Beginning and Intermediate Portrait Painting
Learn to paint a portrait from a live model without fear! This class progresses step-by-step, demonstrating techniques and tools to help you draw an accurate likeness and then use value, color, brushwork, and composition to create a vivid three-dimensional portrait. You will learn how to truly “see” an individual face rather than relying on symbolic mental images and learn to mix accurate flesh tones—colors that not only change depending on the skin color of the model but are also affected by the lighting and colors reflecting on the face.
The class includes instructor demonstrations, multiple handouts, and opportunities to study and discuss the portraits of old masters and contemporary artists.
Previous drawing skills are highly recommended.
This class will include a visit to MAM’s galleries during class time to learn from artists on view and be inspired.
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