Whether you want to try your hand at oil portraiture for the first time or hone your advanced skills, this workshop will guide you to more competence in this time-honored tradition. All the fundamentals of the genre will be covered so that students become more comfortable with this complex and nuanced pursuit. Taught by Red Dot instructor Dori DeCamillis.
Beginners will explore the basics of portrait painting with oils while more experienced portraitists will expand their skillset. Learn how to achieve a likeness, model light and shade, mix flesh tones, and apply paint. Includes demonstration, slide show, and lots of painting time. The level of realism achieved will be geared toward the student’s skill set and creative vision rather than on predetermined expectations. To rid students of the inherent pressures of working from an image of someone familiar, the instructor will provide reference material. Skill development is the goal, not a perfect take-away painting. Prerequisite: Must have completed the three beginner paintings in Dori DeCamillis’s regular classes
The following supplies can be purchased at Red Dot or in local stores or online. In addition to the usual supplies used by Red Dot painters, the workshop requires a pad of 10 canvases (9” x 12") and new brushes including detail sizes. Bring a fairly complete palette of non-student grade paints. The usual medium and thinner are expected. The link to the above supplies are suggestions. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will be working from reference material provided by the instructor, so do not bring your own images. (Ask Dori for more info about supplies if you have questions.)
Saturday, February 24, 2017, 9:30 to 3:00. SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 21, 2017, 9:30 to 3:00. SOLD OUT
Next workshop: Soon to be announced.
One-day workshops are held at Red Dot Gallery with a cost of $100. A lunch break gives students time to grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around the corner. (Healthy options are available.) The few extra supplies required are listed above. Check with Dori at email@example.com for availability. Workshops fill fast, so reserve your spot ahead of time. A space is considered reserved when it is paid for. Your receipt might say Without a Net workshop. No worries, just let me know via email which workshop you're interested in.
This workshop will repeat until all interested students are able to participate. It can be taken more than once.