Workshops & Demos

Hodza Portait

Fearless Oil Portraiture in Two Colors

with Xenia Hodza

Painting portraits can strike fear into the hearts of the best painters. Many beginners think they’re not “good enough” to even try.  It’s as if one wrong brushstroke is a deal breaker.  This workshop concentrates on the head alone.  Working in ultramarine, burnt sienna, and white, we will practice making a number of portraits - none of them finished, none of them precious - but all of them focused on building confidence, accuracy and speed.  From lobes to lashes, lips and lids, we will demystify the shapes and shadows that are typical of the human face. 

Date TBD

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Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

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Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395