Class Schedule and Registration

Gini Deaton teaches oil painting in the wet-on-wet style made famous by PBS TV artists. This method of wet into wet, or alla prima painting has been around for centuries and is used by artists worldwide. As a certified instructor, she says, “Anyone can learn to paint with this method of step by step demonstration and one on one instruction”. Take home a finished painting at the end of the class! Even first time painters are surprised at how well they do. 

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Cancellation policy: Stuff happens. So, if you register for a class and can’t attend please try to give me at least a days notice so I don’t prepare your space in the class and can offer the class to someone on my waiting list. You can transfer your payment to another class at your convenience. If you give me at least 3 hours notice you will be credited for a future class at your convenience. Sorry, no refund for classes unattended or canceled without notice.

Pendleton Artists Society – Portrait Painting Class @ Gallery 119
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pendleton Artists Society - Portrait Painting Class @ Gallery 119 | Pendleton | Indiana | United States

3 Day Portrait Painting Class From Your Own Photo – 3 Sundays in August

  • 1st Sunday (3 hours) – Composition & drawing onto your canvas. Demonstration & help provided using several methods.
  • 2nd Day (4 hours) – learn how to do an under painting putting in the darks and lights you see in your photo. Several methods will be discussed and demonstrated. Palette mixes for flesh tones will be discussed and demonstrated. I’ll have handouts with different mixes/formulas available.
  • 3rd Day (4 hours) – Finishing the painting. Details & help with your painting. Corrections, feedback help. My intention is not to do the painting for you…but to help you learn how to do it yourself.
  • 3 Sundays: Aug 4, (10am – 1pm) Aug. 11 (10am – 2pm) and Aug. 18 (10am – 2pm) Bring your own snacks/lunch if desired.
  • Cost: $80 – for all 3 days.
  • You bring your own supplies. 
    • Photo of subject. Make sure this is a clear photo. The better the photo the better your painting. I use my smart phone and my ipad a lot. I will demonstrate how to do that effectively.
    • Drawing supplies: Graph paper. Pencil. Ruler. Proportional divider tool is very handy.
    • Oil Paints and medium (basic set of colors – artist grade rather than student grade is better)
    • Oil brushes, I use a 3/4″ flat for backgrounds and various smaller flats and filberts for details. Brushes matter, so bring good ones.
    • Canvas – always paint portraits as life size as possible. I suggest either a 12″ x 16 or 16″ x 20″ to start.
    • Paper towels
  • All levels of painters welcome.
  • Maximum of 12 students
  • Register here