Watercolor Portraiture with Vilas Tonape

Enjoy a workshop exploring portrait painting in watercolor media. All levels of artists are encouraged to participate. Participants will learn the basics of creating watercolor portraits and develop their existing portraiture skills. Layering, color mixing, and color theory relative to portraiture will be taught using a live model from direct observation.

January 25 – January 27, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$200.00 per participant

***Deadline to register January 18th***

Supplies List

  • Prang watercolor oval or square 16 color set
  • Wire-bound 15″ x 22″ 140 lb watercolor paper pad (10118-1008 is the item number on www.dickblick.com)
  • Round short-handle (soft bristle) watercolor brushes – #2, 4, 6, & 8
  • One flat 2 inch wide brush
  • One #2 pencil
  • A container for water
    Paper Towel
  • One approx 23×26 inch drawing clipboard
    *Feel free to bring and use supplies you may already have with you.


About the Artist:
Vilas Tonape is an internationally recognized artist and a teacher. He chairs the department of
art at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Tonape is a native of India and has
been creating art for over thirty years. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting with
distinction from the Sir J.J. School of Art, University of Bombay, India. He earned and MFA in
Painting from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. His work has been exhibited
internationally, including venues in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Bombay, and Canada.
Tonape has won numerous awards throughout the United States and India, and his work has
been critically acclaimed. Palm Beach Post says: “Tonape’s paintings can be described as
classically inspired, contemporary-realism—interpretive images that enchant the eye.”