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This course has started, but you can book the remaining sessions.
  • Started May 6
  • 85 US dollars
  • East 4th Avenue, Mount Dora

Available spots

Oil Painting Portraits

MONDAY EVENING - 3-Week Course for Intermediate to Advanced Students


Level: Intermediate to Advanced Instructor: PJ Svedja * Supplies Not Included (see supply list below) January Subject: Young African American Woman This 3-week class is a concentration on the traditional Dutch Masters way of painting, a technique which consists of thin layers of color over a strong value study in order to create smoothness and glow. In this session we will focus on the specific details and traits that are unique creating a likeness in portraits. Follow along step-by-step and learn proportion, measuring and creating a likeness. This class will use oil on canvas. ---------------------------------------------- * * * * * * SUPPLY LIST * * * * * * ---------------------------------------------- TOOLS: ------------------------- - (Solvent) Gamblin Gamsol or Eco Solve are the least toxic options - Oil Paint Medium (Linseed oil, Walnut Oil, or Liquin Original by Winsor & Newton which is my favorite) - Several small canvases or canvas panels - Palette knife - Jar with a tight closing lid (for the solvent) - Apron (Optional) OIL PAINT COLORS ( Gamblin brand paints are the healthiest) ------------------------- - Titanium White - Cadmium Yellow Light - Ultramarine Blue - Phthalo Blue - Burnt Sienna - Yellow Ochre - Indian Yellow - Permanent Rose (Windsor & Newton)) BRUSHES ------------------------- A Variety of sizes ranging from small detail brushes to larger 1 inch flat brushes (A variety pack will work). I also like to have a few bristle brushes and nylon brushes in my set, but these are optional. PALLET ------------------------- Since oil paint does not dry quickly and can be reused I recommend getting a pallet that can be closed such as the stay wet palette or even a pizza box or some sort of flat box that you can put your pallet in and carry it with you from week to week. Styrofoam plates are a good option as well. They can be put in a Ziploc bag and preserved for the next week. Questions? Email us at or message us on Facebook or Instagram.

Upcoming Classes

Cancellation Policy

class bookings need to be done on our website, even if you plan to pay in person. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal online. Payments: In-person credit card sales will no longer be accepted for classes so the teacher can focus on getting the students ready. The only in-person payments will be cash/check, but the online pre-registration will still need to be done, and we ask that you write a message letting us know the planned payment method. Cancellations & Refunds: Any course that doesn’t meet a minimum of 4 prepaid students 48hrs before the start will likely be canceled. We will notify students via email and text. Prepaid registrations may be shifted to another upcoming course or refunded. If you miss one of the scheduled classes, contact your teacher directly to schedule the makeup day. No refunds will be issued for registration cancellations within 4 business days of the first class, or for any course where 1 or more classes were attended.

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