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Continuing Education at PAFA

Portrait Painting (ONLINE) PT 602E_ON

with Al Gury

$250

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An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings. Zoom meetings will be scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives

This dynamic online course will address all aspects of portrait painting, including:

• Students will learn the traditions and history of portraiture

• Students will learn portrait structure and anatomy

• Students will learn how to achieve a good likeness

• Students will learn alla prima (direct) painting techniques

• Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting

• Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting

• Students will learn to paint portraits from both life and from photo reference.

Materials List: Gury PT 602E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

  • Jun 1 - Jul 5th, 2020
    for 5 weeks




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