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Portrait Painting Workshop


  • Red Door Studios 1427 W 9th St, Suite #302 Kansas City, MO, 64101 United States (map)

Saturday April 4th, 12pm-3pm and Saturday April 11th 11:30am-3pm
Class fee is $125 per student.

This intensive class will cover basic anatomy and structure of the head, lighting and posing the model, drawing the portrait with accuracy and likeness, light and color logic and theory, color mixing, and more!

The first half of the day will focus on anatomy, composition and drawing, while the afternoon will cover all aspects of color and skin tones. Lacey Lewis will provide instructional materials and demonstrate her techniques, with most of the time reserved for students working directly from the live model with individual guidance.

Materials List

  • Vine charcoal and charcoal pencil
  • Eraser
  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow or cadmium yellow light
  • *Cadmium orange (Gamblin)
  • *Cadmium red light (Rembrandt)
  • Cadmium red deep (Rembrandt)
  • Quinacridone rose
  • French ultramarine blue (W&N)
  • *King’s blue (Vasari)
  • *Phthalocyanine turquoise (W&N)
  • *Viridian
  • *Cadmium green
  • Ivory black
  • 11"x14" to 16"x20" Canvas or Gessobord
  • Variety of bristle and synthetic brushes
  • Flat Palette
  • Paper towels
  • Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • Palette Cups

*These materials are recommended but not required.

Please tone the canvas a light brown or light gray in advance by mixing black or burnt umber oil paint with white or use OMS to thin the paint and wipe it across the canvas with a cloth. Make sure that the value of the brown or gray is relatively light, and that your surface is not so smooth that it’s shiny or slippery, as the paint will have difficulty adhering.

Questions? Email Lacey!

Earlier Event: January 25
Oil Painting with Value and Color