Painted Portraits on Fabric

  • Class Description

    NEW: Learn step-by-step methods to achieve realistic paintings in an intensive 3-day workshop.

    Students will learn how to create an “Eye Trap,” Ashley’s recently painted portraits on fabrics. Students may choose to paint from a selected reference photo or bring their own, printed on 8″ x 8″ paper in both black and white and in color. Through a step-by-step process, students will learn new techniques, be challenged to see differently, use color, and master painting techniques to achieve realistic results.

  • Instructor

    Ashley Cassens

  • Age


  • Level

    Beginner with knowledge

  • Location

    Art Room I

  • Required Materials
    • 2 8” x 8” wooden panels
    • 12” x 12” fabric
    • Clear gesso
    • Charcoal sticks
    • Spray fixative, clear
    • Staple gun + staples
    • Assorted brushes both bristle and soft (flat, round, filbert) in varying sizes.
    • Palette
    • Disposable grey palettes are suitable.  You may also choose to make your own buy putting glass
    • on foam core board and taping it.
    • Medium/Thinners
    • Gamsol Solvent  – or if not available Odorless Mineral Spirits – no turpentine, please or
    • Linseed or Walnut Oil (these are non-toxic)
    • Galkyd Medium (speeds drying time)
    • Liquin – medium that speeds drying time
    • Masters Brush Cleaner
    • Saran Wrap
    • Paper towel roll/rags
    • Palette knives
    • Gloves, if concerned about contact with skin
    • Fishing tackle boxes make great art boxes, you don’t need anything fancy but you will need some kind of bin to keep your supplies in for travel

    Oil Paints  – extra hues are welcome

    • Red acrylic paint
    • Titanium or Zinc White *optional, imitation Lead White*
    • Yellow Ochre Pale
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Transparent Red Oxide or Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Viridian Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Ivory Black
  • Materials Fee:


  • Tuition

    $100 member / $115 non-member

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