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Intro to Portraits from Life with Carol Tarzier

November 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Bay Area artist Carol Tarzier is offering “Intro to the Portrait from Life.” Class meets on Thursdays September 30th through December 9th in Studio One. Tuition for the ten 3 ½ – hour sessions is $260 for RAA Members, $280 for Guests  Every other class features a demonstration and group discussion; the last class includes a final critique.

“Intro to Portraits” is about using simplifying the structure of the face to create a visually effective portrait.   The series covers color mixing and creating color tones with the Zorn limited palette of Cad Red Light, Yellow Ochre, and Black.     The class begins with setting up the portrait in monochrome, and Carol will demonstrate in charcoal.   We cover facial structure and proportion/ facial anatomy, but most importantly, working with masses and values and loosening up paint handling to create an energetic portrait. There will be a model each class session.

Acrylic instruction is individual. Oil painters please use odorless thinner only.

Carol Tarzier has taught painting for many years at the Academy of Art University.  Her paintings have been represented in national shows and museums, including the Salon International at the Greenhouse Gallery, the Haggin Museum, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition and at the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Show.

The class is limited to 12 students, and pre-enrollment is required.   For questions, email Carol Tarzier at [email protected].   View examples of Tarzier’s work at www.tarzier.com or https://www.facebook.com/CarolTarzierFineArt.


November 18, 2021
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Gateway Art Studio 1
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek
CA, CA 94595 United States