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Portrait secrets: The ABCs of creating a life-like portrait

Portrait of a Young Woman, oil on canvas

March 28-30, 2014

This workshop will cover the basics of portrait painting. Instruction will be with a model, the best way to paint a portrait!

It’s time to get past the rush to get paint on the canvas. There is more to painting the likeness of a person than just getting the technical details exactly correct. Setting up the model means getting that person in their comfort zone allowing their expression to capture their essence.

This workshop will focus on how to see the person and translate that seeing onto the canvas in front of you.

Portraits are more than just painting the face correctly. A well planned portrait includes the environment of the sitter as it relates to the person’s character.

This workshop is useful for both beginning and intermediate painters. Some painting experience necessary. Group and individual instruction provided, with demonstrations throughout; emphasis on oil painting, all media welcome.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley as an international award winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus prioritizes his passion for painting and teaching in his life, and his commitment to making good art shows in his ability to convey complex concepts to his students of a variety of skill levels.” ~Workshop participant

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Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
March 28-30, 2014
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
$325 plus $35 modeling fee; ($295 plus $35 paid in full by March 10, 2014; Use code: EarlyBegin)
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