Online Educational Series

With the on-going health crisis 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.


In July and August, we hosted 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.


We are excited to announce our next Wednesday Webinars happening this fall! Join Casey Childs in October, Michael Shane Neal in November, and Elizabeth Zanzinger in December. Read below for more information and to register. 

Interpretation Not Imitation – The Intelligent Use of Images with Casey Childs

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Don't miss this presentation on the importance of using reference materials (digital and visual) for composing a painting.


Painting from life teaches you to see, but with modern technology, many painters use photographs to assist them in their composition and color. Learn best practices for using photographs and watch Casey illustrate how to create a strong and interesting composition within the advantages and constraints of photography.

COST: $49.00

Navigating a New Reality with Michael Shane Neal

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EST

Michael Shane Neal will present a timely discussion on the challenges that artists are currently facing and some of the strategies he has implemented during these unprecedented times.


His talk with feature how to approach limited access to clientele, cancelled travel and studio visits, and an ever-changing daily schedule. Learn how Neal has stayed motivated and kept his work moving forward.

COST: $49.00

Build a Stronger Painting with Elizabeth Zanzinger

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EST

Elizabeth Zanzinger is a popular and relatable instructor. In this webinar you will learn some of the ways she has experimented with traditional materials and observe her demonstration as she steps you through each phase of her approach. Through this webinar you will gain more certainty in the reasons behind your own process.

COST: $49.00

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