Class 3: Plan with Charles Shafer

Class 3 Title

March 6th, 2021 

The ICAA Louisiana Chapter hosted their third watercolor rendering class taught by Designer, Charles Shafer of Skurman Architects. The virtual half-day studio introduced the techniques of Beaux-Arts architectural watercolor wash rendering. The class covered the basic skills of stretching and painting techniques on a classical elevation of The Shadows on the Teche. Topics covered included the use of line weights, light, shade, shadow, and reflected light to produce a formal rendering.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to properly prepare a watercolor sheet for rendering.
  • Basic techniques of watercolor washes.
  • How architectural form influences the play of light, shade, shadow and reflected light upon a building.