$145, $125 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 8 students.

Watercolor classes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 25, 26 and 27 at 10am (sessions will run for 3 hours)

Students will meet at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St.

Find out about our seating policy, weather policy and the Covid-19 precautions we’re taking.

(Students will meet at 529 Eaton St., February 25-27, 10am-1pm)

(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Lothar Speer brings his classical approach to the figure back to The Studios. Following in the footsteps of the masters, Speer leads his students through the basics of anatomy, rendering muscle and skeletal structure and the importance of lighting and tone. Take your figure work a few steps further by incorporating watercolor.

As an alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal, Lothar leads his students to higher levels of self-sufficiency and visual acuity. This workshop is designed to turn every participant into their own successful teacher and fortify general drawing and design skills by providing the secrets and tricks of 500 years of European Old Master studio practice – powerful tools that have withstood the test of time.

All along, Lothar uses his irreverent humor and unconventional art historical perspectives to turn this learning experience into a fun, invigorating and lasting contribution to each participant’s creative journey.

sponsored by Pilates Key West

Lothar Speer studied at Vienna’s National Academy. He received a prestigious European award for his figure drawings, was accepted in the annual exhibition of Britain’s Royal Portrait Society, and showed in galleries and museums here and abroad. A portrait of his was exhibited at The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. and he was commissioned to create a portrait illustration for Chicago’s only official public exhibit celebrating President Obama’s election.

Photo credit: Ennid Berger

Supply List


Water Color Palette:

Windsor Newton, Rembrandt or Holbein are all good, but “Professional Grade” only, the student grades have poor hue stability when mixed. Standard hues: Black, white, various blues, yellows, reds, cool & warm varieties, cads are warm, for instance cad yellow is warm, lemon yellow cool in comparison, as is Cad Red vs. Alizarin Crimson, as is Ultramarine Blue vs Cerulean or Cobalt Blue. Also get a Burnt umber, Yellow Ochre and Veridian Green. A Purple or Violet can serve as a optional short cut addition.



– Rounds, Filberts, Flats


Masking or Packaging Tape

Water Well



Soft cotton rags

Paper towel roll

Hard and kneaded erasers

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The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Box Office Hours
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The Studios of Key West