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Three-Day Workshop with Sandra Sanchez October 14-16, 2023


In this three day workshop, Sandra will guide students as they create three Alla Prima head paintings from life (one portrait painting per day). Students will learn how to capture the likeness of the model through methods such as Comparative Measuring and Animal Shapes.  Emphasis will also be placed on “sculpting” the portrait through paint strokes in a way that creates a realistic three-dimensional illusion. Realistic light effects, value relationships, rhythmic gestures and accurate drawings will also be discussed in this workshop. This all ensures that the portrait painting is as true to the model as possible. Lastly, students will learn the basics of analyzing and solving common portrait painting issues, and gain more confidence in their abilities to advance future paintings on their own after the workshop is over. 

Through portrait demonstrations at the beginning of each day, lectures on various concepts and useful tools, and individual feedback, all information covered in this class will be thoroughly explained so that each person will meet their personal goals. All levels are welcome, although some experience in oils and portraiture is encouraged.

ABOUT Sandra Sanchez:

Sandra Sanchez

        Sandra Sanchez is a contemporary portrait artist from Los Angeles County and is currently based in Orange County, California. Ever since visiting the Getty Museum as a young teenager and browsing various art history books pertaining to the renaissance era and beyond, she wanted to develop art skills. She sought out schools that could help her reach her goals of learning how to oil paint at a high level. Immediately upon graduating high school, she relocated across the country to immerse herself in classical fine art training at the Grand Central Atelier in New York City, and graduated in 2017.

She is constantly compelled to recreate the humanity of her subjects through the use of sensitive colors, fluid rhythms, a naturalistic drawing and identifying nuanced expressions for a strong visual impact. The spirit and energy of the model flows through her drawings and paintings. Sandra is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City, as well as a recipient of the Anders Larson-Toich Fund Scholarship, the Alma Schapiro Fund Scholarship and the Neil Patterson Award of Excellence. She is also a three-time participant of the Hudson River Fellowship in upstate New York, and has been featured in  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. 

Visit her website at: https://www.ssanchezfineart.com/

Class size: Max 12 students. Cost: $650 for Portrait Society of Atlanta members or $725 for non-members.
Please not the cancellation/refund policy on the registration form below.

Dates: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday October 14 to 16.  All day, with a break for lunch.

Workshop Location: The Shallowford Annex at 4470 N. Shallowford Road, Atlanta, GA 30338.  

Supplies: A supply list will be provided to the registered students in August. Supply tables are provided, but please bring a portable or lightweight easel to use. A limited number of easels are available if you don’t have one or are travelling. Please request to reserve one with Laura Murphey if needed.

Other Workshop Questions: If you have questions, please email info@portraitsocietyofatlanta.org or call Laura Murphey at (678) 642-9858.

If you need advice on nearby hotel accommodations, please call Laura or email info@portraitsocietyofatlanta.org

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