Series : Part 1/2

Acrylic and Collage Woman Portrait: I (FR)

Wednesday, December 8th at 6 P.M. (EST)
Duration : 2 hours
Teacher : Maud Besson

$35 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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Master a variety of techniques to create a unique portrait! In this two-part workshop, artist Maud Besson will guide you through the creation of a portrait using acrylic paint, as well as drawing and collage techniques. You will complete a work of art in two parts, while practicing these techniques. Join her and get creative every Wednesday for two weeks: December 8th and 15th.

Part I: Drawing a face and creating a background with paper

Part II:
Acrylic painting techniques and portrait making. Part II will take place December 15th at 6 pm, to register, click here.

Step by step, Maud will show you all her techniques!


Open to beginners and intermediates (ages 12 to 99)

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)



Part I: Drawing a face and creating a background with paper

In this first workshop, you will learn how to draw beautiful, proportional and harmonious faces. You will then learn how to make a background with paper and glue. Your canvas will be ready to paint for the second workshop.

Step 1:

To begin, Maud will show you drawing techniques to create beautiful portraits. Learn how to observe proportions and details that make each person unique (roundness and angles, hair, forehead length, etc.).

Step 2:

Maud will tell you more about the types of paper and glue to use. You will start your creation on canvas, gluing newspaper, book pages or decorative papers of any kind. You can choose the paper you prefer.

Step 3:

Maud will guide you through finalizing your background with gesso. Once it is dry, she will show you how to make a portrait using a HB pencil. Finally, she will tell you about the patterns that will be used to create the model's extravagant hairstyle. You will be able to choose, collect and prepare some elements to glue that will be useful during the second workshop.


List of materials to bring:

✓ HB and/or B pencils
✓ Eraser
✓ A sketchbook
✓ 1 canvas (8 x 10 in, board or mounted)
✓ Gesso
✓ Glossy gel medium
✓ Glossy liquid medium
✓ Hog bristle and synthetic bristle paintbrushes in all sizes (square, round, fine; including one ¾ in square, one ½ in square; one ¼ in square)
✓ Acrylic set with primary colours (1 Black, 1 White, 1 Burnt Umber Brown)
✓ Decorative paper or newspaper for the collage (for your background)
✓ Magazine paper or other decorative items for the collage (for the model's hair)
✓ 1 glass jar of water
✓ Rags
✓ A well palette to mix your colours
✓ Hair dryer
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