Portrait Painting Workshop

With Master Artist

Teresa Oaxaca

3 Days, Fri. Feb. 21st - Sun. 23rd, 10am - 5pm

Course Description

Students will paint from the live model in this three day portrait painting workshop. Instructor Teresa Oaxaca will work in oils and demonstrate over the course or three days her direct and layered approach to painting the portrait. Each day students with receive critiques as they work on a single portrait of their own, taking instruction from directions critiques and lectures, as well as watching the process unfold in front of them day by day.

What You'll Learn

The method of direct painting, “Alla Prima” or painting and drawing, all at once

Teresa’s views of art materials and how they relate to the techniques of direct painting, glazing and impasto. The durability of paintings and choosing the best art supplies will be discussed too

Ideas about color and and composition will be discussed

Tonality or Values, and how to they relate to color choices and drawing and “form painting”

Edges and realism vs. draftsmanship

Realities and stories about the artist’s life, art history and how to continue to learn to be a painter

Kline Academy Visiting Instructor Shaun Berke


Teresa Oaxaca

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America and the Museu Europeu D’Art Modern in Barcelona. Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses. Currently she teaches workshops around the United States and in Europe.