Portrait Painting

Students will learn to paint a portrait from a live model in a single pose for 5 or 10 sessions. This gives students the opportunity to study the intricacies of the human face and achieve a higher level of accuracy than what would be possible in a single session. Students will learn about the proportions of the head and face and how to accurately paint the features. We will be working with oil paints exclusively for these exercises. Students will learn how to render the human form in terms of form, color, and tone. They will learn how to mix realistic skin colors in order to render human flesh in paint.

Our instructors are professional artists with years of experience working from life. Individual critiques will be given according to each student’s skill level and progress which makes the course appropriate for beginners as well as advanced students. Instruction will be given in English and Swedish as needed.