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Sonoma Vineyard Final Painting Seamus Berkeley
Sonoma Vineyard, 42″ x 30″, oil on canvas

Ever find yourself finishing a painting and realizing it doesn’t look the way you’d like it to look? In this workshop we’ll concentrate on the most important practice for getting the painting you want: seeing clearly.

The workshop will include demonstration, as well as group and individual instruction.

Visit the FAQ for a list of suggested materials.

For more information and to register, visit Mendocino Art Center or call 707.937.5818 or 800.653.3328.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 18—20, 2015
9:30am to 4:30pm

Working from life: January 23-25, 2015

Joan Fife Home Portrait Painting Seamus Berkeley
Joan Fife Home Portrait Painting Seamus Berkeley

This workshop will cover the basics of portrait painting. Instruction will be with a model, the best way to paint a portrait!

It’s time to get past the rush to get paint on the canvas. There is more to painting the likeness of a person than just getting the technical details exactly correct. Setting up the model means getting that person in their comfort zone allowing their expression to capture their essence. A well planned portrait includes the environment of the sitter as it relates to the person’s character.

This workshop will focus on how to see the person and translate that seeing onto the canvas in front of you.

This workshop is useful for both beginning and intermediate painters. Some painting experience necessary. Group and individual instruction provided, with demonstrations throughout; emphasis on oil painting, all media welcome.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley as an international award winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

For more information, call 510.984.4143 or email.

“Seamus prioritizes his passion for painting and teaching in his life, and his commitment to making good art shows in his ability to convey complex concepts to his students of a variety of skill levels.” ~Workshop participant

Painting Workshop: Portraiture
(Includes model fee)


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Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
January 23-25, 2015
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
$325 plus $35 modeling fee
Use any card, PayPal optional