Visual Arts Centre

Portrait Oil Painting Workshop

Art Course

Portrait Oil Painting Workshop


About This Course

Learn the fundamentals of portrait painting and bravura brushwork by copying John Singer Sargent’s magnificent portrait of Vernon Lee. During your first Session, you will learn how to block-in the head and set-up the color scheme.  After the first session,  you will learn how to develop the head by the process of ‘window-shading’ – beginning at the hairline and working your way down the face as you refine the drawing.  Lastly, you will then focuses on developing your bravura brushwork.


The workshop is open to both oil and acrylic paint.


To register, email us: [email protected]

Bring life into your Portrait paintings with this oil painting workshop held by Michael Britton.


This 3 Sessions acrylic/oil painting workshop will be conducted via Zoom.

Dates: 13, 20, 27 March 2021 (Saturdays)

Time: 11am-1.15pm (SGT)

Venue: Via Zoom Online

Price: $180 / 3 session on Zoom Live  (with an additional $30 for materials)

*1 Canvas, brushes and paint will be provided*


Call us at 6733 2155/Whatsapp us at 6255 0711 or Email us at [email protected] for more enquiries to book a slot!

About Michael Britton

Michael Britton is a New York City trained artist (New York Academy of Art). He has taught several thousand artists, some of whom have gone on to full-time art careers as painters and teachers throughout his several decades long career. Britton was the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Academy of Art, Canada for six years and has also taught drawing for Walt Disney Studios. Not only is he an artist, but also the author of several art-training videos including Painting Clara Serena.

Our Studios!

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

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Address: 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!

New studio and gallery open at AZ @Paya Lebar! Sign up today for new class schedule

Visual Arts Centre Macpherson

Address: AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04, Singapore 409105

Exit from Macpherson MRT Station Exit A and turn left, we are right across the road, 1 minute walk away!


Saturday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM, 1PM – 3.15PM
Sunday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM

Course Description

Creating your own works of portraiture from your favourite photographs: 

Dates: 7, 11, 14 & 18 September 2020 (Mondays & Fridays)

Time: 2 PM – 4.30 PM

Venue: VAC Studio OR via Zoom Online

Price: $340 / 4 session on Zoom Live

           $380/ 4 Sessions in our Studio

*All materials will be provided. Delivery for materials can also be arranged at an extra cost.

Schedule & Location

Every Thursdays

Available dates in 2021: 18 November, 2 December

Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm.

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio

Registration & Fees

All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated.

All sessions are to be completed within the 10 weeks course validity. Further extension of course validity of up to one month only may be provided with proof of overseas travel, hospitalization/medical certificate. This art course allows a one-to-one replacement of participant, please note that any replacement of participant is final and the original participant has fully transferred his/her lesson credits to the appointed replacement.

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrollment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.