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Portrait Painting

Jan 28 - Apr 8
Thursday 6:30-10:00 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Thursday 6:30-10:00 PM (EST) 10 sessions
If you would like more information about this or any other course offerings, please contact a SVACE Course Advisor at:
John Parks, Painter
This comprehensive course in portrait painting will explore all you need to know to make realistic, fully-illuminated portraits. It is perfect for beginners and will prove of immense value to even the most experienced professional. Each week will involve painting from the model with detailed instruction direct from the instructor's studio. Students are invited to work in oil or acrylic. We will begin with an exploration of how color can be used to create a sense of flesh and to achieve three-dimensional form. Subsequent projects will build on this foundation and incorporate paint layering and underpainting techniques, as well as a look at the mysteries of pose, posture and gesture. The simple breakdown of the features - nose, eyes, mouth and ears - will enable you to quickly incorporate them into your portrait with accuracy and credibility. Examples of masters' works will be shown and discussed. Assignments continue the work outside of class hours and sometimes range to more experimental approaches to the portrait. A short video about the course and a materials list can be viewed at: johnaparks.com.
Note: This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs