Portrait Painting Weekend Workshop (Waterford)


Studio Weekend Workshop
5 O’Connell Street, Waterford

14th – 16th June 2024

Option 1 FULL WORKSHOP (3 Days €350): ** Recommended **
Friday, 14th June – Sunday, 16th June 2024

Option 2 WEEKEND ONLY (2 Days €275):
Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 16th June 2024

Class Times: 10am – 5pm each day, with one hour for lunch
Live Model: Sunday, 16th June 2024
Medium: Oil (recommended) or Acrylic Paint
Level: All levels

Painting the portrait alla prima (or ‘at the first’) means capturing the essence of our sitter in just one painting session. This may seem a tall order at first but with strategic planning, knowing what to look for and how to represent it quickly, as well as the necessary technical skills, we can create a convincing and realistic portrait very quickly. This workshop will show you a sound method and technique to achieve expressive and painterly portraits, and will give you the opportunity to work from life – with live model – receiving expert guidance each step of the way.

In alla prima portrait painting, our focus is on shape, colour and light, and you will be shown how to block in (or draw) the portrait quickly, mix colours and skin tones that are luminous and realistic, render light and shadow accurately, and learn how to paint wet-into-wet with confident brushwork.

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