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Painting the Eye

• Fall 2020 Workshops •

Offered for all skill levels: Learn to create a well-structured painting of the eye with convincing colors. We will begin by discussing the construction of the eye, to get accurate proportions and structure. Then we will move to color and concentrate how to mix colors and how to add details like the highlights and eyelashes. You can use any medium you like in this course. I will be doing the demo in oils and will provide a suggested supplies list for those interested in using oils.  By the end of the course you’ll have a painting of the eye that you’re proud of as well as a solid understanding of how to render the eye which you can carry into all your future paintings! The class will include a demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire. In addition to the live Zoom class each student will receive links to the downloadable videos of the demo painting and mixing on the palette so that you can return to the course material whenever you like!


Kristy Gordon has twelve years of experience teaching and conducting painting workshops, lectures and classes throughout North America. She is an adjunct professor at the New York Academy of Art and has taught at numerous schools and academies including the National Academy in NYC, and The Academy of Realist Art in Ottawa and Boston. Gordon has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and China. Her work has earned numerous awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America. She has been widely featured in magazines, art publications, radio and television shows, including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art and Bravo!’s Star Portraits. Kristy’s paintings hang in more than 600 collections worldwide including the Government of Ontario Art Collection and The Clearing House in NYC.

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Instructor: Kristy Gordon

Date: Saturday, October 24th 2020

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (PST)

(with a one hour break for lunch)

Online ZOOM course

Price: $150.00

(Includes registration and ZOOM Fees)

Course Postponed Until Winter Term - 2021