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Portrait Atelier

Paint eye-catching portraits with a big brush! This workshop will focus on the eight keys vital 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!

Note: For artists familiar with the Zorn palette Part II of this series includes option of adding chromatic colors to your palette.

July 20 -22nd

Friday 7/20: 6:45 - 9:15pm

Saturday 7/21: 10 - 1pm & 2 - 5pm

Sunday 7/22: 10 - 1pm & 2 - 5pm


4715 NE 14th Ave.

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

The workshop format is for painters to work on specific set of ideas over the weekend

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