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Is the fear of portraiture stopping you from creating the images you want to?
Don’t deny your inner artist anymore. Embrace them and set them free in this Portraits of Basics workshop.
Experience Creative Fun!
You don’t need previous art experience. This workshop is painting fun for everyone! I’ll be sharing all the fabulous hints and tricks from my face-2-face classes in this Online Portraits of Basics workshop
What you’ll experience together:
How to work paint (oil or acrylic, your choice)
Easy tone mixing method
Identifying and understanding shapes and tones
Step-by-step guidance, hints and tricks
How to ‘Paint a Portrait’ techniques
Create a sepia portrait (no flesh colour fear, just classical browns)
Warm-up exercises to prep you for painting a portrait
Amazing clarity of portrait fundamentals
No big expensive art kit needed
You will be amazed by your results!
Even if you are completely new to art, Portraits of Basics workshop will remove the scary-seriousness and have you creating with confidence. You will develop portrait painting skills you didn’t realise you had.
Meet your artist mentor – Alyson May
My inner critic used to hinder my creative progress. Until one day I said enough. I adapted (something we have all had to do lately)!
No longer would I allow the scary-seriousness of art stop me experiencing the fun and joy of painting I remember from my childhood.
Since that life changing day, 25 years ago, I offer inspiration, guidance and support to everyone who wants to bring art into their lives.
With my relaxed and easy to follow tuition you will walk away feeling like you should be wearing an oversized art smock and a french beret.
Why learn from me?
I am driven by my passion and dedication to developing artistic skills and knowledge in all of my students to produce confident and creative individuals. My students are empowered by the wonders of what they can create. This empowerment filters into their daily lives. This is the true benefit of learning to create with me.
Imagine how it is going to feel when you are painting with confidence and bravely exploring your creative abilities.
Here’s the facts:
I’ve created hundreds of confident artists who started out as total newbies
I have originated and refined my Portrait Painting Method for 15 years which is why you get excellent results.
My students come first. I live and breathe teaching to make your experience the best it can be. I understand how much courage it takes to paint.
Portraits of Basics
with Alyson May
Great value for your online experience. You will learn so much from the close up demonstration videos where you can really see paint handling and mixing techniques, and how to paint a portrait from scratch with amazing results.
Amazing teacher. Alyson’s workshops are lots of fun and value packed. Well worth the money.
Yvonne. Yarra Valley, Vic
We have been so lucky to get such a talented artist to learn from. Anyone can be a great artist with a great mentor.
Sara – Cire Community Hubs Coordinator
WHEN AND Where you ask…?
When you want in the comfort of your own home. More details in your Welcome Pack once you have registered.
Let’s get ready and make sure you have everything you need.
Computer, phone or iPad and internet
Charger for device (don’t laugh…if I didn’t list it you would’ve forgotten it)
3 x paints (oil or acrylic paint); Black, White and Burnt Sienna
Medium for your paint (medium No.1 for oils or water for acrylic paints)
Palette and palette knife
3 x brushes (small, medium and large)
2 10 x 14in canvas (approx A4 size)
Gloves to protect your skin from paint
Rag (old sock or tea towel)
What if I change my mind?
Sorry no refunds available because you’ll have immediate access to the workshop learning materials.
Do I need any prior experience?
None whatsoever! I will show you the how. Most students have never painted portraits before. You will leave this workshop with confidence and feeling like you have been painting for years.
I don’t have an image to paint from.
You won’t need one. A reference image for you to work from will be supplied.
Do I need any fancy equipment?
No! There are alternatives to most art materials, e.g. a white ceramic plate works well as an artist’s palette; and, a bench with a pile of books to rest your canvas against makes a good easel.
Do I need to dress up?
No need to dress up! Do the class in your pajamas if you like!
Portraits of Basics
with Alyson May
Step-by-step guided tuition
Easy to follow examples of each portrait stage
A completed sepia masterpiece
Downloadable checklists of all the hints and tricks
Hours of educational videos
Private Blueprint of Portraits Facebook group to share your portrait
Monthly Q&A in the Blueprint of Portraits Facebook group where you can ask for specific feedback from me
So go on…take the ‘not-so-scary’ step, and unleash your inner portrait artist.
The only thing you need to worry about is how to say thank you to the many compliments you will get about your portraiture from family and friends…and where to hang all those magnificent paintings.