About the Course
In this online class, we will learn watercolor basics. The dynamics of visual perception and activation of the right-brain faculties will be explored through direct observation of still-life. We'll also practice mixing and applying watercolors upon wet and dry surfaces. Please note: Basic drawing experience is required. Materials list available at sharonartstudio.org.
Instructor: Carlo Grunfeld
Carlo Grunfeld was born and raised in San Francisco and tended towards graphic arts as a youth. He studied the interaction of color at Yale University with Richard Lytle, apprentice to the Bauhaus founder Josef Albers, and concentrated his studies in Graphic Design, thus grounding sense his sense of color and composition. After graduating from Yale, Carlo worked for a few years in the commercial art field, and then became more interested in painting. At that time I also began teaching in the San Francisco public schools. He has led volunteers on a community mural project, done pro bono design and illustration for non-profits, and has taught summer art classes for teenagers. He began teaching adults at the Studio a couple years ago. For the past fifteen years Carlo has been focused on the figure, and for the past five he formally studied portraiture. Carlo’s preferred media is watercolor, pastel, and oil pastel, and has recently added oil paint to his repertoire.