December in California: Bay Area Classical Artists Atelier

Beautiful Portrait Painting & Design: Five day Portrait Painting Workshop

December 7-11, 2017. Thursday through Monday
Location: New Studio 345 Quarry Rd. San Carlos CA 94070

Flowers, 2016, oil on linen, 22 x 20

In this 5 full-day painting workshop you will learn how to use great design and color to create exciting and memorable paintings. Watwood will teach her process of making a portrait in three steps, first planning the design and making a drawing in charcoal. Next, she will show you how to use a limited palette to quickly map out the light and form. The final stage will teach you how to work with her full color palette to get beautiful and naturalistic skin tones, and organize the colors of your picture for a successful and beautiful result. During the workshop, she will also give a lecture on design concepts, share her creative process, and discuss staying inspired, to give you tools for strong compositions and creative images. The class will create thumbnail studies and work together on making good design choices that will help strengthen your art making. There will be daily demonstrations and lectures, and 4-5 hours of painting time from the model each day, with individual critiques and instruction.



Semi-Private Classes in my Studio in Brooklyn, NY

I offer small group lesson at my private studio in Brooklyn. Class limited to only 3-4 for maximum personal time and one-on-one guidance. Please contact me for details or if you’d like to be added to my email list for upcoming classes!


Wednesday: Sept 13- Dec 20, 2017
Still Life: Oil Painting Basics
10am- 1pm. 12 Classes $600.
This class introduces beginning and intermediate painters to color mixing, value, paint handling, and traditional painting techniques for creating a still life in oils. Ala prima and multi-stage painting methods instructed.

Intro to Portrait
2pm-5pm. 12 Classes $750; Model fee included.
This class teaches beginning and intermediate students the fundamentals of painting the head, learning structure, value, construction, and naturalistic colors for life life portraits.

Classes run in fall, winter and spring sessions. Email me for details or to be put on the waiting list. Spots are very limited.