Portrait Painting


Course Description

In this class we will be painting a classical portrait from life. We will be reviewing how to draw a portrait using the method of sight size and how to construct a believable sense of form through organization of values. We will review the important anatomical landmarks necessary in constructing a head as well as how to capture an accurate likeness to the sitter.  Students will also learn how to identify, organize and mix accurate flesh tones and balance the warm and cool tones found in nature. Instruction will be conducted through a step-by-step approach with live painting demonstrations, lectures, and daily personalized critiques. The one-on-one nature of the instruction allows all skill levels to participate in this course.



  • Brushes
  • Pallet knife
  • Turpentine
  • Refined linseed oil
  • Medium cups (small cups for holding painting medium)
  • Brush cleaner jar.
  • Pallet, preferably glass or wood
  • Paint
  •             Lead whit (flake white, cremnetz white)
  •             Naples yellow light
  •             Yellow Ocher
  •             Vermillion
  •             Alizarin crimson
  •             Ivory black
  •             Cobalt blue
  • Canvas no larger than 18”X20”
  • An active desire to learn



November 22nd - December 15th

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 - 5:00 PM

This course is $400 

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.

Limited availability.

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