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3-Day Portrait Painting Workshop in Nashville, TN

  • Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place Nashville, TN, 37204 United States (map)

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Nashville, Tennessee


September 19-21
9:30-4:30 pm
$495 includes model fees
Limited to 12 students

3-day Painting Workshop taught by artist Casey Childs focusing on building a stronger foundation in traditional portraiture. Students will work from a live model to create a convincing, lifelike portrait in oil. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in oil painting.

The class will slow down and create a single portrait from the same live model over the duration of the workshop giving students time to understand concepts. Casey will break down the difficult task of painting the portrait into simple steps the can be applied to any subject. He will help the student understand how to begin by seeing masses over lines to improve accuracy in the drawing. Students will focus on drawing by painting shapes the first day, understanding and laying in color the second day, and finishing touches the final day. Technical instruction will be supplemented with brief lectures while Casey demonstrates his painting process. Casey will also assist students individually during the workshop.

Artists, ranging from beginning to advanced, will have the opportunity to work from a live model, and will receive one-on-one instruction gaining a fuller knowledge of traditional portraiture.

The workshop will cover key concepts including light & shadow, shapes, values & edges, form & volume, color mixing, use of oil painting medium, brush control, studio practices, proper use of materials, and common mistakes made when painting the portrait. This class is definitely not for the casual hobbyist but for the serious artist who wants to take his/her art career to the next level.Class Description:

Students will work from a live model each day to create a convincing, lifelike portrait. The workshop will cover key concepts including planes of the head, light & shadow, shapes, values & edges, color mixing, use of oil painting medium, brush control, studio practices and proper use of materials.


September 19-21, 2018 9:30am – 4:30pm (1 hr break for lunch).


Nashville, Tennessee



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