Classical Portrait Painting

Classical Portrait Painting:

Similar to classical figure painting. This course will introduce students to the time honored techniques and approach to classical portrait painting. The student will learn how to approach a painting in a clear logical manner, efficient strategies for mixing color to achieve stunning flesh tones and how to thoughtfully execute the step by steps process of building a painting. Steps to building a painting includes making an accurate drawing, underpainting, blocking-in color, scumbling, fine tuning and progressiong to completion. Each phase will be demostrated and explained thoroughly by the instructor. Students will then follow the steps demonstrated by the instructor. Each student will receive personalized critic at his/her easel. No matter what style you work in, you will be able to achieve a convincing 3 dimensional illusionistic work. Light, form, value, color, atmosphere, accurate drawing and painting will be observed. This class is intended for students who have already taking two different drawing classes and Oil Painitng I and II – color theory.


Registration and enrollment for classes below:

* Please contact Cooley Studios to ensure your registration click here.

* Material list will be sent to you by email after you successfully register.

* Credit cards, checks and cash are accepted for tuition.

* Tuition is due on or before the first day of class.

Payment can be made by credit card, check or cash. Credit cards we accept include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club international and Union Pay.

If you plan to make a check payment and mail it in, please contact Cooley Studios ahead of time since the mail can take a few days. Make checks payable to Cooley Studios. Use the “for” line to make sure we know what class or workshop you are paying for, and include the student’s name (if it isn’t on the check already).