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A74 Portrait Painting in Oil

There are many criteria that go into creating a successful portrait. While capturing a good likeness of the sitter is very important, it’s not enough. A great portrait feels alive, evokes emotion, and captures the viewer through the beauty of its maker’s compositional and aesthetic choices. We’ll discuss creating a concept, formulating good composition, and designing of marks, strokes, color and light. We’ll also break down the formal process of painting a portrait into its most basic parts: drawing, value and color. You’ll watch a demonstration of techniques and discuss key principles associated with these three areas. Some experience in oils is strongly recommended.

FAC Member Price: $135

Non-Member Price: $150

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Details

Class Dates:

June 13 – July 25

Time:

6-8p.m.

Duration:

6 sessions

Location

Bemis School of Art

818 Pelham Place

Additional Info

Days:

Wednesdays

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