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Painting the Portrait in Watercolor

November 18 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
| Cost: $195 | Cost for Members: $165

The human portrait will be explored in this workshop. Students will learn to paint a portrait with all of its nuances and subtleties in watercolor using a layering process.  Other mediums are welcome. Students will paint from photo references. The instructor will paint, as a demonstration, a finished portrait, and will explain each step of the painting process. Students will paint from photo references and are encouraged to bring reference photos of a favorite portrait subject. The instructor will also provide reference photos. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. Open to all levels. Bring a lunch or dine at the Blake House Café. Supply list provided.

Note: This class can be converted to an online class via Zoom if necessary.

Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS
Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am-4 pm
Two classes: November 18, 19


November 18
10:00 am–4:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


Museum School
413.263.6800, ext. 377 or 382


Cost for Members: