Seth Haverkamp

Learning to paint by learning to see:

A Portrait Painting workshop

In this intensive 5-day workshop, students will concentrate on representing a portrait through large shapes with an emphasis on a simplified approach to creating a likeness.  Working from a live model, students will begin painting the head with large shapes of value indicating where the features will be.  Next, students will get a likeness of their subject by painting planes of the face and focusing on shadow shapes.  By making large shapes progressively smaller students will begin placing simplified versions of the features until they have a fully developed portrait.  The color palette will remain limited and students will see how to achieve many different “flesh” colors with very few colors on the palette.  Seth will discuss how this leads directly into a multiple layered studio portrait. Seth will also discuss the similarity between painting from life and from photographs.

We will next focus on the clothed figure, still-life, and color. Through color studies, students will learn how to paint the color of the light as an important aspect to painting realism.

The final two days of the workshop will focus on bringing everything together previously discussed and will consist of one long portrait or figure painting with in an interior scene with still life. This will allow time for a more fully developed painting as well as direct experience in color relationships, perspective, value, and shape.

Cost: $695 -- May 9th - 13th -- 9:30am to 4:30pm

Carson Newman University
1646 Russell Ave
Jefferson City, TN 37760





Other Itmes

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Napthol Red
  • Permanent Rose
  • Dioxazyne Purple
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Filbert Bristle Brushes: sizes 2, 4, and 6
  • Round sable or synthetic sable: size 2 and 4
  • 6 canvases, 16” x 20”, with a middle value grey tone on them
  • Turpenoid or Odorless mineral Spirits
  • Paper Towels

Weekly Classes: Tuesday and Thursday

Info coming soon!

Contact me directly with any questions till then.