Painting Yourself with Nicholas O’Leary

2,400 kr

Learn to paint the most available model you will ever have: yourself! New Zealand artist Nicholas O’Leary will be teaching a weekend workshop on self-portrait painting and how to use yourself as your own model. Focus will be given to composition, getting the proportions of the head and features, mixing skin color, and creating a sense of light and form.

Nicholas is an award winning painter and architectural designer. He is the recipient of the Art Renewal Center’s William Bouguereau Award and has studied with modern master painter Odd Nerdrum. Nicholas currently resides in Bergen, Norway.

Please bring a canvas or panel prepared for oil painting size 30 x 40 cm. We recommend an oil prepped canvas such as Claessons portrait linen. We will provide paint, palettes, brushes, etc. but you are welcome to bring your own.

Class hours: 10:00 – 16:00



The workshops at The Florence Academy of Art / Sweden present a unique opportunity to study with a variety of visiting artists teaching different techniques. These intensive, two day workshops are perfect for students who desire to develop their artistic skills. Most of the instruction is on an individual basis and our instructors adapt the exercises to your level of experience, which means that the courses are suitable for both beginners and professional artists. In addition to the individual feedback group lessons and in class demos will be held. The skills you acquire during your course can be applied directly to your continued artistic endeavours.

Your spot in the class is not secured until you have paid the full amount. If you withdraw from the course 7 days or more before the first day of class you will receive a 75% refund. If you withdraw one to six days before the first day of class you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given from the first day of class.

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