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Portrait Painting Workshop

$325.00 / Coming Soon


Instructor: Pilita Garcia
$285 (includes materials: each student gets their own LDBA Oil Painting Kit! )
Class Size: 8 people

Date: Saturday, August 11
2-6pm (or until class completion)

Location: LDBA Studio Classroom at Williamsburgh Public Library, 240 Division Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
About the Class:
In this 4 hour workshop
, we will work from a photograph of an existing painting, observing and replicating the process and creating our own portrait. Using a series of oil washes on top of Acrylic, we will learn how to layer paint and create the skin tones, lights, darks, highlights, and depth that make a portrait. We will translate a light preparatory drawing on wood into oil and oil washes, the light application will enable us to see our initial drawing as we paint.
The portrait will have the entire palette: we will learnt the art of mixing colors, brushes and brush application, mediums and myriad consistency in oil, and how to achieve a successful representation of our subject. We will learn how to layer and shade paint; applying dark over the darks and light over the lights.
The difference and feel of working wet on wet and wet on dry, as well as the difference between painting with acrylic and oil.
Each student will get their own LDBA Oil Painting Kit!
Kit Includes:
brush set
Oil paint set
Gamsol and linseed oil
wooden artist panel
Gesso
Paper Palette

About the artist:
Pilita Garcia Esquivel is an artist based in Wiliamsburg, NY.
With a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts From The School of Visual Arts, García Esquivel has worked in New York and abroad and whose projects include overseeing the archival for “Diary of a Body” by artis Vito Acconci, (later acquired by the Getty Museum in 2008), and as a color specialist for Jeff Koons in 2015. In between exhibitions and working in the studio, Garcia Esquivel teaches artists workshops privately in Brooklyn and Manhattan.