at the New York Academy of Art

3/2- 3/5 • 10:30am- 6pm • 4 classes • $495.00 - ENROLL HERE


In this 4-day workshop, explore the unique qualities of creating Portraits in Watercolor! As a medium that allows only for a few corrections, the basis of watercolor must be understood! 

In this class, students will learn how to connect shapes rather than drawing separate objects, achieve life-like flesh tones and hair color, and avoid overworking. The key is to learn how to allow accidents without losing control, permitting the medium to express itself and create images that are spontaneous and alive. The goal is to gain trust and obtain definitive results in the watercolor technique. 

Head anatomy will be an important part of the workshop. Students will learn a series of lessons, revolving around drawing the head from head casts, pictures, self portraits and live models. This foundation will bring solidity and structure for the application of watercolor, slowly revealing the complexities and beauty of the portrait form. 

There will be daily lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and one-on-one guidance to find each student’s own style. Students will also experience great fun in the process of painting each other's portrait!  

All levels of experience are welcome! - Enroll link on my bio.

Watercolor Workshop in Puerto Rico


All levels are welcome!

The Arana Foundation would like to invite all who are interested in watercolors, established artists, as well as beginners, to participate in an intensive Watercolor Workshop which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the week of March 10-17, 2019.  The instructor of the course will be Brazilian Watercolor artist Marcelo Daldoce, an established artist in NYC, member of the faculty of The New York Academy of Art.

The day will start with a three-hour session of Figure Watercolor, in-studio, at La Casa Arana, with live models.  During the afternoon sessions, the participants will learn watercolor En Plein Aire (1-5 pm), including Spanish colonial urban, beach and tropical forest settings in locations near to Old San Juan.

There will be an hour pause for lunch for a traditional Puerto Rican meal, served in the Casa Arana dining room.

The cost of the workshop is $650 (before Feb. 10, 2019 and $750 after that date) and it will include lunch and transportation for working En Plein Air.  It does not include air fare, lodging or materials.  As part of the workshop there will be a series of related activities such as a showing of work by Marcelo Daldoce, a visit to the studio of a Puerto Rican Watercolor artist, a free day for tourism or other activities, a show of works done during the workshop and a farewell dinner.

Several apartments are available for workshop participants at a special rate, these apartments are all beautiful, pleasant and are close to the studio where morning sessions will be held:

EN EL VIEJO SAN JUAN / Puerta de Tierra

113 La Puntilla: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3495760

57 San José: EL MIRADOR: http://www.vrbo.com/702400

104 San José: CASA ARANA: http://www.vrbo.com/214912

305 Calle San Sebastián CASA ELOISE: https://www.vrbo.com/768658

Condo Crescent Beach, Apt. # 3, 302-304 Ave. Muñoz Rivera, Puerta de Tierra, San Juan: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4819306?s=51 


CASA A4 (Armonía Aurora Artés Arana): http://www.vrbo.com/747430

Cuarto # 1: http://www.vrbo.com/787561

Cuarto # 2: https://www.vrbo.com/788212

To register, please contact Luis Alfonso, Director of Fundación Arana (espacioarana2@gmail.com). An initial payment of 50% will secure your space in the workshop (maximum of 10 participants) at the preferential rate.  Payment can be done by PayPal or by direct deposit to the Arana Foundation account at the CoopAEE Credit Union, in San Juan.

A full scholarship will be offered to a motivated artist, please ask for the application criteria in your communication with the Arana Foundation.

The workshop will be held in English.