Painting an Oil Portrait in One Sitting

Nov 27, 2023 9:30AM—4:30PM



Instructor: Suzann Beck

This workshop will help students learn to paint a realism-style “alla prima” or “all at once” portrait during this workshop, using value and color to communicate the light and shadow that gives dimension and drama to a portrait. This workshop will teach students how to draw an underpainting in oil that guides your subsequent color work, how to mix the basic values of skin tone color and build on your underpainting, and the finishing touches that bring life to a painting. In the morning session Suzann will explain her approach to alla prima portraiture and demonstrate painting a full-color portrait from a live model. The afternoon session features hands-on practice painting from a live model and one-on-one guidance. Please bring a lunch.

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November 27, 2023
Monday, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $143 Member/$179 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required
Location: WBCA