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Portrait Atelier

Paint eye-catching portraits with a big brush! This workshop will focus on key concepts related to portrait painting, and a working process to progressively finish a portrait study from life in three hours. Working with a limited palette of just four colors you’ll learn: 

  • How to effectively block-in a painting.

  • Accurately observe value and color relationships and mix equivalent analogies in paint.

  • Simplified anatomy and understanding head construction in volumes and planes.

  • Animating the pose and keys to capturing a likeness.

The class will include discussions of past and contemporary masterworks and the technical aspects of painting and materials. You'll benefit from working in a small focused learning environment with great lighting on both the model and your work station!

Fall Schedule

  • September 7th - 9th: Proportion, Gesture & Likeness

  • October 12 - 14th: Basic Head and Neck Anatomy

  • November 9- 11th: Detailing Features

  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 2nd: Skin Tones using the Zorn Palette

Meeting Times

  • Friday: 6:45 - 9PM ( lecture/demo )

  • Saturday: 10- 5pm ( 1 hr lunch )

  • Sunday 10 - 5pm ( 1 hr lunch )

Tuition: $270 - includes model fee. Limit 8 students.

4715 NE 14th Ave.

Portrait Atelier is a series of monthly workshops that start off on Friday evenings with a lecture & demo and is followed by a weekend of focused portrait painting.

Enrollment is open and each workshop covers essential topics designed to make you a better and well rounded portrait painter!

Each workshop ends with a series of portrait assignments you'll complete on your own within 30 days that will reinforce the ideas learned during the workshop and further your own progress as a portrait painter.