This new workshop will provide a fun, basic understanding of the language of portraiture through colour, form, space and light.  While sketching a live model, we will explore how artists have utilized each aspect of this painterly language. For example: In what way is a Fauvist portrait different from Impressionism? We will examine the use of colour. How is Lucian Freud’s painting different from the work of Francis Bacon? We will look at the importance of emotional expression in portraits. To best utilize this workshop, some experience in painting with acrylics is preferred.




Your Instructor

Elizabeth Greisman

(BFA, B.Ed)

Elizabeth studied at York University and graduated with a degree in Visual Arts and Education. She studied Dance Education at the Laban Centre in London and graduated from Ryerson University in Landscape Design. Since 2001 she has participated in yearly international residencies where she developed collaborations in art, dance, poetry, music, theatre, creative writing and cuisine. Elizabeth is a practicing painter, curator and visual arts administrator who has worked both internationally and in Toronto with a studio at Wychwood Barns. She has exhibited 5 years at Spadina Museum during Nuit Blanche in Toronto, the Canadian Embassy in Dublin, and has had shows in Marnay sur Seine France including two garden installations and an illustrated cookbook based on seasonal fruits, flowers and vegetables.

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