Watercolor with Erica Qualey: Painting Figures in the Landscape
October 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays, September 19 through October 10
From its rugged coast, to its deep, clean lakes and expansive forests, Maine has attracted artists for centuries. Painters come to capture its natural beauty and the people who work and play amongst it. In this class, you will explore how to draw and paint the human figure, as well as how to integrate them into our landscapes. Yikes! I know! This can feel very daunting and intimidating for a lot of artists, but don’t be afraid. Erica will take the class step by step through learning everything from the basics of simplifying the figure, creating gestural movement, and capturing body language. You will learn how to incorporate figures into compositions to help create more depth and richer stories. The class will explore different watercolor techniques and skills through a series of demonstrations. Students will receive one-on-one feedback.
Erica brings to her workshops 20 years of knowledge gained from experience as a professional watercolor artist. She is a sought after teacher and is known by her students to be gentle and encouraging, yet very thorough with her instruction. Erica is an award winning watercolor artist. She received a BFA in design from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and is a Signature Member of The New England Watercolor Society. She has exhibited internationally and has been published in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light. She has worked as a teaching artist for many years, including 10 years at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She was recently awarded a grant from the Maine Arts Association supporting her work as a virtual art educator.
Cost: $210; $180 for Farnsworth members