Study portraiture through PSA workshops

Learn painting from some of the nations foremost portrait and figure painters. PSA volunteers work to bring nationally-known, teaching artists to the Atlanta area. You do not have to be a PSA member to attend workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

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Previous Portrait Workshops

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

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: 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 … Read More

Two-Day Still Life Workshop with Marc Chatov—March 18-19, 2023

Above: Quiet Melody by Marc Chatov Workshop Fee: Members–$290 and Non-Members— $320 Dates: Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19.  From 9am to 4pm, with a break for lunch. Workshop Location: The Shallowford Annex at 4470 … Read More

Workshop – Mary Qian in Atlanta for a Three-Day Portrait Workshop September 22-24, 2022

ABOUT Mary Qian: Qian’s love of painting shines through in her figurative canvases, which present seemingly unposed subjects that somehow feel vibrantly alive. To read more about Mary Qian, visit “My best paintings happen … Read More

Workshops—Michael Wimmer Two-Day Intensive Workshop February 25-26, 2022

Mike Wimmer, an extraordinary portrait artist, award-winning illustrator, and instructor, comes to Atlanta for a two-day intensive workshop. Using a limited palette approach to achieve a classical result, focusing on color and technique this … Read More

Workshop – Jon deMartin, Methods & Materials of the Baroque & 18th Century. September 27-29, 2021

NEW DATE: September 27-29, 2021 ONLINE: via Zoom FOCUS: Portrait Drawing—Methods & Materials of the Baroque & 18th Century In this three-day workshop we’ll be concentrating on drawing the portrait in the mediums and techniques … Read More

Workshop – Dan Thompson, May 24-26, 2021

MAY 24-26, 2021 3 DAY ZOOM WORKSHOP WITH DAN THOMPSON “Self Portrait Drawing – Doubled Mirror Self Portrait & Emphasis on Expressiveness & Vitality” This Zoom 3 day workshop will be conducted May 24 … Read More

Workshop – Rob Liberace May 11-15, 2020 CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 May 11-15, 2020 – 5 Day Workshop with Rob Liberace Location: Kudzu Art Center, ON TEACHING… Rob is known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He teaches at The … Read More

Workshop – Creating Poetry in the Commissioned Portrait Featuring Louis Carr – September 23 – 25, 2019

Workshop – Creating Poetry in the Commissioned Portrait Featuring Louis Carr September 23 – 25,  2019, 9 am – 4 pm A strong likeness is foundational for a portrait, but finding poetry in identity … Read More

Workshop – Painting the Portrait with Kerry Dunn – September 24 – 28, 2018

Workshop – Painting the Portrait with Kerry Dunn September 24 – 28, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm The purpose of this workshop is to study the building stages of creating a portrait painting … Read More

Workshop – Figure Painting with SETH HAVERKAMP – May 21- 23, 2018

3 Day Figure Painting Workshop with SETH HAVERKAMP May 21 – 23, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm Seth Haverkamp’s portraits and figure paintings have International acclaim. He has won numerous awards for his … Read More

Workshop – A day with James Tennison – November 29, 2017

Workshop—A Day with James Tennison November 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The full-day program will include a live portrait demo with emphasis on mixing flesh tones, a Q&A session on the business side … Read More

Seth Haverkamp Figure Painting Workshop

Figure Painting with Seth Haverkamp: Energized Start, Graceful Finish In this figure painting workshop, students will work from a live model to vigorously apply paint in simplified blocks to capture the gesture of the pose. … Read More

Seth Haverkamp Workshop

Only 2 seats available, reserve today. Strength Through Simplicity Two Alla Prima Portrait Approaches Seth Haverkamp will demonstrate how to explore the essentials of a person and paint only what is needed to make a successful portrait. … Read More