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5-Day Oil Painting Starting Methods for All Levels, Even Beginners!

  • The Florence Studio 18 Borgo Santi Apostoli Firenze, Toscana, 50123 Italy (map)

Beginners an all levels are welcome to participate. In this 5 day format: ARC Associate Living Master Artist, Tina Garrett will share 3 starting methods. Students will paint each day from the live model and have two days at the end of the week to work on a long pose in the method of their choice.  

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 how two easy strategies to achieve an accurate likeness in your portraiture. 

Tina will demonstrate three oil painting starting methods including open grisaille, accurate color wash and Tina’s favorite, selective start. 

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. 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!


LOCATION: The Florence Studio, Borgo SS. Apostoli, 18, Florence, Italy 50123

Contact Email:

+39 389 157 0276

** Please note: This is a 2019 workshop and the students minimum for this workshop has not yet been met. Please do not purchase non-refundable travel or lodging unless first asking if the minimum has been met. Or, check back here for notification. Thank you!!