With intuitive exercises you willl learn to paint realistic portraits.
Just like our other classes, you'll receive various assignments and references to learn portrait painting at your own pace. From simplified exercises to portraits from photos and models, we recommend the alla prima method, which not only produces impressive paintings on its own but also provides an excellent foundation for multilayered portraits. The instructor will constantly support you with your individual questions, problems, or provide assignments tailored to you.
This class is not suitable for complete beginners; you should already be proficient in drawing portraits. Ideally, you've taken our portrait drawing class first or concurrently. There, you learn the fundamentals of creating a portrait, regardless of whether you prefer drawing or painting later on. If you've never painted with oil colors or have just started, it's recommended to attend our painting fundamentals class first.
You can participate in this course using either oil or acrylic paints (e.g., Golden Open). However, we recommend oil paints for their flexibility compared to acrylics. If you prefer digital painting, feel free to join this painting course with your tablet.
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 Painting from the life model
This course is part of our Painting and Drawing Program.
To participate, you can either book a session ticket or get a monthly subscription.
We are happy to provide guidance during a trial session.