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5-Day Portraiture Starting Methods from Life & Photos, San Clemente, California

  • San Clemente Art Supply 1531 N. El Camino Real San Clemente California USA (map)

Portraiture Starting Methods 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. In this workshop you’ll learn three approaches to painting the portrait. 

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!

Art Program Director and Marketing

Heather Rapozo
San Clemente Art Supply and Framing
1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, Ca 92672