Online Educational Series
Bringing you quality educational programming is central to the mission of the Portrait Society, and we are excited to continue to host Wednesday Webinars throughout the year! Demonstrations will be $49 and last for 2 hours. Single presenter presentations will be $39 for 1.5 hours. All formats include a live Question-and-Answer session with the artists at the end of the presentation.
"I would like to say how much I appreciate the Webinars. They are such quality demonstrations filled with information and the price point is so reasonable and so needed in this day. Thank you so much." ~ Pat T., Wednesday Webinar Attendee
Infusing Portraits with Life Through a Moving Model ~ Tim Rees
June 19, 2024 @ 7:00 pm EST
Many portraits achieve technical accuracy but may fall short in capturing the vibrant life and personality of the subject, a side effect of a rigidly posed or fatigued model. Watch as Tim Rees paints the portrait of a fellow artist while engaging in continuous conversation. He will articulate the benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with painting a moving model and infusing life into your portraits.
Facial Anatomy for Portraiture ~ Melinda Whitmore
July 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm EST
This webinar will delve into the intricacies of facial musculature and other anatomical structures that contribute to an individual’s distinctive appearance. A true likeness is achieved by understanding the internal aspects such as the deeper structures and the proportions of the skull, rather than solely relying on superficial rendering of eye color or skin tones. Join Melinda for this webinar as we explore profound insights and techniques to enhance your portraiture skills, allowing you to capture a more authentic and informed likeness.
Creating Compelling Figures in an Environment
~ Mary Sauer
August 21, 2024 @ 7:00 pm EST
Discover the artistry behind portraying figures within diverse environments. In this webinar Mary will lead you through a immersive experience as she delves into the intricacies of composition, capturing the essence of figures within various settings, whether they are prominent, subtle, or entirely absent. Throughout the program, she will share her knowledge in creating visually compelling paintings that masterfully integrate figures with their surroundings, and how to understand how negative space and other elements contribute to the overall narrative.
The Essentials for Capturing Likeness and Personality in a Limited Time
~ Liz Harris
September 18, 2024 @ 7:00 pm EST
Join Liz as she unveils her artistic process, delving into the essential components of a successful painted portrait from life. Liz's demonstration will showcase her technique in crafting an Alla Prima portrait, along with three invaluable tips for efficiently capturing the model's likeness and personality within a constrained timeframe. If you've faced challenges in achieving accuracy and speed in your paintings, don't miss out on this Wednesday webinar.
The Art of Selection: Crafting Dynamic Portraits with Purposeful Simplicity
~ Dawn Whitelaw
October 23, 2024 @ 7:00 pm EST
In portrait painting, not all the available information is of equal importance. How do you make the selection that best describes a particular person in the most dynamic way? This program features a brief power point presentation showcasing both historic and contemporary work that exemplify these principles, followed by a demonstration illustrating how to implement these ideas into your own artwork. It is not easy to find simplicity in a high-definition world, but the rewards are great.
Capturing Brilliance: A Guide to Photographing Your Artwork for Online Presentation
~ Louis Carr
December 11, 2024 @ 7:00 pm EST
Join Louis as he decodes the properties on how to photograph your artwork well. During this webinar, attendees will gain valuable insights into the techniques and tools necessary to showcase their art in its best light. Whether you're an emerging or established artist, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge of basic, intermediate, and advanced solutions for photographing your work. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your digital presence and captivate audiences with accurate visuals of your beautiful work.
If you missed previous Wednesday Webinars, you can purchase the recordings and watch online!
Wednesday Webinar Artists Recordings:
Anna Rose Bain, Anna Rose Bain 2, Scott Burdick, Louis Carr, Casey Childs1, Casey Childs2, Joseph Daily and Shana Levenson, Michelle Dunaway, Michelle Dunaway 2, Rose Frantzen, Tina Garrett, Max Ginsburg 1, Max GInsburg 2, Seth Haverkamp, Jeff Hein, Scott Jones, Susan Lyon 1, Susan Lyon 2, Kevin Macpherson, Johanne Mangi, Teresa Mattos and Jennifer Welty, Dominique Medici, Michael Shane Neal, Teresa Oaxaca, Mary Qian, Oliver Sin, and Elizabeth Zanzinger