Intro to Portraits in Oil with Carol Tarzier—–Now enrolling for January
February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bay Area artist Carol Tarzier is offering “Intro to the Portrait from Life.” Class meets on Thursdays, January 6th through March 24 2022, in Studio One.
Tuition for the twelve 3 ½ – hour sessions is $312. for RAA Members (26. per session), $332. for Guests. Every other class features a demonstration and group discussion; the last class includes a final critique.
“Intro to Portraits in Oil” 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 every other 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.