Workshop Details

First Name Robin
Last Name Damore
Event Workshop
Start Date March 26, 2018
End Date March 30, 2018
Days _MTWTF_
Times All Day
Cost (USD) $595.00
Location Studio- Robin Damore
Address 2013 SE 99th Court
City Vancouver, WA
State WA
Postal Code 98664
Country USA
Phone 503-227-7305
Portraits in Oil Workshop In this 5 day comprehensive workshop, students will work to capture a likeness using 2 primary styles of painting: 1) Direct painting - where color is mixed and applied directly to the canvas based on color observations 2) Indirect painting - an old masters style of painting, where a monochromatic grisaille is created to establish the drawing and values. Color is then added in a second step using layered translucent glazes.

Robin will demonstrate each step of the process and work with students one-on-one as they work thru the steps. Students will work from a live model and Robin will photograph the model from each student’s easel position so that they are able to observe the differences between what can be seen from life and from photographs - each student will have both the photograph and life as references for their work in class.

Thru demonstration, interactive class discussion and one-on-one instruction students are encouraged to risk and explore growing their painting practice with strategies for overcoming resistance and facing fear that sometimes comes with growth. An inclusive safe space to risk and a sense of community are something Robin intentionally works to facilitate in each class. All levels are welcome. Teens to Adults.

Robin Damore is a full-time portrait artist and teacher whose work is in collections around the country. Robin studied extensively with Russian Master, Leonid Gervits. You can see more of her work at - Robin’s work was recently featured in the Dec 2017 issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

The workshop is held in Robin’s newly designed studio along the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA. Robin and her husband, Denny, are known for their hospitality and gourmet studio lunches!