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Portraiture (for ages 17+)

Ever wanted to paint people, but have been held back by fear, or less than inspiring results? This class focuses on removing barriers that are keeping you from fully enjoying the process of painting and drawing people. 

Starting with pencil and paper all the way into oil painting and everything in between, this class covers all aspects of the traditional portrait. Learn how to achieve a likeness, model light and shade, mix flesh tones, and apply paint. Includes demonstrations, and insights on the portrait in art history. Valuable information for all levels.  


Along the way we will also touch on and review some of the key elements of realistic painting such as composition, accurate drawing, proportion, foreshortening and shading,  anatomy and structure as well as the choosing and making of tools and materials.  Although our focus will be on working towards a finished painting, the principles can be applied to a variety of mediums such pencil, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor and pastel  


—In this class, students will be working from clothed models  and from photographs—Some experience in drawing or art is recommended but not required, all levels are welcome.
— All media is welcome
—Basic materials will be provided (such as pencils, charcoal, paper and some drawing boards) however, students are encouraged to bring their own preferred media, tools and materials, as well as easels, drawing boards, brushes, electronic drawing pads etc.

Portrait Series
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
5:30PM – 7:30PM | 9/26 – 10/31

Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

Earlier Event: September 26
Mixed Media (ages 7 – 12)
Later Event: September 27
Muddy Wheel (ages 9 – 12)