How to paint a portrait from a photo reference 3-day workshop

In this exciting workshop, you’ll learn how to paint a self portrait in oil using age-old and modern techniques from a reference photo. You can expect hands-on instruction and lots of tips and tricks along the way. We’ll jump right in on the first day briefly discussing Adobe Photoshop and printing out a color reference. We’ll then apply the drawing onto the toned canvas by either tracing or projection and ink-in the lines. After a review of color and mixing skin tones we’ll block-in the first thin layer of color then paint the portrait with subsequent thicker layers and finalize the subtle details. Students can expect to walk away from this class with a basic knowledge needed to paint a portrait from a photo to achieve likeness, skin-tones, and detail.

There are 4 workshops scheduled this year and they'll be located at my studio in Milan, NY (near Rhinebeck). Each class is limited to 5 students. Tuition is non-refundable 7 days prior to the class. Basic knowledge of oil painting is preferred. Supply list is on the bottom of this page. I get most of mine at Jerrysartarama.com.

Times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch

Call me at 845-233-0082 if you have any questions about the workshop or are interested in private lessons in my studio or your home.

2018 WORKSHOP #3: 9/21-22-23/2018
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2018 WORKSHOP #4: 11/2-3-4/2018
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SUPPLY LIST (Jerry's Artorama)

Windsor & Newton Artists Oil Colors: 
Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw umber, Titanium white, Ultramarine blue, and Ivory Black.

3 Windsor & Newton Monarch filbert brushes sizes 2-3-4
Windsor & Newton series 7 sable brush size 2

Palette knife
Glass or wood palette (no palette paper please)

Thursday Open Studio Classes

Every Thursday starting October 25th 2018, I’m opening up my studio from 4 to 7 pm to students who wish to develop their oil painting skills and work with me side by side. For ages 14 and up. Minimum of 3 students. 5 pack discount option also available.

Thursday Open Studio Classes from 4 to 7 pm
from 75.00
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Looking for private lessons?

They can be in my studio or your home. Call me at 845-233-0082 so we can make arrangements. Thanks!