Telagio Baptista Workshop April 21-22: Watercolor Portraits

Different Strokes for Different Folks

A Watercolor Portrait Workshop presented by

Telagio Baptista


  • What: Watercolor portrait workshop with Telagio Baptista
  • When: Friday April 20, 1 pm – 5 pm and Saturday, March 24, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608
  • Cost: $150

Watercolor Portrait by Telagio Baptista

Come learn to paint watercolor portraits from photographs under the guidance of award-winning artist Telagio Baptista.

Friday, April 20 (1 pm-5 pm)

  • Review of photos best suited to paint
  • Demonstration of values and flesh tone blending
  • Working wet-into-wet
  • Discovering your own technique
  • Understanding value changes, dark to light
  • Building various layers of paint
  • One-on-one development
  • When to apply details (eyes, nose, and mouth)
  • Developing a likeness/expression and emotion

Saturday, April 21 ( 10 am-3 pm)

  • Redo of initial painting to further develop your skills, or another subject to paint
  • Ongoing one-on-one (A recipe for successful watercolor portrait painting)
  • Detailing facing features and soft facial edges
  • Class critique on all displayed paintings

About the Artist

Telagio believes that watercolor is a magical and exotic medium that has no creative boundaries. This allows a multitude of personal emotions to surface within the viewer. His primary focus is in color harmony using a limited palette. Telagio’s award-winning diversified watercolor paintings have been honored at juried Regional, National and International art shows. He continues his artistic journey by participating in ongoing juried art shows. Telagio also conducts private-group workshops in Northern California.

Materials List

If you already have watercolor supplies, you need not purchase the following:

  • Saral transfer paper
  • 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, pad or block, 12 x 16 inches
  • Brushes: 1/2” and 1” flat; #2 #8 #12 round or filbert
  • Paints: Prussian blue, golden earth or any paints you already have
  • Subject photographs: Portraits 8×10 inches or larger, black and white or color
  • WC Board, etc   Gatorboard, containers, paper towels, artist tape, spray bottle


Download Telagio Baptista Workshop Flyer

Please download and fill out the registration form and mail it to NCA ℅ Sacramento Fine Arts Center 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, Ca 95608.  Enclose a money-order or check payable to: NCA Telagio Baptista Workshop.

Or, you may pay with cash at SFAC, or use the PayPal option below.  If using PayPal, be sure to mail or email the completed registration form.

For Inquiries: Leslie Wentworth at

Telagio Baptista Workshop


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