This class is an online course open to painters of all levels and will explore the possibilities of portraiture. Participants will learn to create studies of themselves and sitters (with the assistance of technology to comply social distancing regulations) including, interpreting the physical and three-dimensional into drawing and painting as well as flesh tone colour mixing and detailed studies of facial elements like nose, eyes, lips, ears and hair. Participants can expect to create a range of projects, including quick, timed studies and full portraits to be completed independently and during class time. To the first class, please bring:newsprint pad (18” x 24”), pencil, eraser, ruler, acrylic paint (suggested colours are white, black, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red light, alizarin red, burnt sienna, raw umber, burnt umber and sap green), pack of 5 primed canvas boards at 11” x 14”, paint blushes, water container, and paper towel/rags. We can work with what existing colours you have on hand, too.