Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 1663

Self Portrait Painting

April 22nd - June 24th

Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm


Course Description

The artist himself is always the most available model. We will be going over things to take into consideration when setting up a self-portrait. These include:

  • How to take measurements from a moving target.
  • How to set up the mirror, lighting, and canvas
  • Portrait composition

This course is primarily a portrait painting course. Students will learn how to:

  • Construct a portrait with accurate proportions and likeness.
  • Organize their values to create an accurate light effect and believable representation of form.
  • Organize their pallet and mix accurate flesh tones.
  • Create a focal point and sense of atmosphere using a hierarchy of edge quality.
  • Traverse the numerous stages of a painting, from drawing, to block in, to completion.


Materials list.

  • Brushes
  • Pallet knife
  • Turpentine
  • Refined linseed oil
  • Medium cups (small cups for holding painting medium)
  • Brush cleaner jar.
  • Pallet, preferably glass or wood
  • Pre-stretched and primed canvas no larger than 18”x20”
  • Paint
  •             Lead whit (flake white, cremnetz white)
  •             Naples yellow light
  •             Yellow Ocher
  •             Vermillion
  •             Alizarin crimson
  •             Ivory black
  •             Cobalt blue
  •             Raw umber
  • An active desire to learn



This course is $261.80

We believe that art classes are more fun when shared with a friend, bring a friend who has not taken one of our courses before and you will both receive a %20 discount off of the listed workshop price. 


To Sign up for this workshop or to receive more information, please contact us via e-mail or phone, or send a message in the form below.

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