Monday - Friday, September 14-18, 2020
Location: Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe WI
Learn to paint the portrait, capturing a likeness as rapidly as possible. This five-day workshop will focus on the accuracy of drawing, values, edges, texture, and color.
Students will learn to paint the portrait alla prima, with dynamic brushwork and texture, achieving not only a likeness, but energetic and engaging paintings. We will paint a new portrait every day, focusing on quick starts and a less is more approach.
Learn what factors contribute to a likeness vs. unnecessary details that can contribute to an overworked, lifeless portrait. All levels are welcome, even if you’ve never painted portraits before. Patrick’s simple steps for evaluating your paintings in progress will improve not only your skills as a portrait painter, but your painting abilities in general.
Each day will start with a full demonstration and lecture followed by students painting directly from the model with frequent one-on-one instruction. The day will end with a class critique where Patrick will provide individualized areas of improvement for each student to focus on during the following session.
About the MISA campus
The beautiful prairie meadow campus is located on the site of the historic Sandstrom Dairy Farm of Madeline Island. All but one of the existing buildings are new and have been custom-designed to maximize the creative experience offered by the workshops.
On-campus lodging is steps away from the studios and dining area, and is adjacent to the MISA apple orchard. Students can choose to stay in a shared room with bath en suite, a private room with shared bath en suite, or a private room with a private bath en suite.
A meal package is included with all on-campus lodging options, consisting of breakfast and lunch each day, and two on-campus dinners. Several restaurant options are available on Madeline Island and students are encouraged to explore the local offerings for dinners not provided on-campus. Unlimited healthy snacks and beverages are available at any time. Vegetarian and gluten free options are also available.