in our favorite Florentine Piazza; Santo Spirito, one of the city's loveliest and most lively neighborhoods. Santo Spirito is the artisan center of Florence, located south of the river Arno in the Oltrarno district, it is full of bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Just a 5 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, all of Florence's main attractions are easily accessible.
See photos of the studio here
Marcos Beccari is watercolor painter, researcher, philosopher and design teacher at UFPR (Brazil). His artistic work can be described as impressionistic realism. Beccari’s main reference artists are Johannes Vermeer, Winslow Homer, Walter Everett, Stanislaw Zoladz, Stephen Scott Young and Mary White.
Painting from photographs, Beccari seeks to translate the lighting through new chromatic compositions. Currently works and resides in Curitiba.
You can see more of Marcos' work here:
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