A Step by Step Approach
Gregory Mortenson

Audience: All levels are welcome.


In this intensive ten-day workshop, artists will create a portrait painting from life. Following a lucid step-by-step approach, participants will first create an accurate graphite drawing on paper, transfer the drawing and then paint in oils on canvas.

Gregory will guide artists with daily demonstrations and in-depth personal critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and all of the finishing details. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, color theory, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session.

Beginning and advanced artists are welcome.   Gregory will work with each artist to meet individual goals.

INSTRUCTION: Demos and on the easel critiques.
CLASS HOURS: 9am to 4pm with lunch at 12 noon. Classes are 6 hours a day, five days a week, Monday to Friday.
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APPLICATION: To apply for this course:
By filling out the following application, you agree to our studio rules. Students are admitted into the program automatically upon complete payment until the maximum number is reached. Payment by Paypal, using credit card is our regular method of payment.  If you prefer to make payment via bank transfer, please email for instructions on how to proceed.

 Tuition is  non-refundable.  Should the Flemish Classical Atelier cancel the course for any reason,  fees are refunded.

You may make your own living arrangements. There are landlords who will give our students special prices for long term stay. You can share this housing with 2 other students. There are 2 bedrooms and 3 bedroom housing. There are also all classes of hotels and hostels.  An official accommodation list is provided by the City of Brugge. Past students have found great accommodation by going through AirBnB.

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