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Jeanne Billfaldt, Untitled (Two Dancers), 1959, oil and encaustic on panel, 9 1/8 × 10 inches. Gift of Colin Post, 2005.20.02.20. © Estate of Jeanne Billfaldt.

Painting Portraits from Photographic Reference – VIRTUAL

Saturday, October 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$60 Museum Members, $70 non-members

October 24—Saturday, 1–5pm
This program takes place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here or call 828.253.3227 x122.

In this workshop, learn how to paint loose but representational portraits from your own photos. Through demonstrations, students discover how to identify and mark the promotions of the face, block in shapes of value to articulate the form of the head, and mix skin tones. While some painting experience is helpful, all levels are welcome. Students may use acrylics or oils.

Instructor Ben Hamburger is a painter, socially engaged artist, and educator born and raised outside of Washington, DC. Working within the convergence of visual art and social engagement, he creates artwork and facilitates artistic experiences with communities in the US and around the world. He holds an undergraduate degree in visual arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and a graduate degree in fine/community arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is part of the permanent collection of the city of New Orleans, Tulane Medical School, and private collections around the world.

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Adult Studio

Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth or introduce new media and processes.

Refund policy for Adult Studio: Unless otherwise noted, refunds for ticketed/paid adult programs will be made if a request is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the scheduled program. The full cost of the ticket/registration, minus any credit card or other processing fees, will be issued via check within 30 days following the written request.

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