Visual Arts Centre

Portrait Painting Workshop – Painting From Photographs (Zoom Live)

Art Course

1 Session Portrait Life Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance

About This Course

More often than not, our artworks start with a piece of reference image or a picture of a loved one. However, we find that when translated onto the canvas, the painting tends to lose a zest of life. This is because, the language of painting is distinct from the language of photography. The photograph flattens, distorts and exaggerates and merely copying a photograph into a painting would thus,  result in disappointment.

The problem still remains that we painters must rely on the photograph for our reference material. Imagine having your subject sitting there for hours on end, just for you to complete a painting of them.

In this 4-session workshop, working from a photograph of your own or selecting one of mine, you will learn how to translate and reconstruct a photograph into a unique work of art. Here’s a good chance for you to learn how to add your own touch to all of your paintings!

This workshop begins with learning how to reconstruct the portrait vis-à-vis (the french term for “in regards to”) the planes of the head and correcting the lighting  – the main culprit for flat and lifeless portraits.

From there we will work out our composition and colour scheme in the *’pochade’ which is a small study. This then gives us three points of reference with – to embark on the painting, the drawing that defines the planar structures of the head, the *pochade and the photograph.

The workshop is open all painting mediums (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, etc.). In which, this particular workshop, Michael will be demonstrating in oil.

 

*A pochade is a type of sketch used in painting. As opposed to a croquis, which is line art, a pochade captures the colors and atmosphere of a scene. Generally, pochades use a small, portable format.

This workshop is available on Zoom and in our Studio!

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.

If you would like to join us in our studio instead, click here!

 

For more information, call us / WhatsApp us at 62550711 or Email us at [email protected]

Our Dhoby Ghaut Studio (take Exit B from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, turn left and walk 30 metres)

For registration or any enquiries, please contact 6255 0711 / 67332155 or drop us an email at [email protected]

Our Studios!

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

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!

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Address: [email protected] 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!

Schedule:

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.