Online Educational Series

July 8, July 22, August 5, and August 19, 2020

7:00 PM EST

With the on-going health crises and staying safe at home, we have all have had to change the ways we've done things in the past. The Portrait Society of America is responding to this season of change by taking our educational programs on-line.


For July and August we will be hosting a series of four online learning webinars, all leading up to our World-wide annual conference, the 22nd annual The Art of the Portrait via Live Webinar August 27-30, 2020.


Mark your calendar for July 8 at 7:00 PM Eastern time for the first of four on-line educational opportunities, and the first one is FREE.


In addition to the fantastic learning opportunity, this will be the same platform technology for The Art of the Portrait in August so it will provide everyone the opportunity to get familiar and comfortable learning from home.

Understanding Anatomy for the Portrait Painter with Rick Casali

July 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

Professional portrait painter turned bronze sculptor, Rick Casali has become well known for his practical approach to teaching figurative anatomy. Artists will have a sneak peek into Rick's studio where he will reference his portrait sculptures in progress and then sculpt a head in clay demonstrating the principles of form necessary to create stronger, more expressive portraits. This webinar is recommended for both Painters and Sculptors.

Cost: FREE

The Business Side of Art with Scott Jones

July 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

Director of Sales at Gallery Wild in Jackson Hole, WY, Scott Jones has a long standing career in the art marketing world. During this webinar, Scott will offer a presentation on frequently ask topics that he has encountered in working with artists.


If you have questions on:

  • Artist Website

  • Social Media

  • How to be recognized

  • Do you need a gallery

  • Artist Submissions to a Gallery


Then be sure to register for this event today.

Cost: $29.00

Not Motivated to Paint? with Anna Rose Bain

August 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

Anna Rose Bain, a fine art and commissioned oil painter, will share her viewpoint as she has navigated this season of self-quarantining and social distancing. Anna will share the tools that she has utilized in staying motivated and inspired to continue in her art journey. In addition, she will be sharing how to make your art more exciting to viewers, collectors, students – and yourself – through the power of storytelling.

Cost: $29.00

Value and Color Temperature with Michelle Dunaway

August 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

Portrait Society Faculty artist, Michelle Dunaway recently shared with our members an article on Values and Color Temperature in the second quarter newsletter. Michelle will delve further into this topic exploring and offering essential instruction on turning the form with dynamic color while simplifying the values.

Cost: $29.00

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