Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Damian Osborne
Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Damian Osborne

Portrait Painting Workshop

Date: 26th May 2018, 8.30am for 9am start, until 2pm. 

Here is a fantastic portrait painting workshop with artist Damian Osborne.  Earlier this year, Damian did an hour and a half demonstration at the Milnerton Bowling Club with the Blaauwberg Art Society. The poster above is the result of the live painting demo he did of his model, Rohan Van Der Sandt.

The Blaauwberg Art Society has organised an upcoming workshop in May. Rohan will once again be our live model and Damian will assist you in the challenging, fun and self-rewarding task of painting a portrait in one sitting.

If you have never painted in oils before, this will also be a succinct crash-course encouraging you to dispel all apprehension and realise how marvelous the medium of traditional oil painting truly is.

This is also a wonderful opportunity to learn more from Damian.  Should you be interested in the workshop, it is at the Portuguese Hall, 10 Donegal Street, Rugby, Cape Town. 

To book, please contact Dot Pickett:; 
083 455 4930

Please note, we require R50 deposit to secure your place. Reference your deposit with your name and ‘Osborne’ and send proof of payment to Dot at the email address above. Our banking details are: ABSA Table View, Savings account no. 9238594101.

The total cost of the workshop is R350. We accept EFT or cash for the deposit. If you wish to deposit cash, please note there is a bank fee of R30 that you need to budget for additionally. Please confirm by sms or email to Dot that payment has been made. After the R50 deposit has been made, please bring R300 cash with you on the day.

Please note: There are only 10 places available.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available,but please bring your own lunch.

The hall has small tables and chairs but please bring your own easel, drop sheets, canvas, paints, brushes etc. as needed.

Date: 26th May 2018, 8.30am for 9am start, until 2pm. 

Come and enjoy a wonderful day.

Please bring the following art materials:

  • Oil paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Rose, Sap Green, Cadmium Red. (This is just a guide line of basic colours. If you have more or less, don’t stress and bring along what you have.);
  • Palette;
  • Easel;
  • Canvas or board;
  • Brushes: Bring mostly hogshair filberts (12’s, 10’s, 8’s, 6’s – different brands have different numbers but you basically want 1 inch down to 1/4 inch). Rounds: 6’s, 5’s, 4’s. Detail brushes can be natural or synthetic (Sables are wonderful but really expensive): round 1’s and 2’s preferably with long handles if you can find them;
  • Old rag or t-shirt for wiping excess paint;
  • Some odourless mineral spirits and linseed oil (not the hardware store variety).
  • A little twin metal dipper or small jars for your medium and spirits.
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