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PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Michael Gillespie

  • 16 Mar 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • ART on the Square classroom


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for beginning and intermediate skill levels



  9 am to 12 pm - Lunch break - 1 pm to 4 pm

ART on the Square Classroom


Fee is due at check-in on day of workshop - paid directly to Instructor 

For supply list:  contact Michael 


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Portraits - a guide to essential beginnings for drawing or painting a portrait

This one day class will emphasize the importance of getting the correct proportions in a face using comparative measurement, and making effective light and shadow work to help in depicting a realistic 3-dimensional head. The class will be using a variety of traditional materials such as charcoal, conte, and and pastel on toned paper.

Michael Gillespie Bio:

Michael Gillespie has been doing portrait paintings for over 40 years. He has received commissions for university presidents, business and industry professionals, and many private individuals. He is a past president of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, and is a signature member of that organization. He is a BFA  graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has studied with several noted portrait artists. He has been a finalist or won awards in such competitions as the Oil Painters of America, the Art Renewal Center, the Florence Academy of Art Scholarship, the Pastel Society of America Scholarship, Salon International, Bosque Art Classic, Texas Visual Art Association, Arlington Visual Arts Association, and the BoldBrush and Art Muse Competitions.

He teaches an Introduction to Fine Arts class at Dallas Baptist University, and has taught at Art on the Square in Waxahachie, for the Forney Arts Council in Forney, and at Borgo Santo Pietro Hotel in Chiusdino, Italy.

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