Painting the Portrait
ages 18+ | limit 7 students | 2 days
- Starts Feb 3, 2024Starts Feb 3, 2024
- 140 US dollars$140
- 200 East Saint John Street
Learn how to paint realistic, accurate portraits from life in either oils or acrylics. This workshop will be divided into two portions. During the first session, Kathleen demonstrates how to block in the head, set up proper facial proportions, color mix and paint. She will also cover information regarding palette layout, brushes, mediums, and paint. During the second session, students will work on their own paintings from the model with guided assistance at their easel. Students have the option to buy the supplies for this workshop through SAM. To order a SAM Supply Kit, please email Charlotte Hutson at email@example.com. Students may also buy the following materials on their own. Students choose whether they want to paint in acrylics or oils. For Acrylics: • A palette – recommend using a disposable painting pad which contains sheets of palette paper 12” x 16” • Acrylic paints – I am primarily an oil painter rather than an acrylic painter. However, I have used and know other professional artists recommend either Golden or Windsor & Newton brand acrylics. o Cadmium red (either light or medium) o Alizarin Crimson o Cadmium yellow o Ultramarine Blue o Viridian o Burnt Umber o Yellow Ocre o Burnt Sienna o Paynes Gray o Titanium White • Pre-primed canvas – size 12” x 16”, 11”x 14” or similar • Container with lid for water • Bottle of acrylic retarder – Golden makes one • Paper towels or cloth rag Additional suggestions: • A visor or hat with brim to cut down on glare from overhead lights • An apron if you are messy like me • Nitrile gloves - I like to wear them to keep paint off my skin. For Oils: • A palette – recommend using a disposable painting pad which contains sheets of palette paper 12” x 16” • Oil Paint colors – I prefer Windsor & Newton Artists oil colors, but these can be quite costly. A less expensive option would be Windsor & Newton Winton oil paints. Gamblin is also a good brand. o Cadmium red o Alizarin Crimson o Cadmium yellow o Lemon yellow (optional) o Ultramarine Blue o Viridian o Burnt Umber o Yellow Ocre o Burnt Sienna o Paynes Gray o Titanium White • Pre-primed canvas – size 12” x 16” or similar • Oil painting long handled filbert brushes in the following sizes: 10 or 12, 5 or 6, 3 and 0 o I would recommend investing in decent brushes and not purchasing from Hobby Lobby or Michaels o I use and recommend Rosemary and Co Classic Filbert long handled brushes which come from England so if ordering, would need to purchase
If we do not meet minimum registration, class will be cancelled and students will be given a full refund. If registration occurred through our website, refunds will be issued through PayPal/Square minus a small PayPal/Square administration fee. Otherwise, a check will be mailed to you in approximately two weeks. If a student has to withdraw from a class five or more working days before the class is scheduled to begin, a refund will be issued minus a SAM $20 administrative fee. If a student withdraws from a class five working days or less before a class is scheduled to begin, the class fee will not be refunded.
Spartanburg Art Museum, 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC, USA