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CS2 Acrylic Portrait Painting Inspired by Clarence Shivers

Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium – two to three or more classes or a year or more of experience.

Experience the allure of Clarence Shivers’ influence through captivating portraits in the Fine Arts Center galleries. Delve into the Clarence Shivers: Experimenting with Form exhibition, where you can witness firsthand his diverse approach to the art of portraiture. Following this enriching exploration, we will move to the Painting Studio for a hands-on session. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to craft your own portrait using acrylic paint on canvas. Through guidance, you’ll explore various techniques in portrait composition, delve into the dynamic qualities of acrylic paint, experiment with color mixing, and cultivate your unique artistic style. This immersive experience promises to boost your confidence in portrait painting while equipping you with skills for countless years of joyful and creative expression. We will meet at the Fine Arts Center lobby promptly at 1pm.

Please note: By registering for this class you are agreeing to adhere to the Fine Art Center Bemis School of Art’s publicity waiver, medical waiver, and other general policies.

Ages 16-Adult

Instructor: Zandra Zieman-Foster

Supply List: Acrylic Portrait Painting Inspired by Clarence Shivers

FAC Member Price: $80

Non-Member Price: $95



Class Dates:

April 27


1-5 p.m.

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1 sessions


Bemis School of Art

30 W Dale St

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Ages 16-Adult




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