Painting People

with Jack Rosenberg

This is a beginner to advanced course in Portrait/Figure Painting in oil. Students may work from a live model, photo-reference or mirror. Topics covered include proportions, the anatomy and structure of the head and neck, organizing and handling oil paint, discussions and demonstrations of the various artists' materials: paints, supports ( canvas, wood panels), mediums, brushes, solvents, palettes etc, getting the look of three dimensionality and creating realistic skin tones. Each student will receive a complete course syllabus and each class will begin with one or more instructor demonstrations. Students will receive step-by-step guidance and individual feedback. Absolute beginners are especially welcome and encouraged to join in the excitement of oil painting. Advanced artists are very welcome to continue to expand their studio skills too! There is something for everyone in our Saturday morning sessions.

Saturdays, January 26 - March 2
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$220 mbr, $285 non-mbr

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at

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.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

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