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 during 2022!
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. Read below for more information and to register.
July 13, 2022 @ 7:00pm EDT
Max Ginsburg ~ Part Two: Alla Prima Painting the Figure from a Photograph
Max Ginsburg said, "Paint what you see, not what you know," which is exactly what he did during his previous demonstration from a photograph. Max has agreed to pick up where he left off continuing a secondary alla prima demonstration where he will complete the painting all while explaining his procedure.
October 12, 2022 @ 7:00pm EDT
Victoria Wyeth ~
Portraits of Jamie Wyeth
Join Victoria Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth’s granddaughter, as she shares her distinctively personal perspective on the art of her uncle, Jamie Wyeth. Victoria will explore portraits by her uncle Jamie Wyeth. These range from political portraits of J.F.K. and Jimmy Carter to portraits of friends and family such as Andy Warhol, and her grandmother, Betsy. This will be viewable via livestream only and will not be recorded.
August 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm EDT
Dominique Medici ~ Quick Sketch with a Limited Palette
Learning how to break down the portrait into systematic and consecutive steps is a great way to develop our skill and efficiency. We focus on the 4 main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge and aim to capture a likeness in 2 hours. Dominique will use a chromatic primary palette of 7 colors that is designed to help us understand color theory and color relationships.
November 9, 2022 @ 7:00pm EST
Oliver Sin ~ Mastering Expressive Portrait Drawing in Vine Charcoal
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced this demo will inspire and help you further your portrait drawing skills. Draw alongside Oliver Sin as he steps you through understanding the structure of the face.
Material list: Extra Soft Vine Charcoal in 6mm, Willow charcoal in 6mm, 18"x24" Strathmore 70lbs drawing paper medium surface, Kneaded eraser.
September 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm EDT
Johanne Mangi ~ Portraiture: What to do with the dog (or any animal) when it's not your main subject
There are times when your Portraits will include a valued family member of the four-legged variety (mostly but not always a dog). This demonstration will step you through the important elements in making the supporting cast member believable, lively, yet not overshadowing the main subject.
December 7, 2022 @ 7:00pm EST
Louis Carr ~
The Riff: How to Steal like an Artist
Picasso once said, “A good artist copies, and a great artist steals.”
An argument can be made that there are no original ideas and yet every work of art is unique. How do we respectfully pay homage to our influences while making a work look and feel uniquely our own?
In this lecture, Louis will walk you through ways to riff off your influences and how to avoid your work looking like a mediocre copy of another’s masterpiece. Louis will guide you on a tour of artists new and old who have riffed off of another and give his opinions of where it is successful and where it has fallen short.
If you missed our previous Wednesday Webinars, you can purchase the recordings and watch online!