Kathie Camara is a Certified Valerie Stewart Portrait Instructor. She has painted many portraits with Valerie and in Jan. 2010 completed a 3-Tier intensive portrait certification course. This course reinforced the fundamentals of portrait painting using the Valerie Stewart process and techniques and how to communicate those to other painters regardless of the painting style being used. Kathie has developed her own series of workshops for students interested in becoming Portrait artists.
Don't miss these workshops at
Butterfly Kisses Studio, Clermont, FL
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Level 1: (Beginner) Pet Portrait Workshop
You will begin your journey to portrait painting by painting a likeness of your pet using your own photo that Kathie has *approved in advance. During the workshop, you will learn the techniques for taking good photos, transferring likeness to canvas, underpainting, adding color washes, hair (fur), eyes, noses, etc. Portrait painting techniques are employed.
Level 2: (Intermediate) Portrait Workshop
Once you have mastered the Pet Portrait techniques, you are ready to paint a likeness of a person using your own photo that Kathie has *approved in advance. You will learn the techniques for taking good photos, transferring likeness to canvas, underpainting, adding color washes for skin tones, hair, eyes, teeth, fabrics, jewelry and other final details. Portrait painting techniques are employed
Level 3: (Advanced) Portrait or Pet Workshop
Once you have mastered both Level 1 Pet and Level 2 Portrait Workshops, you may attend any Portrait Workshop that is scheduled and Kathie will assist you with painting a likeness of either a Pet or a Face of your choice from a photograph that you bring to class. (Level 3 students may bring your own canvas, up to size 18 X 24, basecoated in advance. You may paint 1 or 2 faces, however, you most likely will not finish your larger portrait in the 2 days.) Portrait painting techniques are employed.
* Levels 1 & 2: You will need to email a good quality digital photo to Kathie for approval at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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