ART CENTER SARASOTA • 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL

Alla Prima

January 8 & 15, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

The bird workshop is behind us this year and it was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that participated. Check out my full blog post and photo gallery of the event here


Pet Portrait

February 3 & 4, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

It’s so enjoyable and satisfying to be able to paint a furry or feathery (or scaly) family loved one, whether as a gift or to enjoy yourself and that’s what this workshop is all about.

You’ll learn some secrets to capturing a good likeness and some other important factors in making your portraits seem more realistic.

Day One

The first day we’ll finish the thin under painting and put in the darkest and lightest values making what will work as a value map for when we lay in our thicker colors the next day.

 We’ll also work out the likeness but don’t worry if your drawing skills are rusty, I have a few tricks that will work wonders with your human subjects too.

Day Two

On day two we’ll work the top layer in thicker paint pushing the dark values darker and the lights lighter while adjusting the colors and temperature. 

But we’re always watching that likeness, it is a portrait after all! Pet portraits are so rewarding to paint, I hope you’ll join us.

Advanced beginner – advanced. Message me for more info. Click here for a supply list.

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Jenny Berry Oil Painting Teacher

I’ve been a professional artist since 2004 and teaching since 2015. Check out my about page for more.