About the Artform

Watercolor, one of the oldest art mediums, has shaped the history of art in remarkably many ways. From still life to frescoes to portraits, no art form has been as versatile as watercolor painting.
Watercolor is a versatile and flexible medium that can yield a variety of results. Also known as aquarelle, it’s a painting technique wherein the paints are made of vibrant pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle.

About the workshop

The Canvas

Overall Details

This workshop is a step by step guide to making your very own watercolor pet portraits. Learn how to recreate a detailed watercolor portrait of a puppy, with easy to follow instructions. A live online guide for creating super detailed portraits of dogs. From getting the features right, to adding the finest of details, you are in for a furr-fect journey!

The colours in the palette

Elements you will learn

  • Brief introduction to watercolor
  • Overview of the subject matter
  • Creating a Watercolor puppy portrait

Who is this workshop “just right” for?

  • This workshop is perfect for all dog and animal lovers
  • It is a beginner friendly workshop. (Age 16+)

The Picasso of the show

About the Artist

Susan Halfhide

@susanhalfhideartworks

She is a self taught watercolor artist. She draws inspiration from the world around her and the cosmos for most of her work. Art is a way for her to try and recreate a little bit of beauty by bringing a deep sense of peace & well being in the process!

Materials Required

  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor paper (min 200 gsm, A5 size)
  • Brushes (sizes 0, 3 and 12 or similar)
  • 2 jars of clear water
  • Some tissue paper
  • Black fine liner
  • White gell pen / fine liner
  • White gouache
  • Palette
  • White acrylic (instead of gouache)


Please Note: You will be getting the outline of the dog which you will be making during the workshop along with the course. Please trace the outline lightly on the paper prior to the workshop.

The scope of creativity

Further prospects and application of what you will be learning

This workshop helps you understand the intricacies of painting animals that lie not only in the physical aspects like the fur or whiskers, but also in capturing the expressions. You can paint your own animal portrait using this workshop as a guideline.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn!

  • More like a classroom

    Being a replay of an actual live workshop, where students interacted with the instructor, it will give you more of a classroom experience.

  • Longer durations and better creations

    Masterclasses are longer in length due to the profound focus on the art which in turn facilitates better output from the learners.

  • Get in touch with the artist

    You can get in touch with the artist through Instagram, and get clarifications & comments on your artwork!