Painting the Imaginative Figure with Patricia Watwood

August 19-23, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

Image copyright Patricia Watwood

Image copyright Patricia Watwood

In this 5-day workshop, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will teach the steps she uses in developing a creative composition working with a model. The early part of the workshop will focus on strategies for composition, design and creativity, including creating a thumbnail sketch. The model will take a week-long pose: students will set up the drawing on the canvas, create an under-painting in a limited palette, and make a detailed finish with a final pass in full color. Demos will help you master the subtleties of warm and cool relationships and color in skin tones. The overall theme of the week is learning the simple strategies you can use to create complex figurative artwork. We will explore with props and design how to inspire creative figurative work that is “outside the studio” and limited only by your imagination.

Watwood is a leading figure in the contemporary classical movement. Her subject matter is the figure, most commonly the nude, and uses allegory and mythology, often with contemporary urban settings. Her compositions unite a classical aesthetic with a modern sensibility.

Registration is $650. Full payment due at time of registration. No refund After July 29th. 
Payment can be sent via check to our studio at:

4814 Washington Blvd, Suite 322, St. Louis, MO. 63108

Workshops take place in the GACA’s studio, located in the Pierce Arrow Building,
4814 Washington Blvd, Suite 322, St. Louis, MO. 63108

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