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Portrait Drawing & Painting Class


Portrait Drawing & Painting Class


For whom is the course?

It is suitable for beginners with first character skills and advanced, and especially popular for tattoo artists, illustrators, designers and pros for PC games and animation films in the character design field.

What do I learn in this course?

In this workshop, you will work the whole time from a real person. You can decide to draw with pencil or charcoal or to paint in oil. If you have never painted with oil, we recommend to draw.

Like our full-time students, you are working from a long-term pose. This means that the same model keeps the same pose all week. This gives you the opportunity to draw or paint a detailed study in which you can concentrate on the many details a portrait of person has.

Basically, this workshop is similar to the figure workshop. The difference is that the focus is on the head maximum to the hips of the person and therefore that the person is dressed.

Our instructors will teach you how to use measurement methods to transfer a person with its correct proportions. How to get started and how to make the drawing or painting looks realistically will be the main themes in this workshop. After outlining the model and get the proportions correct, the participants will focus on the shadow shapes and lines. When you are working with oil you will then concentrate on mixing colours and make your values work together. How to capture the models expression will of course also be shown.

What do I have to bring?

The materials to be brought along can be seen here:

Material Lists

Further information:

The workshops takes place from a minimum of 5 participants to a maximum of 15.

nude model with a butterfly

nude course

nude portrait
drawing with oil



Material Lists


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1 Review

  • Eva from Mühltal August

    Often I am telling about my experiences I got from your oilportrait workshop I attendet. A week is way too short to learn all the techniques...BUT! with you I was lucky to get the best access on this area and really enjoyed it. Your academy is the only place where portrait oil painting is offered as a compact course.

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Do you have participate at this workshop? We would be very happy about your review!


Agustín Incicco​

Agustín Incicco​

Agustín was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1973. He is the son of a family with both, Italian and Spanish background and he grew up by the large Paraná River, one of the biggests in South America. Agustín started sutdying Antrhopology, but then a sailing trip on a very small boat through the North Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean and accross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to Brasil changed his life completly. This experience made such a strong impact in him that from that moment he decided to dedicate himself to the Arts .

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Cornelia Wi

Cornelia Wi

Cornelia, born in Zurich, studied economics at the University of Zurich and graduated in 1997 with a Master’s degree. Art was always part of her life. She enriched her education in various art schools in drawing, painting and sculpturing in Zurich, London, New York and Madrid. In 2017 she completed an intensive study at the Barcelona Academy of Art with special focus on painting.  

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  • 61352 Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe
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