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5-Day Portraiture in Selective Start from Life & Photos at The Scottsdale Artists' School


  • The Scottsdale Artists' School 3720 North Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States (map)

Portraiture in Selective Start from Life & Photos

ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett is one of the few artists teaching the Selective Start method today. Tina learned this method from “Alla Prima II” by author and artist Richard Schmid and it is her favorite way to approach painting the portrait from life and photos. Learn to see and simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control your composition and create dramatic portraiture. Tina will teach you how to organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types and share two easy strategies to achieve an accurate likeness in your portraiture. Tina will demonstrate creating portraits from both the live model and from photos. You are encouraged to bring your own photos to paint from. You may send them to Tina in advance of this workshop, to be sure they are appropriate quality to use as references. Tina will demonstrate photo editing strategies as well as model posing and lighting knowledge. Each morning Tina will demonstrate and lecture. Each afternoon, Tina will work one-on-one with every artist as they paint from the live model and photos. Tina’s goal is to be as generous with her knowledge as possible, walking each student through the concepts so when artists leave her workshops they are able to take their own painting to new heights. All levels welcome!

Note: This workshop is not on The Scottsdale Artists' School Website or in their catalog until the 2019 season opens in November of 2018. To inquire about pricing and to be added to the pre-sign up list, please call The Scottsdale Artists' School: (800) 333-5707 You will be the first notified when sign up for Tina's workshop is opened. Thank you!