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Portrait Painting
Instructor: Brett Gamache
Sat. 10am – 1pm | Feb. 25 - April 29
(8 sessions, no class on March 18, or April 22)

Price: $350

Now Accepting Wait List Registrations

This class focuses on direct observational portrait painting from a live model. The course emphasizes “seeing”, simplifying, and the importance of beginning a painting well. We will discuss color as it relates to skin tones and better understand how to achieve a “likeness” of the sitter. Open to the beginner as well as the advanced painter.
Materials needed:
16” x 20” canvas or prepared board each class,
Paints: Titanium white (large tube), naples yellow, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, viridian green, pthalo green, raw umber
Palette knife- 2” teardrop shaped suggested
Brushes: min 2 rounds, 2 flats (# 6, #8)
Roll of paper towels or painting rags
Handheld mirror, vine charcoal sticks, 2 small containers with lids for medium and solvent
Prerequisite:none required
Price: $350, non–credit


About Brett: Brett holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire, and a BFA from Mass Art. Brett has exhibited widely, and completed fully funded residencies at centers including the Rocky Neck Artist's Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts amongst others. Brett lives and works in Salem, MA.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at
978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu






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