In Person: Food Illustration with Watercolors
Taught by Diana Kuan
Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Red Hot Kitchen, on cooking with Asian hot sauces, and The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past 10 years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.
Illustrating the food from your kitchen (or your fantasy meals) can be fun for many reasons. It's therapeutic, creative, and experimental. And you can even create fun wall art for your home while you're at it!
In this beginner-friendly class, we'll explore shape, color, and texture using simple watercolor techniques. We'll start with a few basic exercises and quick, simple projects, then move on to create paintings using seasonal fruit, vegetables, and an occasional reference photo. Along the way, I'll also share with you my process for gathering delicious-looking inspiration for artwork.