Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Upcoming Portrait Workshop - Brenda Hash

Portrait Workshop - Pastel or Oil
Starting or Finishing that Portrait on Your To-do List
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Whidbey Man, Oil on Copper by Brenda Hash, PSA
June 27th – 29th9:00am – 4:30pm
Taught by award winning artist 
Brenda Hash, PSA
Don't miss this opportunity to study with an artist that has won three awards from the Portrait Society of America.
 The workshop will be held at the
Gates Fine Art Building
2205 Avenue I, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Cost: $225
Description: This is your opportunity to dust off those reference photos you have wanted to use to create that special portrait and actually get started or finish it.  Knowledge in the use of pastel or oil will be assumed. 
This class will focus on the essential skills necessary to paint convincing, colorful portraits in these mediums.  We will spend the first morning understanding classical measurements of the head and body and common mistakes made in their construction.  That afternoon we will review each participant’s reference photos, discuss composition strategies and best practices for approaching the creation of any great piece of art.  The remainder of the workshop will be spent in one-on-one guidance with each participant to finish the portrait of your choice.  Emphasis will be placed on producing an accurate likeness with beautiful skin color in whatever palette you bring.
To Register:  This class will be limited to 10 students.  To hold your spot, please send a deposit of $125 along with your contact information to –
Brenda Hash - Fine Art & Portraiture
9125 Shorelake Dr   
Missouri City, TX 77459
 Note:  Final payment of $100 will be due at the first class on June 27th.
Supply list: 
·        Pastels or Oils (please no Winton or other student grade oil products)
·        Brushes, towels, canvas, razors, etc…needed for the medium you will use
·        Reference photos: Photos should NOT be taken with the flash on or in bright midday sun.  You should be able to see good color in the skin tones and have some of the face in soft shadow.  Bring a variety of poses, if possible.

·        Easels and tables are provided by the studio.
Questions:  Please email your questions to

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