Pet Portraits in Oil

Instructor: Lesa Cook
Description: Working in oil from reference photos, learn to capture the particular anatomy, expression, and personality of your animal companion. We will focus on specific techniques for rendering textures like fur and feathers and go over the challenges of working from photographs. All skill levels. Students will learn oil painting techniques such as alla prima (or wet into wet) and glazing. They will be shown historical examples of pet portraits, with special emphasis being placed on background composition and color harmony. Beginning painting techniques will also be covered. Please note that a supply of shared oil paint is available for this class. Expected student supply cost without paints is $75. (with paints $230)
Dates: April 11-June 6
Day: Sundays
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Number of Sessions: 9
Age: 14 and older
Cost: $250 ($225 member)