Portrait Painting (five-session workshop)
Portrait painting has a rich and fruitful history. In this course, students will be exposed to not only a brief history of the portrait but also the varying ways a portrait can be made. From alla prima to a more nuanced depiction using oils or acrylics, a sound structure of painting the human portrait will be explored.
What you will learn in this workshop:
History of portraiture painting.
The structure and anatomy of the head/face.
Alla prima techniques for portrait painting.
Required supplies for this workshop:
- Canvas* 8” x 10″ or 11” x 14″
Three glass jars with lids
Hard wooden, plastic, or glass palette with a completely flat surface (no cups)
Metal palette knife, the kind with a bent segment between handle and blade (no plastic)*
Brushes*: #2, 4, 6 in round and flat
Paints*: titanium white, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, cadmium red (or hue), cadmium yellow (or hue), yellow ochre, naples yellow, sap green, pthalo green. Optional: Chinese vermillion or quinacridone magenta (for a cool red), cobalt blue (or hue)
Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.