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"Culinary Portraiture" Watercolor Painting Class for Adult
"Culinary Portraiture" Watercolor Painting Class for Adult

Thu, Dec 21


Hinovations Art Gallery

"Culinary Portraiture" Watercolor Painting Class for Adult

Fish on a Platter, Painting Class for Adults Thursday, December 21 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm. $40 per person

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Dec 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hinovations Art Gallery, 1009 Laurel Ave, McAllen, TX 78501, USA

About the Event

"Culinary Portraiture" Watercolor Painting class for Adults

Fish on a Platter, oranges and greens

Students learn the illustration and watercolor techniques to bring enchanting food to life through culinary portraiture.

The worlds of food and visual art have long intermingled.  Even before food came to define the still life genre, the subjects of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art were often edible, giving us a window into some of the culinary culture of the time.  In this workshop led by artist Raquel Hinojosa, we’ll honor the foods of our time, using watercolor to create a contemporary culinary portrait of food selected for this course.  We will use reference photos, and sketching to recreate the composition.  We’ll then learn how to apply watercolor paint in a wet-on-dry technique focusing on using your awareness to capture minute details in your painting.  By the end of our time together, not only will you have a finished portrait of this delectable food to display in your kitchen or give as a gift, but also a deeper understanding of composition, light value, and color value—and a heightened awareness honed from capturing the tiny details that make your edible subject so striking.

This is a 2.5 hour class for students with little or no prior expereince in watercolors.  We’ll begin applying the first layers of paint to our sketches, focusing on getting comfortable with how much paint and water to use, and how to layer it over time.  We will use air dryers to speedy up the drying process and finalize by mounting the artwork on museum board.

  • Learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including techniques for sketching and capturing the intricate details.
  • Explore composition, light value, and color value, understanding how these elements enhance the visual impact of your culinary portrait.
  • Develop an awareness of watercolor techniques, layering, and achieving desired tones and textures.
  • Discover the joy of expressing your favorite food through the artistic medium of watercolor, resulting in a personalized, finished artwork to cherish or share as a heartfelt gift.

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in watercolor painting, this course welcomes all levels of skill and focuses on building a strong foundation in watercolor techniques specific to culinary portraiture.

Join us at Hinovations Art Gallery and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of culinary portraiture. Discover the timeless connection between food and visual art while honing your watercolor skills and expressing your unique artistic voice.

Thank you for your continued support, and we are thrilled to embark on this artistic journey with you at Hinovations Art Gallery.

Warm regards,

Raquel Hinojosa,  Hinovations Art Gallery

RSVP at 956 309 8352

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