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Portrait painting from life in Oils

A Weekend Workshop with Artist Nina Ruminska // February 10 & 11 // 10:00 - 17:00

This 12-hour workshop will guide participants through the fundamentals of portrait painting, a key skill in any artist's development. We will cover:

  • preparing the initial sketch,

  • creating a colour study

  • composing the image on a bigger format

  • establishing large colour masses

  • building up the form and finally,

  • developing features of the face and adding final touches.


The course will focus on how to understand and simplify the form, navigate through the planes of the head and observe how colour and value changes as the light travels across the subject.


Inspired by the method taught by the Russian Academy in Florence, and taught by Dublin-based, classically trained artist Nina Ruminska. Suitable for all levels. Teaching will be tailored to participant’s individual needs.

We'll break each day for a 1 hour lunch.



** Some materials supplied, though a list of materials will be sent to participants prior to the course.


Refund Policy:

* Unfortunately, no refunds are given. Please make sure that you, or the person you are gifting the workshop to, can attend this workshop.

If you cannot attend the workshop we can reschedule your workshop if you inform us up to 21 days prior to the workshop's start date. If you request to reschedule less than 21 days before the workshop starting date we will not be in a position to change the date. Places can be given to a friend if you can no longer attend - please inform us as soon as you can with the new attendee's contact details.

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