Portrait Workshop: Rathmines

A full day tutored workshop in painting the portrait. 10.30AM to 4.30PM
with a one hour lunch break. 6 places ONLY

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Painting portraits with a live model is challenging but fun -and the right time to start practicing is RIGHT NOW!

I will guide you through the process in an easily understandable way; and questions are welcome. As in all my classes, I’ll start with a demonstration and all participants will get personal attention throughout the day. 

  • We’ll cover the following:
  • Proportion
  • The structure of the head.
  • Mixing skin-tones and tonal values.
  • Colour temperature.
  • Composition



Where is it? 

This event will take place in the Art Space of Artmines art materials shop. (Opposite Fred Hanna’s book shop).

Phone: 086 247 0737

Please bring your own box easel or SMALL standing easel and painting materials. (There are tables for box easels and plenty of chairs). If you are missing materials, Artmines are offering a 10% discount on the day to participants!

Coffee and tea available.

There a plenty of venues to go for lunch in the surrounding area -and a bars for post-painting refreshments and analysis!

What should I bring? Materials list below

Art classes in south Dublin. Learn to paint in oils in the alla prima style.
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Working out the composition of a portrait in oils at my workshop in Dublin

Portrait Workshop: Materials to bring

Please read this carefully and check this list against your materials: It may not be possible to provide you with any materials if you arrive without them.
If you prefer to stand, bring a standing easel. There are chairs and I’ll bring tables for those that would like to sit and use their box-easels.
Bring Boards or canvases of no smaller than 10″ x 14″ -around 16″ x 20″ would be fine.  A good idea would be to grey them out beforehand to save time.
Bring your oils. If you already use the Limited Process Palette as we use at my studio class, use those: Otherwise, suggested colours are:

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Burnt Umber
  • Cobalt Blue and/or Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Red (Medium or Dark)
  • Ivory Black
  • A palette.
  • Bring a little burnt umber watercolour to do your drawing on the canvas.
  • Solvent: Zest-it or Sansodor. (Turpentine is too pungent in a confined space).
  • Brushes -Bring a selection of good brushes -include a soft blending brush if you like to use them.
  • Rags
  • If you like Liquin, bring that too.

Any difficulties, call me on 086 247 0737 or email: kevinmcsherryartist@gmail.com
Artmines is an art supplies shop, so if there’s anything you need, you will get a 10% discount on the day as a special complimentary offer.
    Please Note: We reserve the right to cancel where numbers are insufficient. Monies paid are non refundable, except where Workshop is cancelled.