Portrait Painting



The course takes place tuesdays 16.45 – 19.15
Corse Portrett: 01.03.2017 – 05.04.2017

Next round
Corse Portrett: 19.04.2017 – 24.05.2017



6 evenings NOK 1 900,-

Combined with drawingcorse the same evening: NOK 3000,-


For registration please contact us by phone +47 92067939 or e-mail strtor@c-k.no


Portraits are an inspiring starting point for learning to draw and paint. The face is what we humans psychologically recognise the quickest in a person, and we have always been interested in depicting persons, above all the face.

We work with a live model, and go through different challenges in the drawing process. The course is adapted based on each participant’s level – whether you are a beginner or more experienced, the teaching and individual feedback is adapted to you. You can choose whether you want to use oil or acrylic paint.

The course can also function as a progressive education as a portrait drawer, potentially in combination with other courses, such as life drawing or sculpture. For those who choose to follow the course through the whole year, the teaching will focus on developing the participant’s own voice as an artist. They will explore more advanced aspects of portrait drawing, such as physical similarities: similarity in portrait drawing is decided by the artist’s understanding of proportions, form, shades etc. Beyond this, it is the artist’s abilities in abstraction and his/her feel for form and rhythm which creates a life like and psychological expression in the portrait.


Recommended equipment:

  • Painting paper or rolled canvas
  • Flat brushes in different sizes
  • Palette/palette paper and bended palette knife
  • Masking tape (not blue) and a scissor/paper knife
  • Painting cloth/rag and clothes you don’t mind spilling on

And if you have; a couple of empty jam glasses or similar, for water, oil, brushes etc

Suggestion for colours (you do not need all of these for the first course evening, only the most important, and the rest can be acquired underway):

  • Black and titan white
  • Red: Warm (bright cadmium) and cool (carmine/madder lake/alizarin)
  • Blue: Warm and cool, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, Parisian blue, cyan blue)
  • Yellow: Cadmium lemon and cadmium dunkel
  • Earth colours: yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umbra, green earth

In addition: shoes or socks for inside use, and an apron or clothes you do not mind getting spilled on.


Teacher: Jan Cato Bøttger