Painting Portraits from Photographic Reference – VIRTUAL
October 24—Saturday, 1–5pm
Registration deadline: October 16
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.
The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. 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 meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.