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Class Cost $230.00

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Product Code: 9117CL

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SAT. 1/26 & SUN. 1/27, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
This class has filled. Please contact us at 541-683-2787 if you would like to be added to our waiting list.
During this two-day workshop with Eugene artist Sarah Sedwick, we will focus on the basics of portrait painting, working from a live model with a simple palette of three colors plus white. These four colors – Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, and Ivory Black – famously used by Swedish painter Anders Zorn – create especially beautiful skin tones. The alla prima painting style, in which a work is begun and finished in one session, while the paint is still wet, is lots of fun and perfect for exploring the portrait in oils.

A combination of demonstrations, short exercises, and longer-duration paintings will familiarize you with Sarah’s approach to the portrait. Instruction will be in oils, and students are encouraged to use them in class, but acrylics are also welcome. Beginning to advanced artists. Maximum 6 students.Two 7 hour sessions.

Tuition: $230.00 (model fee is included in the tuition)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick

For questions about class content, please email Sarah at:


Oregon Art Supply is generously offering a 20% discount on all materials for this class! If you aren’t sure what to get, you can purchase what you need during the workshop. I will be happy to help and show you what I use!

Palette - a 12x16 (minimum size) disposable paper palette pad. Get white, not gray.

Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it.

Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at hardware stores)

Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid

2 jars with tight-fitting lids, for solvent.

Paint - I use M. Graham brand. Please include the following colors:

Titanium white

Ivory Black

Cadmium Red or Pyrrol Red

Yellow Ochre

Brushes - I use Connoisseur brand taklon (synthetic, white bristles) and hog bristle, but it's up to your preference. I recommend a range of sizes from #2 to #6. Rounds, and Filberts. A good starter kit is a #2 round, a #4 flat, and a #4 filbert

Canvases or other painting surfaces:

canvas panels, a pad of canvas paper, or any inexpensive painting surface (can be purchased during the workshop)

Easel and side table

A standing travel easel. A french easel, tripod-based plein air setup, or similar. If you don’t have this, there are extras available for student use.

A TV table or side table for your palette (optional but helpful!)

**For a refund on any of our classes, we will need to be notified at least two days in advance of the first class. Please contact us by phone or in person to guarantee that you get refunded for the class you are canceling. Oregon Art Supply does not keep any personal credit information on file and therefore cannot process your refund by email.

All Students enrolled in classes receive 20% off on all Oregon Art Supply materials purchased for their class.

*Free parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays in the parking structure behind our store.

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