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Portrait Painting with Oils

TBS Classes2021 PortraitPaintingsWithOils Eisenbraun 1800x700

Each student will create a life-like portrait using oil paint. They will learn: color mixing, paint application, the structure and planes of a human face and how to capture a likeness. Several photo references will be provided from which students can choose to work.

In the beginning of the class, we will discuss what makes a photo good for painting and how to use it as a reference rather than copying it exactly. Day 1 will be dedicated to drawing the portrait. With raw umber paint and gamsol, we will use a paint brush to draw directly on the canvas. We will cover composition, face structure and proportion. On Day 2, we will start by mixing out our pallets, learning about color mixing and flesh tones, then we will start the color block-in, learning about paint application and value. On Day 3, we will go over: capturing a likeness, correcting mistakes, and capturing details.

Each student will finish the class with a completed portrait, created with newfound skills.

Event Information

Event Date September 1, 2021 9:00 am
Event End Date September 3, 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date January 5, 2021
Capacity 12
Registered 2
Available place 10
Cut off date August 31, 2021 11:55 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date September 1, 2021 9:00 am
Individual Price $450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)
Instructor Kristen Eisenbraun
Number Hours 21
Location The Bascom: Adult Studio B (Trail Level)
Categories Classes & Workshops, Adult, Painting, Skill Level I: 1-2 years' experience and above

Venue Information - The Bascom: Adult Studio B (Trail Level)

Located on the Trail Level (lower level) of The Bascom's main building, Adult Studio B hosts a variety of classes, workshops, and more. Entrance is either through the front door of the main level of the building and down the stairs or from the trail entrance on the lower level of the backside of the main building.

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