Creative Portrait Workshop
For Adults

Class Description

This creative and relaxing full day workshop is a wonderful opportunity to explore figurative painting. Using both traditional and experimental techniques we will create a unique figurative or portrait painting in acrylic. Professional artist Marina Nazarova will do demonstrations and guide students through steps of tone and colour mixing, figure proportions and composition strategies. 

During the class we will fully dive into the creative process while gathering concepts, searching for inspiration and making studies using collaging and sketching. Everyone will complete a larger painting to take home. 

Some painting experience is recommended.

Bring your own acrylic painting materials,  a support (canvas or wood) at least 12 x 16 inches and photo references. Marina will provide some images as well.

materials list

Your Instructor

Marina Nazarova

Marina Nazarova is a Russian-Canadian visual artist and illustrator based in Toronto ON. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC. The majority of Marina’s work revolves around people and spaces as she draws her inspirations from everyday life and found images. In her figurative paintings she mainly uses oils and acrylic on canvas and wood panels. Recently she has been taking her art practice outside of her studio to do murals indoors and outdoors. Marina has exhibited locally and internationally.