In this class we will explore the traditional techniques used to create a life-like portrait with emphasis on values and understanding color combinations to create realistic skin tone from a reference photo.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date.
Complimentary 10-day access to each recorded session. Recordings are emailed the day after each live session.
Paint (please select “professional grade” Heavy Body paint, no student grade paints please)
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Green Light
Brushes (I prefer Golden Talkon brushes. No Bristol, or natural hair brushes. Brushes in Acrylic painting take a lot of abuse, so please do not invest in expensive brushes.)
Real Value – Princeton Brush set 9153
1” Flat Golden Talkon
Variety of Rounds # 3,4,7
Palette Glass, plastic, or disposable with support
2 stretched canvases 11″x14″
Container for water
This online course requires the use of the Zoom program. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone (with camera preferred) and internet. To download the program, click on the following link: zoom.us/download.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. If you need help with Zoom, please let us know and we will schedule a short tutorial for you prior to your class.
Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California. Her work focuses on figurative realism, and contemporary portraiture. Recognized by Southwest Art Magazine as a winner in their annual “Artistic Excellence” competition, as well as being a featured artist in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazines article “21 Figure Paintings You Must See” her unique style and imaginative subject matter has made her a favorite among collectors in the United States and Europe. Her work has been honored with awards from Max Ginsburg, Dean Mitchell, Tony Pro, Kristin Hoerth (Editor and Chief of Southwest Art Magazine), and Lisa Temper Hanover the Director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum.
Her innovative use of acrylic has made her a much sought after demonstrator and instructor. She is currently a Golden Working Artist representing Golden Artist Colors Company, and a painting instructor at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.
Christina’s work has been shown at the Museum of Latin American Art, San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the Santa Paula Museum of Art, the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, the Pacific Asian Museum, the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, the Pasadena Museum of History, and many galleries throughout the United States.
Her work has also been included in book series “Acrylic Works” (the best of acrylic painting) issues 2,3, 5,7 edited by Jamie Markle, as well a being a featured artist in American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Southwest Art Magazine.
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change class/workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a class/workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another class/workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
There are no make-ups available for online courses. Students are emailed a 10-day access to each recorded session, made available the next day after the live session.
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