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Virtual Portraits in Oil (MAY 11)

Nathan Brandner


with Nathan Brandner

May 11, 18, & June 1 (3 sessions)

  • Time: Monday Evenings @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $70 (Supplies NOT Included)
Workshop Description
This class will focus on painting the human portrait in oil. Students will learn the basics of anatomy and construction of the head to help enhance their portraiture. This hands on class will also cover how temperature and transitions are used to create form. Completion of this class will result in a better understanding of painting the portrait and making the portrait look more natural. Some experience in portraiture or oil paint is advised.
Workshop supplies are NOT included with the registration fee. Students are required to purchase all supplies for this workshop. Please see below for all required supplies!

1. Richeson Italian Steel Tripod Easel (or standing easel) **Recommended, not required**
Blick - https://www.dickblick.com/products/richeson-italian-steel-tripod-easel/
Amazon - https://smile.amazon.com/Jack-Richeson-Italian-Field-Easel/dp/B003NF5K22/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Richeson+Italian+Steel+Tripod+Easel&qid=1585745890&sr=8-4
2. Oil Paints (Richeson brand preferred)
Titanium White
Cadmium Red Scarlet
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Blick -  https://www.dickblick.com/items/00416-1009/
Amazon - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005RDFCBW/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ACD4013XBS5C9&psc=1
3. Signaturp (odorless turpentine)
Blick -   https://www.dickblick.com/items/00463-1014/
4. Container for turp
5. Brushes (Grey Matters Brushes recommended set)
#6 Fan Bristle
#2 Round Synthetic
#8 Flat Synthetic
6. Paper Towel (viva recommended)
7. Grey toned Richeson Primed Hardboard 11x14 (3-need this size and brand)
Blick -  https://www.dickblick.com/items/07048-1005/
Instructor Biography
Nathan Brandner is a full time working artist from Wisconsin. His work encompasses landscapes, still lifes and portraits done in an expressive yet representational manner. Executing paintings and drawings from life is the cornerstone of his craft. Drawn to the beauty of the way light interacts with his subject Nathan seeks to illuminate and share the mystery in life that is often taken for granted.
Having a degree from UW-Stevens Point in art, classical training in Florence Italy and education at the Academy of Fine Art in Wisconsin Nathan has taken the time to carefully hone his craft. With continual workshops under modern day masters and studying those who have come before, it is his firm belief that painting and drawing is very much a learned skill. It is a practice that with extensive study anyone with enough curiosity can achieve. 

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