2 Hours In-Person Ongoing activity Painting Portraits from Photographs for Adults for 18 plus Years
$ 375

Activity Date: Activity Expired

Start Time: 11:45 AM

Week Days: Monday

Time Zone: EST

Duration of Activity: 2 Hours

Add Quantity
Location: 98 Water Street, , Dumbo, Brooklyn , NY

In this beginner course, develop confidence in capturing likenesses of your favorite people from photos into fully realized paintings. Learn how to paint a family member, BFF, or someone who inspires you, or maybe even a Self Portrait! Students are welcome to bring in their own photos to work from or we can supply you with some inspiration. This class is perfect for beginners to immediate or for anyone who has taken a foundation drawing or painting class before and are interested to move on to more challemnging subject matter. 


Sample Class Format

In our course you will learn:


  • How to sketch out our subject in pencil and carefully mark out where the shadows and highlights are in your composition. We always recommend using a good photo with lots of highlights and values that have both light and dark. Your instructor will discuss and demo how to think in terms of shapes, not lines, and block in where the shadows and highlights will go.
  • Next, we will move on to painting on canvas, learn how to choose your color palette for tone and mood and different types of brushes for a variety of brushstroke techniques like stippling and smudging to render the softly blended skin tones or capture different textures like hair, skin, lips, eyes, drapery in clothes or reflective surfaces - if your subject is wearing glasses
  • Explore how to block in color and use value: dark tones before light ones. 
  • How to mix your colors instead of using plain colors, add midtones: cooler or warmer tones. When you block this out you will see your portrait start to come to life.
  • How to add definition, highlight eyes and character traits, and complete by adding more finer touches to adjust your details.
  • How to add backgrounds to showcase your subject.
Requirements / Pre-Requisite:
  • CANVAS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR COURSE FEE. Please purchase a canvas and bring it with you to class, we recommend a medium size canvas to begin with. Canvas may be purchased at your local art store (support small business when you can!). Please note you may need more than one canvas for a full course pkg. A limited selection of Canvas can also be purchased in our studio for $35 and upwards. If you are purchasing a canvas from our studio, payment must be completed at class time, please note we do NOT offer IOU’s so please have the exact change with you. Acrylic paint and the use of brushes is supplied Speciality supplies like gloss/ glazes, or pouring mediums and glazes are NOT supplied , if you require these materials please bring them with you to class.
How it Works:

Select Date and time, then Click “BOOK NOW” and follow the prompts to pay. After the purchase, you will receive a purchase confirmation.

Refund Policy:

Please see our website for details

    Related Activities