Watercolor creative portraits
-Weekend course-


Dates: 2 Days - From 2pm to 6pm
11th and 12th October

What will you achieve? This workshop will teach you the process of creating a watercolor portrait full of life.

During these 2 intensive (but fun!) days we will dive deep into: Facial features, values, color and different watercolor techniques that you will need in order to create successful portraits. During this course we will go from the basics of portrait making and build up, so if you are a beginner this will be a great place to start!

Costs: €130 per person. This price includes:

  • Starter kit with required materials to take home,

  • High quality paper and other materials to use during the course,

  • Step by step guidance on Paper & Brush techniques,

  • Personalised feedback,

  • Drinks and snacks.

Teacher: Angela Maria Prevosti. 

Spots available: 9 max. Course is in English. 



Wouldn’t you love to learn how to portray people with your watercolors? Portraits can an be a very powerful way to express your emotions and the human beauty. It is a language on it’s own, a language that doesn’t use words to communicate.

During this two days we will talk a lot about volumes, values and proportion. In order to understand better these subjects we will start by painting monochrome portraits on the first day.

On the second day we will talk about color and composition, and you will have time to put everything together into a final piece.

It's not required to know how to draw, but you do have to be motivated and open to new things! 

At the end of the weekend, you will have a greater understanding of:  facial features, color, proportion and different ways of approaching the process of painting a portrait. You will go home with a couple of finished portraits and the understanding to keep painting them at home!


The studio 

The course will take place in Studio 40-D, where Paper Brush Studio is located (at Amsteldijk 40-D). A perfect central location in Amsterdam, easy to reach by public transport.  


The teachers

This course will be given by both Angela and Aafke, who will combine their skills and knowledge to guide you on a personal level throughout the weekend. 

Angela, a Spanish artist and illustrator has a passion for details and watercolour techniques. Her work explores feelings, the human body and nature.  

Aafke, a freelance illustrator that makes her living through visual story telling, will energise your work! Her inspirations range from indigenous cultures and animals to daily life events.