Costumed Figure Painting with Meadow Gist


Registration Opens July 20th, 2020 at 8am PDT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.



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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.

Date : Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Monday

Level : All Levels Welcome

This class will focus on a variety of costumes through two week poses. Students will have the choice of working on portraits-with hats and upper body clothing, or full costume figure paintings. We will work on drawing and lay-ins with our paint for the first week of each pose and build color and thicker layers of paint for the second week of each pose. Learn to paint an assortment of fabrics, surfaces, and genres!

The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until Sept 19th.


  • Painting Grounds (Preferred Brand: Fredrix)
    • 9”x12” to 16”x20” (Please stay within these size perimeters.)
    • Canvas: Fredrix prestretched canvas: red or green label
    • Panels: Fredrix archieval canvas panels
  • Brushes (Preferred Brands: Robert Simmons Signet Bristles and Langnickel Sables)
    • An assortment of rounds, filberts and flats in sable and bristle.
    • Below is an assortment of recommended sizes in bristles and sables.
    • (Note: It is not necessary to have all of these sizes but a good idea to work towards getting them.)
    • Bristles (Robert Simmons):
    • Filberts 2, 4, 6, 8
    • Flats 2, 4, 6, 8
    • Rounds 0, 1, 2, 4, 6
    • Sables (Langnickel if possible, other brands are fine as well):
    • Filberts 2, 4, 6, 8
    • Flats 2, 4, 6, 8
    • Rounds 0, 1, 2, 4, 6
    • Brights 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
  • Cleaning
    • Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits by Gamblin
    • Solvent container
    • Masters Brush Soap
  • Palette:
    • Wood or plastic
    • Note: Freezer paper is another option.
  • Paints (Preferred Brand: Gamblin, Da Vinci)
    • Paints minimum:
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Titanium White
    • Paints optional
      • Yellow Ochre
      • Azo Green
      • Ivory Black
      • Transparent Maroon
      • Transparent Red Oxide
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Roll of paper towels
    • Plastic grocery bag for trash

Meadow Gist

Meadow Gist has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 15 years. She began her art career in the corporate field painting displays and murals for a major retail chain. Her work has been exhibited as a finalist in the International Artist Magazine’s Still Lifes and Florals Competition 2006 and as a “Top 50” selection at Salon International 2007. Meadow is represented by Willow Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. You can find more information on Meadow’s work at

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit