In this class we will explore the traditional techniques used to create a life-like portrait with emphasis on 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 Yellow medium
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Green Light
Ultra Marine Blue
Optional: Mars Black and Titanium Buff, or Unbleached Titanium
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
4 to 6 stretched canvases no larger than 11×14
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 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.
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.
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Main Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
LAAFA campus is closed in between quarters, from September 10th – October 2nd. On-Campus Office hours will resume on Monday, October 3, 2022. Phone hours will continue to be available during this break.