Greg Watson is teaching a weekly portrait painting class at Featherstone. The class will study reproductions of master paintings. Mr. Watson will give demonstrations of different methods, and the students will have at least two hours per class to paint from a live model.

During the six-week class, students will explore drawing directly with paint in both a limited and an extended color pallet.

Mr. Watson intends to teach students to learn to mix from pallet tones depending on what they observe in light, shadow and transitional areas of the skin and fabric. He wants to show his students, both by demonstration and instruction, how to paint a figure into space, not just before a background. He will discuss the concepts of atmosphere, light and mood in oil painting, as well as traditional oil painting techniques.

Mr. Watson lives in West Tisbury.