South Pomfret, Vermont
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The Figure in Drawing and Watercolor

Discover how to blend drawing and painting to enhance your figurative artwork.

The figure is an ever-changing source of inspiration for artists of all skill levels. This workshop will focus on drawing techniques that help to capture the gesture of the figure without overdrawing it, leaving room to develop the piece with watercolor and brushwork. We will cover basic watercolor techniques as we learn about the vast amount of colors and values you can mix from a limited palette. Small figurative studies will evolve into larger pieces compatible with your comfort level. We will work from both life and printed references. This class is a good fit for anyone wanting to try their hand at this subject and medium, or for those wishing to strengthen their skills and challenge themselves further creatively. A materials list will be provided.

Margaret Dwyer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Siena Heights University and her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Margaret works in several 2D and 3D mediums, with watercolor being her favorite. She is also a mural artist, having created dozens of murals both public and private throughout New England. Her work has been recognized in numerous juried national and international exhibitions and has been published in fine art books and magazines. She currently teaches fine art through Kimpton Brook Art Studio in Wilmot, NH and ArtisTree. For more information about Margaret, visit her website. []