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Oil/Pastel Portrait Workshop with Joel Spector

  • 11 May 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Private Studio in Norwalk, CT


  • Does not include the model fee

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This workshop will be based on working from direct observation and photo reference.  Attention will be given to painting techniques using a variety of painterly effects and learning different methods in the application of oil and/or pastel medium. Instruction will include discussion on painterly concepts and how these concepts help the artist set up portraits, and how to evaluate the usage of light, structure, space, and context from a painting’s start to completion. Practical problems will be designed to help each student see in ways that develop tangible painting skills. Students will become familiarized with the painting process by in-studio practice. This workshop is open to all levels.

Joel Spector graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, attended the Art Students League, and received his MFA at Western Connecticut State University. Joel’s commissioned portraits have been included in many prominent collections. He has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Wooster Community Center for the Arts, the Art League of Long Island; SCAN and at Western Connecticut State University.  Joel’s work has won many prestigious awards, been shown in museums and galleries, and has been featured in numerous magazines.

limited space available
materials list provided
some easels available

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