Feb 2024 Supply List and More Info - Jon Houghton Oil Workshop

Portrait Painting Basics
Feb 17-19, 2024 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor:  Jon Houghton


This workshop will cover the basics of how to paint realistic portraits using live models. The program will focus on how to apply value and color using oil paint. We will be using live models each day as part of the workshop. There will be one model on the first day to allow time for detailed instruction and longer demos. The other two days will have different models for each of the two drawing sessions.  Model fees are covered as part of the workshop (but tipping the models is always appreciated). This workshop will be useful for both experienced artists and those that have not used oil paints in the past. Attendees should have some basic understanding of how to sketch a portrait. The workshop will start at 9:00 am each morning, lunch is from 12:00 to 1:30 and the workshop ends at 4:30. The Guild will be open from 8:30 to 5:00 to allow time for prep and cleanup.  


Students are expected to provide their own materials, the following is highly recommended for class:

  1. Recommended brushes – synthetic or bristle, flat and filberts (sizes 2,4,6) small synthetic sable for details, palette knife.
  2. Palette - a painter’s palette, palette paper or plate to hold and mix paints, recommend something around 11"x14” to allow for paint and mixing.
  3. Oil paints - white (your choice), cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, cadmium yellow light, yellow ochre, raw sienna, raw umber, burnt umber, sap green, ultramarine blue, ivory black.
  4. Canvas – You will need (5) 12x16, canvas, canvas board or Masonite, they should be primed and toned middle grey prior to class start (Note Dick Blick carries 12x16 Toned canvas pads – 8 Sheets that can be taped to a hard surface). 
  5. Linseed oil and container to hold and clean brushes (should have a top for storage) – no odorous or toxic liquids are allowed in the guild.
  6. Drawing supplies – Charcoal, eraser.
  7. Paper towels.

Costs and Payment

The cost is 425.00 for members and 450.00 for nonmembers. All payments must be made in full prior to the start of the class. If the class fills up, priority will be given to those that have already paid.  Payment may be made by dropping by the Guild on Wednesday or Saturday mornings between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Cash, check, or PayPal (which is more, due to PayPal fees - the Guild voted on this arrangement).

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$440 Members (includes PayPal Fees)
$466 Non-members (includes PayPal Fees)


Questions concerning the workshop can be sent to: Bill Buckley (artcreationsbybill@gmail.com).