In this six week live online class, we will learn traditional methods in creating life like portraits in acrylic. We will draw inspiration from the painting of Gustav Klimt to create backgrounds by making a faux gold leaf without all the expense and mediums. The first four weeks will be spent on the portrait. The second two weeks will learn how to make the faux gold leaf (do not buy Gold Leaf) and incorporate it into a unique background.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. A short tutorial will be given prior to the live class starting.
Unable to attend a sessions? No worries, ALL students will have access to watch the recorded session for 10-days. Recording available 1 day after live session.
All paint color are Golden brand. If you are using a different paint brand, please compare to Golden colors.
Cad Yellow Medium
Cad Yellow Medium
Alizarin Crimson Hue
Permanent Green Light
Irredentist Gold Fine
White Tissue Paper (the kind you wrap a shirt in or stuff in a gift bag)
14×18 or 16×20 stretched canvas
- 1″ Flat
- #5,3,1 Round
- Water container
- Paper towels
Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist specializing in candid portraiture and representational painting. Her innovative use of acrylics has made her a much sought after demonstrator and instructor. Recently, she was chosen as an “Artist to Watch in 2015” by Southwest Art Magazine. Also, selected by the Golden Paint Company as a “Working Artist”, Christina travels to colleges and universities in Southern California educating students about paint, pigments and mediums. Her work has been given awards by the Portrait Society of America, the Acrylic and Casein Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and many others. Her work has also been featured at the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, the International Museum of Contemporary Master of Fine Art, the Santa Paula Museum of Art, and the Pasadena Museum of History, to name a few.
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available.
A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Main Office: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM