Beginners' Watercolours: The Farnese Collection
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Painting from statues is one of the best ways to practice building form in watercolour nudes, and in this class, we’ll be using references from Naples’s National Archeological Museum to build our watercolour technique. Against the historic backdrop of the Farnese collection, a monumental aggregate of famous ancient works collected by one of Naples’ most powerful historic families, we’ll be looking at how the ancient Greeks and Romans revolutionised composition of the human form while creating beautiful paintings. You can expect to be painting for most of class time, with the historical basis of the class serving as a launching off point for artistic exploration. All levels welcome—this class is particularly well suited for beginners.
In this class we’ll cover
-History of the Farnese Collection
-The Human Form in Greek and Roman Statuary
-Shading and Form
-Watercolour 101: Painting in Monochrome
-Brief Intro to Washes
-Watercolours (any brand/colours are ok; we’ll be working primarily in monochrome)
-Good Watercolour Paper
-Pencil and Eraser
-Hairdryer (if you have one)
-One to two cups of water
For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org!