Getting Started with Portraits with David Goatley

January 15, 2022

$345 (325 for CVAC members)


Working from a live model for two days, students will explore the basic proportions of the head; drawing convincing features; using tone to describe form and structure; and all that goes into making a lively, engaging portrait. Working alla-prima, you will begin in black and white paint, to help grasp tonal concepts. You will progress the second day to colour, beginning with a demo in colour and discussions of media, colour palette, and colour mixing. Students will then work on a head-and-shoulders colour study. With clear step-by-step, hands-on instructions, a wealth of technical tips, continuous demonstrations, and personal instruction at each student’s easel, students learn how to approach the challenges of portraiture with confidence.

Instructor: David Goatley, internationally-known portrait painter

Time: Saturday and Sunday  Jan 15-16, 9:30 am to 4 pm
Location: CVAC Studio 2687 James St, Duncan BC

Registration Details

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January 15, 2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cowichan Valley Arts Council
2687 James St.,
Duncan,, BC, V9L 2X5

$345 (325 for CVAC members)