“A portrait is a celebration, of love, of life or of achievement.”

This 4-day workshop (over four weeks) will be held at the Chester Art Centre. It will focus on head-and-shoulders portrait studies, painted from live models. 

Although many of today’s portraits are made from photographs, nothing teaches you more about painting than working from life.

We will explore various aspects of portraiture including learning to see like an artist, achieving a likeness, various ways to start the portrait (we are all wired differently). We will explore proportion, massing, values, colour temperature (warm/cool), edges (hard/soft) and brushwork, using direct painting techniques.

Our goal is to develop a higher level of skill while having lots of fun translating the reality of another person into paint.

Don’t wait too long, as this workshop filled quickly in 2022.

Suitable for Oil or Acrylic painters.

May 29 – June 19, 2023 (four Mondays, 9 am – 3 pm)

Contact The Chester Art Centre for more information:
(902) 275-5789



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