Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jon Houghton Oil Portrait Workshop

Jon Houghton Oil Portrait Workshop
January 29, 30, 31, 2016

at the Art Students' Guild, 909 E. New Haven, Melbourne

The Art Students' Guild of Brevard is sponsoring a 3 day oil painting portrait workshop taught by the master portrait artist, Jon K. Houghton. 

Jon Houghton's paintings hang in corporate headquarters, hospital boardrooms, military instillations, courtrooms, homes of very lucky people and places of which we have lost track. He has a wealth of knowledge accumulated over many years of drawing, designing, painting, education, and study. He loves to share.

We will have the same model for 3 mornings and different models for each of the 3 afternoons. Jon will do short demos followed by critiques while the artists paint.

Demonstrations will include portrait studies; posing, lighting and staging for portraits and mixing the flesh tone palette.

Workshop content:

Posing, lighting and backgrounds for interest, clarity and expression

Efficient drawing approaches for the one-sitting portrait

Making a color plan

Flesh tone color theory and mixing palettes

The use of values

Painting a painting, not just a likeness

Capturing personality

Edges and vignettes

“I will demonstrate the palette layout before the session begins, from 9 am to 9:30 am. We will begin with a drawing, so a full color palette will not be necessary initially.”

Those who have attended Jon's workshops know that attendees make big strides in their endeavor to be better portrait artists.

The morning session will be from 9:30-12:30. There will be a one hour lunch break. The afternoon session will be from 1:30-4:30.

Cost of the workshop is $300 for Guild members and $430 for non-members. Syllabus and materials supplied with registration.

Contact:  Peggy Rank  Cell: 321 698 3778  (call or text )  or email:

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