Take part in a special and focused Master class dedicated to all aspects of the Commissioned Portrait! Held in the private studios of Michael Shane Neal, glean important and valuable information from Neal and his more than 25 years of experience as a commissioned portrait artist, having completed nearly 600 commissions in his career. The week begins with meeting your “client” who will become your model for the week. Experience a planning session, posing your model, lighting techniques, and character study. Complete a photo shoot using Neal’s approach and equipment, learn to use Photoshop techniques in a classroom exercise to enhance and strengthen your photos, study compositional design and complete life sketches from your model. Strengthen your understanding of working from photo reference as well as your model who will pose from life throughout the week. Neal will be critiquing easel to easel as well as working alongside you on the same model using the same techniques for creating a portrait. Journey together through the process and share in both the struggles and the victories of painting on commission.
$2,495 (Lunch included each day with Michael Shane Neal)
Limited to 8 students.