250 661-9285

 Long Pose Oil Portrait Painting Class

Painting Class

Sunday afternoons 2-5pm
  October 16th to November 6th
Please register by Oct. 14th

Online class!

Come learn techniques for painting the portrait. In this class there will be one, four week long pose. Noah will show you classical techniques for painting a realistic portrait. Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt angle to find correct proportions. Noah will show how he mixes colours and talk about how he thinks about colour when painting. You will learn how to start your painting, see and record shapes clearly and simply, and model form by carefully observing the properties of light. 

You will work on one painting over the four week class.

Week one: Students will work with a limited palette of colours, working on proportion and value.

Week two to four: Students will work with a full colour palette refining their painting.

Noah will live stream his demo to start the class. Students will work at home from a portrait photo that will be emailed to each student. Students will email photos of their work in progress during the class and Noah will critique and help each student on the live stream.

You need an internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet to watch as well as a cell phone with a camera or a digital camera to take pictures of your work and email them to me during the class!

Lots of demos and individual instruction!
Some drawing experience recommended.

Cost $210 includes GST and model fees
Materials not included. Click for supply list.

To register for a class

Contact Noah at or 250 661-9285


Email or call Noah and then send a e-transfer
If you would like to pay by cheque please email for the mailing address.

Payment is required in full to reserve your place. You are not registered until your payment has been received.

Cancellation and make up policy

If you cancel 7 days before the start of class you get a full refund. Cancel after this date there is no refund. If a class has to be canceled by Noah, you get a full refund.
There is no makeup class policy

Student comments

"I have taken both portrait painting and drawing from Noah Layne and found him to be not only a brilliant artist but an exceptional teacher. He is both kind and patient but most importantly I have noticed an improvement in my skill level. I intend to take more classes from him."
Mary Conley

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