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Painting the Portrait Sketch in Oils Fall 2015


Painting the Portrait Sketch in Oils

A portrait sketch is a quick rendition without too much finish, yet with enough information to stand as a completed piece. Working in a very traditional direct (alla prima) approach with live models, we will execute a portrait each night following informative demos and lectures on planes of the head, the all-important egg shape, placement of the features and more. Theory on mixing skin tones, modeling the paint and finishing techniques will be strongly emphasized. If you’ve always wanted to paint a convincing likeness with a minimum of fuss and brushwork that packs the strongest punch, this course may be for you.

Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm
November 19, 26, December 3 and 10, 2015
Instructor: Paul Ableleira
Location: Studio 3D
$150 + materials (Members $135*)
Maximum of 10 students


*Course enrollment cutoff date is Friday November 13, 2015 by 5pm. Only 50% of your registration fee is refundable if cancellations are received with at least one week’s notice from the course start date. Fees will not be refunded after enrollment cutoff date. Minimum course enrollment is 5 students. If the minimum student enrollment is not reached by the cutoff date the course will be cancelled. If the course is cancelled tuition fees will be refunded in full. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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