Private Lessons

Portrait Course

In this 6-day course you will paint a head-and-shoulders portrait from beginning to end. Whether you have many years of experience or no experience painting at all, I will teach you how to paint portraits well.

You will learn to: draw the head with an emphasis on achieving a good likeness; mix natural, true-to-life flesh tones; not destroy good color and value as you paint; and use many of the techniques that I learned during my 27 years of painting portraits.

This is my most advanced course and you will be expected to follow the course “to the letter”. If you do, you will succeed. Nothing I teach in this course requires any “natural talent”. Although the course is strict and rigid, I feel it is the best way to learn the fundamentals of great portraiture. I will also be teaching you my approach to portrait photography, as well as how to make accurate-to-life, quality prints to work from.

The total cost of the course is $3,000 (USD), which includes all the art supplies you will be using, and a guarantee that you will be the only student in my studio for the duration of the course. Please send an email to if you have any questions or to request schedule availability and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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