Watercolor Portraits

With Dan Shanahan

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6 – 8 pm
Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St, Syracuse
$32 Everson Museum Member
$40 Non-member

In this workshop, Dan Shanahan will guide you through the process of creating a portrait with watercolor, starting with laying out your image by drawing, and completing your work using watercolor to place lights and darks to carefully create depth.

You can find Dan Shanahan at Open Figure Drawing every week, using either watercolor or pastel.

Everson will provide the material needed for the class but asks that students supply their own brushes. Students are free to bring their own other watercolor material as well. Dan will be using the suplies listed below.


Pencil & Eraser
• 1/2″ round mop type brush
• 2 brushes size ranging from 6 to 10 rounds
• 1 or 2 brushes size 2 – 3 rounds
• burnt sienna
• cobalt blue
• perylene maroon
Container with open top to hold water
Absorbent rags
Board at least as large as your paper
Please use the paper supplied with the class.

This class is the first in Open Figure Drawing’s 2024 Education Project – Today’s Studio Artists

Register through the Everson Museum’s website.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Open Figure Drawing, since 1989