Portrait Painting

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

In this class you will learn to draw loose portraits. With fundamental level you will get simple step by step assignments and references to learn the art of portraiture. With the regular level you paint every session from a life model. There will be short and longer poses. You won't get specific assignments but work on your portraits. Of course the instructor is always there to help you with feedback or give you assignments if you want them.

This class is aimed at intermediate students, who want to practice and improve their painting skills. Ideally you took our Portrait Drawing Class first or along side this class. There you will learn the fundamentals skills of portraiture. If you have never painted before, please take our Fundamental Painting Class first.

You can take this class with oil or with slow drying acrylic paints. But we recommend oils because they are more flexible.
And if you prefer digital painting you can also join this class with your tablet.

What you learn

  • Reinforce painting skills.
  • Variety of life models.
  • Short and longer poses.
  • Different subjects can be focussed, e.g. planes, facial features, rendering, color and more.

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.

Price: €199.001 / €229.001
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 6 weeks, each 3 hours
Start: 08. November 2022
Date: Tuesdays 18.00 - 21:00


You will work with handouts, photos and specific assignments.


You will paint portraits from the life model.

  • 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 "Portraits 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.