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Painting the Portrait in Oils: Grisaille to Glazing

Painting the Portrait in Oils:
Grisaille to Glazing

Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2019
$150 + Materials (Artist’s Circle rate $135)
Maximum of 8 students

Instructor: Paul Abeleira
Studio 3D

Do you think painting people is too challenging? Have you ever attempted this daunting feat and became frustrated because the model didn’t think it looked like them? In this course, we will uncover secrets that will make painting people less mysterious. Using the time honoured approach of indirect painting, we will begin with a grisaille and then apply glazes into which we will work to model the forms. Planes of the head, mixing accurate flesh tones, placing features and finishing techniques will all be discussed and practiced so the model will not only have an accurate likeness, but they will also look human. We will paint two portraits from live sitters so artists will have a chance to improve after the first attempt.

Paul Abeleira is a graduate of Western’s Visual Arts program. He has studied portraiture in private studies in New York and Wisconsin and has instructed artists in many facets of visual arts. Although relatively new to the game, he has received positive responses from his students who characterize him as a sensitive coach with a broad range of skills and knowledge. He is committed to make the learning experience worthwhile.

Enrolment Option #1: ONLINE Payment may be made via Paypal with a Visa/Mastercard or with your Paypal account. Payment through Paypal with a Visa/Mastercard DOES NOT require you to have a Paypal account. Paypal is a secure, safe and private transaction.

Painting the Portrait in Oils: Grisaille to Glazing

Enrolment Option #2: Call TAP to enrol at 519-642-2767 or visit us in person during our regular office hours, noon – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays.

*Course enrolment cutoff date is Wednesday February 27, 2019 by 5 p.m. Only 50% of your registration fee is refundable if cancellations are received with at least one week’s notice from the course start date. Fees will not be refunded after enrolment cutoff date. Minimum course enrolment is 4 students. If the minimum student enrolment is not reached by the cutoff date the course will be cancelled. If the course is cancelled tuition fees will be refunded in full. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.