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Plein Air Drawing & Watercolor Painting 1S19

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Inspired by the surrounding neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, capture the vitality of real settings and imagery while improving your watercolor skills. This class will focus on simplifying the complex elements of direct observation of the outdoors and teach the basics of building a solid composition. Meanwhile, practice color mixing and experiment with shading, lines, brush strokes and perspective. Demonstrations, critiques and discussion of materials and techniques are included. Class meets at various locations both indoors and outdoors. Students will be notified of locations weekly. Limit 10 students 

Eli Portman

Eli Portman

Eli Portman was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelors Degree in studio art in the spring of 2014. Primarily focusing on drawing, Portman also experimented with oil painting and woodblock printmaking during his time at University.  He has since returned to the Boston area, where he currently lives, and teaches art to children and adults. His artwork has been hung in galleries, shops and cafes throughout the Greater Boston Area. Portman is a former member of the Copley Society of Art and the Newton Art Association, and was featured in the Fay  Chandler Emerging Artist  Exhibition in 2017.  He's also a featured artist in the Torosiete Online Art Museum. Portman's been hired for murals, private commissions, illustrations and more, and released a coffee table book of his art in 2017. 

Specialty: 
Painting, Watercolor, Drawing
Materials & Tools:
  • Mixed media pad 17"14"
  • Pencils and sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Pigma Pen .5mm
  • Angora 36-pan watercolor set
  • Brushes - smaller sizes
  • Paper towels
  • Water bottle with water for cleaning brushes on-site
  • Ruler