Federation of Canadian Artists – Painting A Self-Portrait with David Goatley, SFCA

April 01, 2023 - April 02, 2023



Saturday and Sunday, April 1st – 2nd, 2023

10.00AM – 4.00PM

Medium: Oil/Acrylic  

Federation Academy 1310 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1

Workshop Overview (2 Days):

David will guide students through the process of painting a self-portrait. Through instruction, demonstration, and lots of individualized teaching David will cover composition, colour mixing, proportions of the head and observation.

It is said that we should know ourselves and there is no better way of challenging our skills than with a self portrait. We are the model who is always available, the one who keeps our own hours and needs a break when we do. Painting ourselves in the mirror is not only intense self-examination, but a real test of observation and draftsmanship. Bring a mirror that can easily be attached to a separate easel, as we discover the perils and pitfalls of capturing our own likeness.

About the Instructor – David Goatley, SFCA

David was born in London, England. Discovering Rembrandt at the National Gallery, aged 15, made him determined to be a portrait painter. David is a Signature Member of the Portrait Society of America and the Federation of Canadian Artists and has been a professional painter for over 32 years. He has completed over 425 portrait commissions to date across the USA and Canada as well as Central America, the UK, Africa, Israel and India. His subjects have included their Royal Highnesses the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton), their Highnesses the Maharaja of Jaipur and the Emir of Bauchi, Lord Lang the Baron of Moncton, the Right Hon. Kim Campbell, Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Gilbert Parent, Speaker of the House of Commons, two of Canada’s provincial Premiers and six Lt Governors, Chiefs and elders for several of Canada’s First Nations, Supreme and Appellate Court Justices, a US District Court Judge, a Bishop to name a few.

When he can fit in the time, David also paints the people and places he’s visited. Today, he and his wife Sharon reside in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia.

Registration Details

Please register at: https://federationacademy.ca/painting-a-self-portrait

Or call the office at 604-681-2744 or email us at education@artists.ca

Suppy List

For further information on supplies, please go to: https://federationacademy.ca/painting-a-self-portrait

April 01, 2023 - April 02, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Federation Academy
1310 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3S1