Watercolor Course 2018-2019

Thursday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, from 4 October 2018 to 23 May 2019
  • With Matilde Dolcetti, Sergio Bigolin and visiting guest artists
  • Cost of the complete course (30 classes – 120 hours) € 960.00
  • Cost of one month (4 classes – 16 hours) € 154.00
  • Cost of one month (3 classes – 12 hours) € 115.50
  • Cost of one-afternoon class (4 hours) € 40.00

The Watercolor Course is divided into eight parts of three or four classes each. Classes meet on Thursdays in the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica’s classrooms, 2pm – 6pm. You may attend the complete program, one or more parts of three or four classes, or just one-afternoon class. After having selected your preferred option, you may pay your classes with credit card online, via bank transfer, or in the front office at the Scuola.

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Course Calendar


October 2018
Still life with shapes and objects
4 classes from 4 to 25 October, from 14:00 to 18:00

October 4th
• Introduction to materials
• Looking at Morandi
• Studies of light and shadow

October 11th
• Still life with and without preliminary drawing
• Format and composition

October 18th
• Visiting guest artist Daniela Bettella

October 25th
• Teamwork

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November 2018

Still life with vegetation
4 classes from 8 to 29 November, from 14:00 to 18:00

November 8th
• The floral subject and its interpretations in History

November 15th
• Research work on different types of paper
• The pen sign

November 22nd
• Visiting guest artist Nives Stocco

November 29th
• Teamwork

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December 2018

Landscape studies
• 3 classes from 6 to 20 December, from 14:00 to 18:00

December 6th
• Work from examples of Art History
• Monochrome studies
• Watercolor and pastel

December 13th
• Visiting guest artist Adriana Ederle

December 20th
• Teamwork

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January 2019

Portrait and figure
4 classes from 10 to 31 January, from 14:00 to 18:00

January 10th
• Basic rules on proportions
• Copy from gesso and mannequins

January 17th
• Moving figure

January 24th 
• Visiting guest artist

January 31st
• Teamwork
• Self-portrait

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February 2019

Experimentations on different papers, glue, chalk, texture
4 classes from 7 to 28 February, from 14:00 to 18:00

February 7th
• Watercolor on thin papers
• Application with glue on cardboard

February 14th
• Preparation of dark paper with acrylic plaster
• Textures

February 21st 
• Visiting guest artist

February 28th
• Teamwork

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March 2019

Watercolor monotype
4 classes  from 7 to 28 March, from 14:00 to 18:00

Thursday 7 March
Watercolor on polycarbonate and aluminum matrices / Paper wetting and printing with the press

Thursday, March 14th
Plates in cardboard and acrylic gesso / Texture and varnishing / Printing by hand and with the press

Thursday, March 21st
Reworked images with subsequent prints / Possibility of limited variable editions

Thursday, March 28th
Group edition

April 2019

Studies on Venice
3 classes from 4 to 18 April, from 14:00 to 18:00

Thursday 4th April
From Canaletto to Sargent, suggestions from paintings of Venice / The full and the empty,  skyline and composition

Thursday 11 April
Perspective and styles of architecture / Buildings between sky and water, windows, bridges, boats / characteristic details and stereopites to avoid

Thursday 18 April
Work on leporelli / Preparation of carnets with different types of papers

May 2019

Venice en plein air
4 classes from 2 to 23 May, from 14:00 to 18:00

Thursday 2 May
Introduction in the Studio / View of San Geremia from the Grand Canal

Thursday 9 May
Castello: a Venice without tourists / View of the Bacino San Marco from Sant’Elena  / Open spaces, islands between sky and water

Thursday May 16th
View from the Redentore: Giudecca Canal, Salute, San Marco and San Giorgio / work on sheets to be collected in carnets

Thursday 23 May
Work en plein air in Cannaregio and conclusion of the projects in the Studio, at the Scuola

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