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February 23 - March 30, 2023

Understanding the Portrait w/Alexander Shanks

Wayne Art Center • 413 Maplewood Ave WaynePA  19087 Organized by Wayne Art Center
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We're sorry, but this class is over. The last meeting was Thursday, March 30, 2023.

Understanding the Portrait with Alexander Shanks A six (6) session course 2/23/23 - 3/30/23 Tuition includes model fee.
Working from a live model, this class will give you a clearer understanding of the process required to create a strong portrait. Demonstrations will provide insight into necessary simplifications of complex problems. Students will learn to capture likeness and improve techniques.
Supply List:
  • Palette (Preferably 16” x 20” wooden palette)
  • 9”x12” cotton canvases. 16” x 20” is also acceptable. (Toned to a middle value grey with ‘Goldens’ acrylic N6 neutral gray tone)
  • Oil paints (Preferably Windsor Newton Brand):
Burnt Sienna Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red Cadmium Orange Cadmium Red Indian Yellow Viridian French ultramarine Blue Titanium White
  • Nitrile or vinyl gloves to protect your hands
  • Viva paper towels or cotton rags
  • Glass jar or Silicoil tank jar (for solvent)
  • Mineral Spirits, Sunny side, Gamsol, or similar brand
  • Bulldog clips (if needed to secure canvas or palette to surface)
  • Brushes: Silver Brush Brand (Or other brands of varying size)
Silver Grand Prix Filbert #2 (Bristol) Silver Grand Prix Filbert #4 (Bristol) Silver Grand Prix Filbert #8 Silver Renaissance Sable Cats Tongue #2 Silver Renaissance Sable Cats Tongue #4


2022-2023 Senior Membership
or 2022-2023 Adult Membership
or 2022-2023 Child Membership
or 2022-2023 Family Membership
or 2022-2023 Benefactor Membership
or 2022-2023 Friend Membership
or 2022-2023 Patron Membership
or 2022-2023 Sponsor Membership
or 2022-2023 Adult Membership


Alexander Shanks


February 23 - March 30, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Ave WaynePA  19087

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