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Tubes of oil paint splattered across a table.

Paint The Portrait In Oil

Enhance your portrait skills! With a live model!

  • Starts Jan 13, 2024
  • 199 Canadian dollars
  • Fisher Street Southeast

Available spots

Service Description

Date & Time: Saturday, January 13, 9:00 - 4:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 9:00 - 4:00 PM 1 hr lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00pm every day Location: 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary, AB. (Swinton’s Art Supplies) Media: For Oil Artists Level: Some experience to advanced levels Instructor: Emma Rach-Syslak Instructors Instagram: @emmaersart Join me to learn about oil painting the portrait from life! In this 2 day workshop, we will be focusing on developing a block, working in mass, discovering what value means, the basics of colour and how to paint skin tones. This workshop offers an immersive opportunity for artists to explore the art of traditional portrait painting. It caters to artists of all skill levels, whether you’re a novice looking to acquire fundamental techniques or an experienced painter seeking to try something new or enhance your portrait skills. With a live model! Supply list: o Stretched canvas or canvas panel. About 11x14” bigger or smaller. - Imprimatura the painting surface beforehand- this means covering the canvas with an initial “stain” of paint. Rub raw umber (or similar) with oil over the surface until a mid-tone is achieved. Let dry overnight. o Oil Paints: Ivory black, Titanium white, Yellow Ochre, Earth red (English or Venetian) o Brushes- sizes 1, 5, 8, 10 mix of filbert, flats and rounds. Will mostly use filberts and flat brights. o Palette o Linseed or walnut oil o Palette knife o Paper towels

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel please contact us at least 1 week in advance. To cancel out-of-town events please contact us 3 weeks in advance.

Contact Details

  • Swinton's Art Supplies, Fisher Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada


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