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oil painted figure with a colorful background

Painting the Figure & Portrait in Oil

SKU: 2024 Spring Stover Figure Painting

Painting the Figure & Portrait in Oil

Intermediate - 🖌️🖌️ 

Instructor: Samantha Stover

Wednesday 6:30-9:30 pm, begins April 17

10 weeks, In-person / Room 3A



This class will cover painting both unclothed and clothed models in an environment.  Students will investigate the expressive and visual concepts of painting and drawing as they relate to the human form. Working with live models, students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the figure in its spatial environment.

In-depth instruction in historical methods and materials of figurative painting will help strengthen perceptual and technical skills.  Essential concepts of figure painting will be addressed, such as gesture, proportion, skeletal structure, color palettes, and compositional strategies.


Who this class is for:  Students new to working from the figure are welcome. However, it is highly recommended that students have some experience with both drawing and painting as this is not an introductory-level class. 

If you are unsure if a class is right for you, please read our Pathway To Sucess: A Guide or have a conversation with a Faculty member or our Head of Faculty before the first week of the term comes to an end. Once the second week of classes starts, no refunds will be offered.


Please find our full refund policy linked here.


For 10-week courses, only withdrawals more than 14 days before the first day of class – 100% tuition refund*


A $25 administrative fee is applied to all refunds.


*If we can fill your spot, we will fully refund your tuition, less the administrative fee.

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