47 Dominick Street, Galway City   +353 (0) 91 565 886

Serving the Artist Community in Galway since 1982...


3-day Classical Portrait Painting Workshop with Brian Smyth

This three-day intensive workshop with Brian Smyth, artist and tutor from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, provides an excellent introduction to classical portrait painting, and  demonstrates many of the key principles and techniques currently being taught at the realist painting academies in Florence and elsewhere.  
Working with a limited colour palette, based on the Zorn palette system, Brian will teach you a step-by-step process to painting expressive and realistic portraits. Setting up and organising your palette, colour theory and mixing, understanding value and mastering edge quality are just some of the subjects that will be covered, discussed and demonstrated.  
Students will work on several important exercises during this workshop as well as spending two full days painting a life model. Demonstration paintings, slide presentations and in depth personal critiques will be provided throughout.

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This Workshop can also be booked in conjunction with our Classical Portrait Drawing Workshop for a reduced fee of €450. To book both Workshops at this price please contact us at Galway Arts Centre.

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Course Times & Information

Start Date Aoine 12th Iúi 2019 - 10:00 am
End Date Dom 14th Iúi 2019 - 5:00 pm
Capacity 9
Cut off date 11-07-2019
Price per person €300.00
Location Galway Arts Centre
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 47 Dominick Street, Galway City