Painting Figures In Watercolor

Learn easy ways to create loose, expressive figures for your paintings.

Live Classes On Zoom – 6 to 8pm, Thursdays, August 4 – September 8, 2022

Info for the first class including ZOOM link will be sent by email upon registration.

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TEACHING TIME

6 LIVE CLASSES – STEP-BY-STEP PAINTINGS AND DEMOS

PERSONALIZED CRITIQUES

6 GROUP CRITIQUES – INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK

REFERENCE INFO AND VIDEOS

CLASS INFO SHEETS AND VIDEO TUTORIALS

CLASS RECORDINGS

FOR REFERENCE AND REVIEW

Class Schedule:

Week 1   – March 20th – The Human Figure : Basic Proportions

The most basic mistake we make when painting the figure is in basic proportions. Learn basic proportions and how to apply them to a figure in this class. 

Week 2   – March 27 – The Human Figure : Clothing/Folds/Gathers/Creases

Clothing generally drapes itself over and around the figure in predictable ways, creating folds and creases in the process. This class introduces ideas a simple ways to create them with watercolor.

Week 3   – The Human Figure : The Clothed Figure

Pull together ideas from the first two weeks with exercises and follow-along demos to help you create great looking, simple clothed figures in watercolor. 

Week 4   – The Human Figure : Standing and Walking

Let’s get them moving! Standing and walking figures are the easiest of all. Practice getting relaxed movement in this class. 

Week 5   – The Human Figure : Sitting and Lounging

Figures that are sitting or lounging create the unique problem of foreshortenting. Overcome this problem with a practical approach in this class. 

Week 6   – The Human Figure : Figures In Your Scenes

In this final week, we’ll add figures to our scenes and make sure they look right using linear perspective to help!

Class Description

Painting Figures In Watercolor – 6 to 8pm, Mondays – March 20th – April 24th, 2023

Learn how to create loose, expressive clothed figures in watercolor with this online class. It’s easier than you think!

6 week online class that includes:

  • Weekly pre-class assignments for extra preparation and learning
  • Recorded weekly critique of pre-class assignments 
  • Online Class  
  • Access to recording of each Online Class (available for at least a month after the last class)

Can’t make Monday evening classes? The combination of pre-class assignments, critique and class recordings allow you to work at your own pace and own schedule! Many folks take classes this way!

MATERIALS

Use this Basic Watercolor Supplies and Materials list as a guide for basic materials.

These materials are also recommended:

  • Tracing paper or vellum

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About The Instructor

Tony Conner is an accomplished watercolorist and and experienced instructor. His energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create classes that are both fun and informative.  He excels at providing information and insights to individual students – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.

Professional Memberships

  • Signature Member - New England Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member - Vermont Watercolor Societies
  • Artist Member - Salmagundi Club
  • Artist Member - North Shore Arts Association

Tony works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.

I've take several workshops, some taught by prominent and well-known artists. Tony's was, by far, the best in it's quality, approach and teaching style. The small class formate facilitated learning.” - Jane C. , Setauket, NY

Of all the instructors I have seen, you are the most informative. Your method of teaching is so easy to follow and absorb. I wish I lived close enough to attend your classes. You are also a very patient, approachable person . All excellent, Tony!” - Catherine M. , Ontario, CN

I have learned more in this two-day workshop, than in all other watercolor classes I’ve taken” - Rita S. , MA

" Thought there was a perfect balance between theory & practice.  The points you wanted to stress were given clearly & concisely.  You are so passionate about your work.  I have come home energized & enthusiastic - which is exactly what I wanted from the workshop.  " - S. H., Saline, MI

"I've taken several watercolor workshops, some taught by prominent and well known artists. Tony's workshop was by far the best in its quality, approach, and teaching style. The small class format facilitated learning." - J. C., Setauket, NY

" Tony is a wonderful, knowledgeable teacher who shares with warmth and humor" - J. M, Astoria, NY

" Overall, the three days were amazing. I find myself looking at everything in terms of value. " - A. C., Bloomfield, NJ

"...but, Tony Conner has thought of it all, organized it perfectly, and made it fun and inspiring." - G. B., New York, NY