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Portrait Painting

Monday, May 12 – Monday, June 16, 7pm – 10pm (5 weeks)
Members: $250 | Public $330

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This class will explore the genre of portrait painting. Drawing from examples from the AGO collections, students will learn various painting and drawing techniques as they deal with representing the human face. The class will be structured around projects that tackle portraiture from a number of different angles: working from live observation (models, self-portraits and partnered, co-operative projects), working from source imagery (found photography and personal photography). Special attention will be paid to the techniques of figurative drawing and painting, covering such topics as anatomy, proportion, colour mixing, and composition. In-class work will be supplemented by visits to the galleries.

Students are responsible for the purchase of their own materials. A material list will be provided on the first day of class.

Please note there are no classes on April 21 or May 19.

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By telephone

To book your course over teh phone, call 416 979 6608

Monday – Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Please note: Members must provide their membership number in order to process requests. All orders must be paid in full at time of booking. There is a $2 handling fee per order for all classes, courses, lectures and talks.

Please read the Education Programming Policies.

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