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Portrait Painting
Portrait Painting

Sat, Aug 10



Portrait Painting

Explore contemporary portrait painting and how to depict personality and emotion in your subjects.

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m. PDT – Aug 11, 2024, 3:00 p.m. PDT

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

Delve into contemporary portraiture and its significance in today's image-driven culture shaped by social media. Develop the skills to imbue your portraits with personality and emotion using modern techniques. Prior painting experience recommended. Learn more about your instructor at

Materials List:

  • Mixed media sketchbook
  • 1 - 2 painting supports - Your choice of canvas or wood panel, minimum size 16 x 20 inches (prepared and ready for paint)
  • Brushes: bring a range of your favourite brushes, including #6 and #14 flat brushes
  • Pencil and sharpener
  • Fine tip Sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Shop towel or paper towel
  • Water bucket or mineral spirits container
  • Palette
  • Palette knife

Paint and Medium (Your choice of oil or acrylic)

  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Umber
  • Black
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt
  • Napthol Red or Cadmium Red
  • Hansa Yellow or Cadmium Yellow
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Violet
  • Phathalo Green

For Acrylic:

  • Gloss medium (Golden Gloss Glazing Liquid is excellent)

For Oil:

  • Stand oil or Galkyd Gel
  • Odourless mineral spirits
  • Brushes - Please bring a range of your favourite brushes, including #6 and #14 flat brushes


  • Registration




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