A basic watercolor painting workshop focusing on portraits with the talented watercolor artist, Steph Alvarez!

Learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting applied in portraiture through basic brush works, skin-tone color mixing, pressure control and tonal value. Techniques will be taught step-by-step and in detail. At the end of the class, students will be able to produce a full watercolor portrait under a limited amount of time.

NO DRAWING SKILLS required. Students will be provided a line art for them to readily paint on.

Option 1: PHP 2,400 (if you bring your own paints and brush)
Option 2: PHP 2,700 (the additional P300 is for a package of artist-grade materials and brush)

Kit Inclusions:
– Handouts and worksheets
– Watercolor papers
– Free art postcard
– Snacks

For the additional PHP 300 package, these will be added to the kit:
– 4 carefully curated Sennelier watercolor pigments squeezed in portable folding palettes
– 1 pc Raphael Petit Gris # 10 brush (made of natural Squirrel hair)

** Art materials will be raffled away to students (courtesy of the facilitator).

Workshop Flow
1st hour: Introduction to watercolor, basic exercises
2nd to 4th hour: Portrait exercises

Available session date for August at our Makati workshop space (Unit 302, Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue):

  • August 25 (Saturday) 2PM to 6PM



About the Instructor

Screen Shot 2018-08-01 at 12.31.39 PMStephanie Alvarez was born in 1989 in the Philippines. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Architecture. Although she never took any formal art lessons, she dedicated her free time to self-study since she was five, inspired by the Japanese cartoons she grew up watching. At present a licensed architect, she left her day job to currently pursue a career in art.

Steph’s portraits and illustrations evoke surreal, ethereal impressions that capture the personality and emotions of her subjects. What words can’t describe, her works do the telling through imagery, carrying subdued overtones told by a colorful palette. Her works carry themes that usually stem from daily anxieties and experiences, struggles with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), human nature and error, redemption and faith, with the subjects often portraying these emotions through a lively and vivid representation of the eyes. Her usual subject is the female face and form, with various incorporated elements serving as metaphors. Her usual tools of trade are watercolor, ink, graphite and gold acrylic paint, with watercolor being her main medium. When she is not working on commissions and personal paintings, she conducts classes on watercolor painting. She has conducted workshops around Metro Manila and in Cebu City, to date.


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