Portrait Painting from the life model

Short alla prima portraits are a great method to effectively improve your painting skills.

In this painting class you will learn to paint impressive portraits. We work from the model each time - there are both long and short poses. No fixed exercises are given, but you work independently on your portraits. The instructor will constantly support you with your individual questions, problems or give you tasks adapted to your needs.

You can take part in this course either with oil or acrylic paints (e.g. Golden Open). We recommend oil paints as they are more flexible than acrylics. And if you prefer to paint digitally, you are also welcome to take part in this painting course with your tablet.

This painting course is only for intermediate students who want to deepen their portrait skills. For all others, we recommend to take our Portrait Painting Fundamentals first.

What you learn

  • Reinforce painting skills.
  • Variety of life models.
  • Short and longer poses.
  • The model fees are included in the price

Materials for painting

The good thing is you don't need many expensive colors or big fancy canvases to start painting. We will send you a detailed list of materials with buying options.

  • 6-8 paints
  • A handful of brushes
  • Not more than 10 small painting surfaces
  • Painting medium with container and a rug

Group instructions will be in German. And your personal feedback in English.

Portrait in oil and the model
Level Intermediate
Scope 10 or 5 sessions, each 3 hours
Entry Any time
Date Wednesdays 18.00 - 21:00
Price €199.00 / €349.00 1

You can use the Intermediate Ticket flexibly for all classes from our intermediate program and not only for Portrait Painting.
Fees for the models are included in the price.

  • Portrait of black woman painted with oil color
  • Oil portrait of a young man
  • Portrait of a young woman
  • Study of an Anders Zorn oil portrait
  • Oil portrait of a man
  • Portrait in oil and the model
  • Oil portrait of a young woman
  • Portrait of a man with oil paints
  • Study of a Zorn painting
  • Monochrome study of a skull

Any questions?

If your are not sure if "Portrait Painting" is the right Class for you or if you have general questions about our drawing and painting classes, feel free to send us a message, we are happy to help you find the right class for you. You can also check our FAQ.